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Vienna Grade School Registration Details Announced

Vienna Grade School begins the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, August 13th. School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on the first day (half-day staff workshop), with a 2:00 p.m. dismissal on August 14th. Bus routes and times may vary for the 2020-21 school year and more information will be …

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New Simpson Hill Registration Announced

New Simpson Hill will have registration for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. All IDPH COVID-19 Social Distancing/face covering guidelines will be implemented within the building. New Simpson Hill District #32 will open the school year with a Staff Institute Day on Wednesday, …

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Shelton files for Johnson County State’s Attorney race

The Johnson County Election Authority confirmed that it had accepted the application of Tricia Turner Shelton to enter the race for State’s Attorney this week. Shelton served as Johnson County State’s Attorney from 2004 through 2012. Shelton collected the required number of signatures to be placed on the ballot as …

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Former bank employee pleads guilty on multiple charges

Laura Nicole Logsdon, 31, of Buncombe, plead guilty on Friday to two charges that could see the former Legence Bank manager serving up to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In the first charge, financial exploitation of an elderly person, the state alleges that Mrs. Logsdon assumed control …

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Shawnee MTD receives $1.4 in federal CARES Act funding

Shawnee Mass Transit District has been awarded a $1.4 million federal grant as a part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES, Act. The funding will be used to offset the lost revenue from the changes in ridership patterns during the pandemic, as well to help …

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SUV overturned in two-vehicle crash in Vienna

Taryn Bailey, 18, of Vienna was cited for Failure to Yield at a Stop Intersection on Thursday in an incident that led to a vehicle rollover and minor injuries. According to the Illinois State Police, the incident occurred at 11:05 a.m. Bailey, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was northbound on …

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Johnson County Beautification Committee’s Nuisance Ordinance passes 

Stronger, clearer ordinance a victory for the committee By Jordan McBride The Johnson County Beatification Committee was created just over a year ago. One of the missions central in its initial charter was drafting a revised nuisance ordinance for the county. The previous nuisance ordinance was considered unclear and enforcement, …

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Vienna City Council shoots down July 4th fireworks

Mayor Simmons cast a cautious tie-breaking vote By Jordan McBride The annual July 4 fireworks display at the Vienna City Park has been a topic on the city council agenda ever since the body began convening again in May, after skipping a few sessions at the height of the COVID-19 …

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