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Tag Archives: Johnson County

Lt. Governor holds strategic meeting in Vienna concerning drug issues

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti held a strategic meeting at the Vienna Public Library on Friday, Aug. 25, concerning drug problems. Several county officials and local leaders were present. Sanguinetti talked about how people get addicted to drugs, specifically opioids. “[Opioids] are far different from any …

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Total Solar Eclipse attracts thousands to county

Johnson County was host to as many as 10,000 or more visitors from across the country, and world, Monday, August 21, 2017 for the viewing of the ‘Total Solar Eclipse Across America’. The once-in-a-lifetime event has not been witnessed in this region for more than 100 years. At the Vienna …

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Sheriff’s office, ambulance service, ESDA: Agencies release eclipse safety announcements

Johnson County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the eclipse will last the longest. …

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Eight vehicle crash injures several, unnknown good Samaritans save lives

An eight vehicle, semi involved personal injury traffic crash occurred on Friday, Aug. 4 at 12:08 p.m. The accident took place on Interstate 24 in the west bound lane at mile post 1.5 in Johnson County. All involved vehicles, excluding a Peterbilt, driven by Nathan Fast, 37, of Byron, Minnesota, …

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Property, mobile home tax bills mailed; New property tax collection site available

Property, mobile home tax bills mailed Over $10.9 million in tax bills were mailed Friday, July 7, by Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams’ office. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon. Williams said the county sent out approximately 6,484 pieces of mail for both real estate …

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2017 River to River Relay set Saturday, ISP gives traffic advisory

This year’s River to River Relay is scheduled to be run Saturday, April 22. The relay begins in Union County and ends in Golconda. The event is coordinated by the River to River Runners Club. The club noted on its website that due to logistical issues on the relay course, …

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Johnson County receives water and sewer grant

Johnson County has recently received a grant for a water main extension at East Crossroads. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, DCEO,  announced the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant, CDBG,  for Public Infrastructure on March 29. Forty communities across the state will receive federal funds totaling …

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Sheriff’s office awarding scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has recently announced that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to purse higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The students must be enrolled …

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Four Iowans killed in plane crash in Johnson County

By Lonnie Hinton The last hours of 2016 had Johnson County officials, EMS personnel and many volunteers extremely busy dealing with a plane crash that killed four people from Iowa. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Johnson County 911 received a report of a possible plane crash near East …

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Third Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs planned this weekend

Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the third running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs on Saturday, Nov. 12. The races will begin …

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