Thursday, September 29, 2022

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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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Masks mandated indoors in Illinois; vaccines required for teachers, health care workers

State warns of decreasing intensive care bed capacity amid latest surge By Jerry Nowicki | Capitol News Illinois The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday amid an ongoing surge in the …

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New Stop Signs Installed on Sixth Street

The City of Vienna has completed the placement of stop signs at three intersections on Sixth Street. The signs include a four-way stop at the intersection of Sixth Street and College Street/Fairgrounds Road, another four-way at the intersection of Sixth and Green Street, and a three-way stop at the intersection …

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Johnson County’s warning status elevated as region lags behind Illinois in vaccination rate

By Jordan McBride Johnson County has once again reached an elevated warning level due to COVID-19 infection rates. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on July 23 that Johnson County joins several other counties in the southern portion of the state that are classified as higher-risk areas. The designation …

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Update: IL 146 Construction Delayed

Illinois Department of Transportation was planning to begin construction Monday, July 19 to replace the bridge that crosses over Little Cache Creek near the Vienna City Park, but the project has been delayed.The bridge is on IL 146, just east of the 4-way stop intersection of US 45. According to …

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City of Vienna approves new stop signs on Sixth Street

At the regular meeting of the Vienna City Council on Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m., the body approved three new locations for stop signs on Sixth Street in Vienna. The signs include a four-way stop at the intersection of Sixth Street and College Street/Fairgrounds Road, another four-way at the …

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Steve Webb Awarded Nick Derzis Safe School Leadership Award

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) have presented the Nick Derzis Safe School Leadership Award for contributions and dedication to a SRO program to Dr. Steve Webb of the Goreville Community Unit School District 1 in Goreville, Illinois. Dr. Webb serves not only as a school administrator and …

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Property tax bills to be mailed

Johnson County real estate tax bills will be mailed Friday July 2, 2021. Be watching for a #10 white double window envelope. Payment options will be provided on the back of the tax statement. Real estate installment due dates are: 1st installment due date is August 6, 2021 2nd installment …

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IDOT Announces I-24 Emergency Road Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on eastbound Interstate 24 in Johnson and Massac County of an upcoming road closure beginning at 8p.m. on Thursday, June 24, weather permitting. I-24 will be closed in the eastbound lanes from milepost 16 in Vienna to Milepost 37 near Metropolis. …

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