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Five reported injured in Goreville crash

A Tuesday afternoon two-vehicle accident in Goreville injured as many as five people, according to local authorities. Johnson County emergency personnel were called to the scene of a possible head-on collision in front of Gor...


Made up story lands one in prison

Gibbs gets two year sentence By Mike Kolb “This whole event is reprehensible,” those were the words of Judge James R. Williamson Wednesday afternoon at the sentencing hearing of Joyce Gibbs. On Oct. 7, 2013, Joyce Gibbs cal...


Serious accident near Goreville Sunday

An accident involving a Can-Am motorcycle and a pickup truck caused the drivers of both vehicles to be transported to area hospitals early Sunday afternoon, August 24, 2014. The collision happened on Illinois Rt. 37, approximat...


Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at Goreville

Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, local resident Bob Tripp was driving a tractor across the old wooden Union Pacific Railroad bridge just south of Goreville when one of the main support beams for the bridge suddenly cracked.  This caus...



Firefighters respond to Goreville house fire Wednesday

Within only about three minutes of the 911 call about a house fire north of Goreville on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, the first emergency responder was on the scene.  The house was the residence of Brandon Travelstead and Heat...


Goreville students learn safe driving habits at Traffic Safety Days

Goreville’s soon-to-be licensed drivers had an opportunity to experience and learn how to avoid road hazards as they took part in the sixth annual Williamson County traffic Safety Days at the Pavilion of the City of Marion la...


Fire guts Lake of Egypt home

Goreville Volunteer firefighters joined Lake Egypt Fire District Friday morning responding to a fire that broke out inside the home of Bobby Brown on 40 Buck Drive near Lake of Egypt just off of Eagle Point Bay Road. No injurie...


Opponents of ballot initiative announce formation of committee

Update Feb. 21:  After first publishing this article with the headline “Proponents for fracking announce formation of committee,” the Gazette was contacted for a correction as the committee emphasized they are neit...



Johnson County is four weeks away from deciding on a Community Bill of Rights

Fracking the Vote: when ‘yes’ means ‘no’ When voters in Johnson County head to the polls March 18, to cast their ballots, they will have an opportunity to express their opinion on hydraulic fracturing in the region. But...


Candidates for Fracking Oversight Committee under consideration

The Johnson County commissioners had little more than a “thank you” in response to a pair of residents speaking at Monday’s meeting about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing and the imposition it presents for landowners a...