Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tag Archives: Johnson County

Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the process and knew next to nothing of its probable proximity in Johnson …

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Commissioners approve pay cuts to incoming elected officials

The county commissioners met in a regularly scheduled session Monday in which it was voted 2-1, to reduce pay to the incoming county commissioner, coroner and circuit clerk. Incoming Johnson County elected officials pay is set 180 days prior to taking office. In November, the elected circuit clerk will begin …

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State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to close the Tamms Correctional Center. The hearing, which lasted for more than four hours, took testimony from …

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Commissioners approves Johnson County Comprehensive Plan

The Johnson County Comprehensive Plan resolution was passed in a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting Monday and will provide a guideline for the county to seek both financial and infrastructural improvements to the region. Johnson County initiated a study in 2008 looking to fulfill an obligation to the Southernmost Illinois Delta …

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Johnson County responds to Harrisburg disaster

On Wednesday, February 29 at 4:56 a.m., the City of Harrisburg was struck by a deadly tornado. While much of Johnson County was unaware of the severe destruction to its northeast early that morning, area emergency and law enforcement personnel were already responding. In the hours and days that followed, …

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