Posts Tagged ‘Gov. 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 ...


Tamms future still up for debate

By Isaac Smith | Special to the Gazette The saga of Tamms prison did not end when it was shuttered two months ago. The effects of Tamms’ closure have been felt not only in Southern Illinois, but also elsewhere throughout the ...


New bill proposes regulations on horizontal hydraulic fracturing

On the heels of previous legislation proposed to ban high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Illinois for up to two years, a new bill entered last week proposes to “regulate” the practice and require a permit with ru...


Johnson County State workers to join in strike if called for

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s office and the state’s largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, re-entered talks Monday afternoon to continue negotiations on contracts that AFSCME said ha...



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Inmate-empty Tamms to close Jan. 4

The Tamms Correctional Center’s last day of operation is Jan. 4, 2013, Illinois Department of Corrections officials said Monday, noting that all inmates have been transferred to other facilities. After a lower-court injunctio...


Alto Pass signs fracking ban

Opponents of the mining process known as hydraulic fracturing are praising a recent ordinance signed by the Village of Alto Pass to ban such practices within the city limits. The ban, suggested as a “symbolic” position by a...


Johnson County Commissioners’ ROE consolidation discussion left undecided

The Johnson County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening in which a discussion for a resolution on a Regional Office of Education consolidation mandated by the state was left unresolved. In the same...


Fracking still under debate in Southern Illinois

When environmentalists asked Gov. Pat Quinn to provide a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, called fracking, until regulation was put in place to provide oversight on the practice, Quinn said he believed something must be done...



Goreville Schools maintain programs despite cuts

As Southern Illinois public schools face another rounds of cuts in state aid, losing as much as 11 percent for the 2012-13 school year, Goreville Schools continues to fight to maintain programs already cut at many other rural s...


Judge grants union request

By Isaac Smith Alexander County First Circuit Judge Charles C. Cavaness again sided with the unions Tuesday morning in Cairo when he granted the temporary restraining order the group had requested. Tuesday’s hearing was sched...