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More than 20,000 comments sent to IDNR over fracking regulations

With the deadline to submit comments regarding draft rules governing the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act coming to a close last Friday, several groups opposed to the practice said the rules do not do enough to protect Illin...


Rutherford campaigns in Vienna

Illinois State Treasurer and GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford stopped off at the Vienna Diner Saturday asking his party for their vote in the coming March primaries. “I can beat Pat Quinn,” Rutherford said to a ro...


Wounded Vet cycles through Goreville on coast-to-coast trek

Decorated Marine veteran Rob Jones, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2010, passed through Goreville Sunday on his way west where he looks to complete a trek of more than 5,000 miles and raise $1 million for veteran-r...


Fracking question to appear on March ballot

Commissioners to have final say in fight for local control in debate over fracking Holding a picture of her grandchildren in one hand and a picture of her cat in the other, Johnson County resident Belinda Halvorsen joined nearl...



Goreville adds new member to its force

The Goreville Police department recently added a new member to its roster with Illinois National Guard Sgt. and Shawnee Community College student Raleigh Walker, who said he is happy to be working in his hometown he loves. Gore...


Fatal accident in Goreville

A fatal auto accident at the corner of State Route 37 and South Fly Ave. claimed the life of one and left the other in critical condition Friday morning with emergency personnel from the Goreville Fire Department and Johnson Co...


Creal Springs man indicted in death of Trevor Martin

The parents of Trevor Martin are not feeling any better about the recent arrest of the man authorities claim to have unintentionally killed their son. Danny L. Dunn, 37, of Creal Springs was indicted by a Williamson County gran...


SIU to host one of three additional IDNR fracking hearings

Residents in Johnson County will now have easier access to voice their opinion in person on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ proposed regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. Southern Illinois University...



Cleanup continues in Brookport after tornado claims three lives

The National Weather Service said the storm that left three people dead in Brookport was an EF-3 tornado that had a peak wind of 145 mph and an average width of 225 yards as it left a path of destruction nearly 12 miles long. I...


Charges filed against De Soto woman in Ferne Clyffe incident

Joyce M. Gibbs, 46, of De Soto, was charged with disorderly conduct in Johnson County Tuesday morning for her report that kept the residents of Goreville on edge over an erroneous claim of an armed and dangerous man on the loos...