Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Mears’

Commissioners approve ballot initiative for electrical aggregation

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they passed an ordinance by a vote of 2-to-1 to place on the March ballot a question regarding electrical aggregation. Electrical aggregatio...


Cache River rocks HerrinFesta

Cache River Band lead singer Jeff Mears¬†performs Friday night at the HerrinFesta Italiana in downtown Herrin as the band opened for “Canada’s first international rock music superstars,” The Guess Who. ¬†The C...


Protestors seek audience with Quinn over fracking

Saline County resident Dayna Conner, from Stonefort, is not alone in her desire to have an audience with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of proposed hydraulic fracturing in southern Illinois. Conner and two others began a sit...


Commissioners approve moratorium on fracking

After many months of debate and a collection of concerns voiced at a recent town hall held in Goreville, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday in support of a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing....



County Commissioners: more time needed to debate fracking

The Johnson County commissioners said more time was needed to debate their position on a proposal to sign a letter of support in asking the state of Illinois to place a two-year moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing...


Johnson County to hold public forum on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners agreed Monday to host a public forum in an attempt to hear from both sides of the argument over the debate on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. No date has been set, but the commissi...


Commissioners praise Johnson County response to storm

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which the commissioners praised the rescue efforts of emergency personnel responding during the recent snowstorm. A weather-related two-vehicle tr...


Commissioners rescind ROE consolidation ordinance

Johnson County board of commissioners voted two-to-one Monday night to rescind a previously enacted ordinance that supported the recommendations of a five-person citizens committee calling for the consolidation of regional offi...



Mears to serve as new chairman of county commissioners

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon, which was designated as an organizational meeting in which appointments to various boards were made as well as the election of a new chair...


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...