Archive for August 21st, 2013

Junior High Lady Cats place second in Marion Tournament

The Goreville Junior High School Blackcats softball team took second place against 16 teams at the Marion Tournament this past Saturday. Coach Eric Goins said the “girls did really good” against some heavy competition for t...


Illinois increases speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved legislation Monday that will increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on interstate highways and is to take effect at the beginning of the new year. The new law brings Illinois’ speed li...


Goreville’s TIF program highlighted at Chamber meeting

Goreville’s Tax Increment Financing program was the topic of discussion at the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday held at Newt’s Pizza in Vienna. Goreville trustee and University of Illinois Extension office ...


Commissioners approve non-binding resolution against progressive taxes

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they agreed to sign a non-binding resolution favoring Illinois’ income tax to remain a non-graduated rate. Americans for Prosperity Southe...



Legislation requires background check for all gun sales in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn signed a new gun safety law Sunday that requires background checks for all gun purchases statewide as well as the reporting of all lost and stolen guns for the first time in Illinois’ history. This legislat...