Friday, December 3, 2021


Mayor Jon Simmons remembered in memorial bench dedication

Jon A. Simmons was a prominent auctioneer, a Vietnam War Veteran, and a friend and mentor to many in Johnson County. Last Saturday, September 18, he was remembered for his greatest contribution to Vienna, his service as mayor from 2009-2021. A new memorial bench at the Vienna City Park was …

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City of Vienna to Dedicate Bench in Memory of Mayor Jon

This Saturday, September 18, at noon, the City of Vienna is set to dedicate a memorial to longtime Vienna Mayor Jon A. Simmons. The monument to Mayor Jon, a new bench at the Vienna City Park, was made possible by various community sponsors alongside contributions by the city. The bench …

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Junque Jamboree looks to host community partners

The twice-annual Junque Jamboree is fast approaching, with the date set for Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fall, the Junque Jam will feature over 100 vendors from across the region and beyond. A new designated area for food trucks will also make dining at the …

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VHS and IDPH Vaccine Clinic Open Today

IDPH will be holding a vaccination clinic today at Vienna High School for anyone that wants to be vaccinated. This is a walk-in clinic and you can come by the new gym lobby (concession stand area in the new gym) any time from 9:00am-6:00pm Those interested should come to Vienna …

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Shawnee Community College announces upcoming Covid-19 protocol forums

The President of Shawnee Community College, Dr. Timothy Taylor, announced today the College would be hosting a series of forums beginning today, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. The forums are aimed at discussing changes to the College’s Covid-19 protocols. The recent Executive Order by Governor J.B. Pritzker requires all Illinois …

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Johnson County Resident Killed in Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A Tunnel Hill man is dead and a Goreville resident is in custody after a shooting on Saturday night in Johnson County. According to the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 28th, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department called on the DCI to …

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