Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: Johnson County

Saline County man jailed after 100 m.p.h. chase, crashing stolen vehicle in Vienna

A police pursuit that began in Saline County Monday afternoon ended when the driver of a stolen car failed to negotiate a turn and crashed the vehicle in Vienna. Austin Carter, 21, of Saline County was arrested in Vienna on multiple traffic violations. A complete story on Monday’s pursuit can be …

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Congressmen to visit Dixon Springs Friday afternoon

U.S. Congressmen John Shimkus, Mike Bost and Rodney Davis are scheduled to be at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m. to give an update on the U.S. Farm Bill and other legislative issues. Dixon Springs Agricultural Center is located at 354 State Highway 145 …

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Injured Bald Eagle mends, released near Vienna

An injured Bald Eagle found October 16, 2014, on the Dallas and Charlene Harner Farm on Old Cypress Road near Vienna was released Saturday afternoon after two months of care and rehabilitation. When the Harner family found the eagle, unable to fly, they contacted a Federal game warden that put …

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First Tunnel Hill State Trail 100/50 mile in Vienna, Illinois

– Photos by Lonnie Hinton, The Vienna Times © Vienna’s first international event began early this morning. Over 300 endurance runners from across the United States, and three other countries, kicked off the first Tunnel Hill State Park 100 Mile and 50 Mile Runs this morning, Saturday, Nov. 15, in Vienna, Illinois. With …

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Vienna to be site of 100 and 50 mile trail runs

Plans are coming together for the first Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile races on the scenic Tunnel Hill Trail State Park in Johnson County. The Tunnel Hill 100/50 run will be the first of its kind in Southernmost Illinois, attracting several hundred runners and supporters from across the country. The timed …

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Tourism officials share local travel economic impact at Wetlands Center

The Illinois Office of Tourism Road show made their annual stop to Southern Illinois at the Cache Wetlands Center in Cypress on Tuesday, July 29. This year, the Office of Tourism celebrated three consecutive years of record breaking travel industry numbers. According to statistics presented by state travel director Jen …

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Coalition pushes for state to enact hydraulic fracturing regulations after more than a year

  Four hundred days have passed since the state legislature in Illinois passed the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act in 2013, but as yet the law has not been enacted. That leaves the legislators and environmental groups in Illinois who worked closely together on the bill scratching their heads and wondering …

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Judge Williamson elected chief judge

The Circuit Judges of the First Judicial Circuit have elected a new chief judge, effective May 9, 2014. Johnson County Presiding Circuit Judge James Williamson was elected to fill the post after his predecessor, Circuit Judge Mark H. Clarke, announced he would not seek another term as Chief Judge. Judge …

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Honor those that have given – Give generously!

With less than 40% of needed funds collected, donations are still being accepted for a new Johnson County Veterans’ Honor Roll Memorial. The project cost is estimated at $50,000 and includes six black granite slabs which are to host more than 6,000 names of Johnson County women and men who …

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