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Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford denies sexual harassment claims

A former employee for Illinois State treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the gubernatorial candidate sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations in federal court Monday. Edmund Michalowski ...


Johnson County Veterans Memorial moving forward

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of VFW Beggs-Gurley Post No. 5222 joined the Vienna mayor to present details of their Memorial Wall project to the commissioners. Ve...


K-n-K Kitchen files for bankruptcy

After closing unexpectedly at the end of April last year and having been open for only 34 days, K-n-K Kitchen officially filed Chapter 7 in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Illinois. A meeting of c...


Johnson County prepares for March primary election

Johnson County will hold its 2014 primary elections March 18 for treasurer, sheriff, clerk, commissioner and other state and federal positions all on the ballot. Voters will also decide on two ballot initiatives with one regard...



Rep. Tracy, GOP Lt. Governor candidate visits voters in Vienna

Dillard-Tracy Team call for reopening of Tamms Correctional Center Candidate for GOP Lt. Governor, State Rep. Jil Walker Tracy (R-Quincy), was in Vienna Friday afternoon for a “meet and greet” held at the Vienna Diner where...


Commissioners approve fracking oversight committee

After having chosen to remove further discussion on the formation of a Johnson County Fracking Oversight Committee until February, commissioner Ernie Henshaw said he wanted the debate on the committee to come to an end and put ...


Friday morning accident sends occupants to hospital

Seat belts and a child restraint were reported to have prevented any major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that took place just north of Goreville on State Route 37 early Friday morning. Angel S. Bowman, 25, of Herrin was ch...


Goreville Village Vision project seeks parents, business input

The Goreville Village Vision planning project is still underway and coordinators said follow-up surveys are taking place this week and next. Two surveys are going out this week as part of the ongoing Goreville Village Vision co...



Residents, Commissioners committed to protecting Johnson County

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Monday after severe weather the previous week shut down much of the region closing businesses, schools and scheduled events. The postponement of the regularly sch...


Arctic air, record lows shuts down much of Johnson County

Johnson County joined much of the Midwest on Monday and Tuesday with schools and businesses closing and activities postponed, as a polar vortex pushed temperatures to record subzero lows not experienced here for the past 20 yea...