Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tag Archives: Johnson County

Rauner visits Vienna library

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited Vienna Public Library Friday afternoon to meet with the general public. For more information on the event, read the Aug. 30 edition of the Vienna Times.

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Real estate taxes due next week

Johnson County residents have until Friday, Aug. 17, to pay the first installment of their real estate tax bill. After August 17 there will be a 1 1/2% per month interest charged on any portion of first installment that is unpaid. Tax bills were mailed to property owners on July …

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Local music student wins international essay contest

The International Horn Society presented the 50th annual International Horn Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from July 30 – August 4, 2018.  Over 500 horn players from across the globe, ranging from high school students to professional players, were in attendance including Emma Wells, a junior at …

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Students return to classes next week

Summer will end for students next week when school for Johnson County begins on August 14. All schools in Johnson County will begin on August 14, and will also be let out early at 11:30, expect for New Simpson Hill, which will be let out at 11:45. The following days, …

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Johnson County site added to National Register of Historic Places

Efforts by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2017 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places. The places recognized are scattered across the state and include two archaeological sites along the Cherokee Trail of …

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Multiple injured in Route 146 traffic crashes

Multiple injuries occurred during two traffic crashes on Route 146 at Mt. Zion Road in Johnson County on Friday, Oct. 20. The first accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. A Ford Explorer, driven by Ruth Yates, 37, of Brookport and a Ford bus, driven by Williams George, 62, of Tunnel Hill, …

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Lt. Governor holds strategic meeting in Vienna concerning drug issues

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti held a strategic meeting at the Vienna Public Library on Friday, Aug. 25, concerning drug problems. Several county officials and local leaders were present. Sanguinetti talked about how people get addicted to drugs, specifically opioids. “[Opioids] are far different from any …

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Total Solar Eclipse attracts thousands to county

Johnson County was host to as many as 10,000 or more visitors from across the country, and world, Monday, August 21, 2017 for the viewing of the ‘Total Solar Eclipse Across America’. The once-in-a-lifetime event has not been witnessed in this region for more than 100 years. At the Vienna …

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Sheriff’s office, ambulance service, ESDA: Agencies release eclipse safety announcements

Johnson County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the eclipse will last the longest. …

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Eight vehicle crash injures several, unnknown good Samaritans save lives

An eight vehicle, semi involved personal injury traffic crash occurred on Friday, Aug. 4 at 12:08 p.m. The accident took place on Interstate 24 in the west bound lane at mile post 1.5 in Johnson County. All involved vehicles, excluding a Peterbilt, driven by Nathan Fast, 37, of Byron, Minnesota, …

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