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Tag Archives: Pat Quinn

Public meeting to discuss I-66 Corridor set for next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation continues work on the planning of Interstate 66 with a public information meeting to be held in Ullin on Wednesday, July 24. A 66 Corridor feasibility study began earlier this year and is expected to last four years with the public meeting in Ullin as …

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Cook named Johnson County’s administrator, guardian by Gov. Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn recently appointed Louise Cook of Ozark as public administrator and public Guardian of Johnson County. Upon confirmation by the State Senate she will assume her duties. Cook replaces long serving guardian/administrator William Elliott of Vienna. The position is unpaid, and the appointment expires December 7, 2015. Public …

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Rep. Phelps’ comments on recent attacks in Illinois’ prisons

February 7, 2013 Dear Editor: Coincidently, it was almost exactly one year ago, that Governor Quinn unveiled his plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center, a move that put 300 Southern Illinoisans in the unemployment line.  After this announcement I was determined to do everything in my power to reverse …

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Tamms prison receives temporary ‘stay of execution’

Last week the employees at Tamms Correctional Center in Ullin received notice that a temporary delay in layoffs and closures would mean their employment status would remain “unchanged until further notice.” An Aug. 23 correspondence from the Illinois Department of Corrections to its Tamms’ employees was made available to the …

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Johnson County responds to Harrisburg disaster

On Wednesday, February 29 at 4:56 a.m., the City of Harrisburg was struck by a deadly tornado. While much of Johnson County was unaware of the severe destruction to its northeast early that morning, area emergency and law enforcement personnel were already responding. In the hours and days that followed, …

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