Monday, July 16, 2018

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Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Elects Marleis Trover to Board of Directors

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) has elected Dr. Marleis Trover as a new member of their board of directors. CTBA is a bi-partisan 501(c)(3) research and advocacy think tank that promotes fair, efficient and progressive tax, spending and economic policies. “We are very pleased to have Dr. …

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Soybean farmers applaud farm bill

Illinois soybean farmers applaud the quick action the full U.S. Senate took this week in passing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s “Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013.”   The farm bill legislation has been long in coming, and Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) hope the U.S. …

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Protestors seek audience with Quinn over fracking

Saline County resident Dayna Conner, from Stonefort, is not alone in her desire to have an audience with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of proposed hydraulic fracturing in southern Illinois. Conner and two others began a sit-in at Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday morning, returning Wednesday as they sought an …

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Phelps Eyes Concealed Carry Finish Line

HARRISBURG, IL – State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) today filed a House Floor Amendment to Senate Bill 2193 to help address many of the concerns expressed by opponents and proponents of  previously proposed concealed carry measures.  A long-time champion of concealed carry, Phelps is determined to see his fight for …

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Commissioners approve moratorium on fracking

After many months of debate and a collection of concerns voiced at a recent town hall held in Goreville, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday in support of a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. While the approval is largely symbolic, Johnson County’s measure aligns it with …

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Shimkus votes to repeal Obamacare

NEWS RELEASE: May 16, 2013 Washington, DC – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted for a bill (HR 45) that would repeal the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is referred to.  The bill passed the House Thursday. “The Republican House has voted on this before, …

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EMS free driver from wreck on Monday

Johnson County EMS and Vienna Fire Department personnel work to free the driver of this pickup truck Monday afternoon west of West Vienna. The 57 year old driver, who has not been identified by the Illinois State Police, was travelling east on Route 146, east of Mt. Pisgah Road in …

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Duck race raises more than $18,000 for cancer patients

Community collaboration  The seventh annual Heather Treat Memorial Duck Race enjoyed its most duck sales ever as organizations from Johnson County schools participated in finding adoptees for the 3,422 ducks sold this year. Despite three days of rain and a soggy Sunday morning, organizers said the ducks sold out well …

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Fall at Ferne Clyffe leads to airlift

A young man from Marion was airlifted from Goreville to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis Monday night after sustaining several injuries from a fall at Ferne Clyffe State Park. The hiker was conscious throughout the process of getting him airlifted and Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene said he was …

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Federal Sequestration cuts to hit Head Start

While recent news of the ongoing federal sequestration cuts focus on the furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers this week, which has led to longer lines at airports across the nation, little attention has been given to the cuts that will hit Head Start and reduce its operating capabilities in its …

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