Posts Tagged ‘Johnson County Commissioners’

Mike Rude rehired as Vienna-Goreville head football coach

Vienna, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 –Varsity football restarted in Johnson County after more than 75 years with an inaugural season in 2009 while under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coach Mike Rude. Coach Rude lead the Vienna-Go...


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...


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 ...


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...



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...


Commissioners approve non-binding resolution against progressive taxes

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they agreed to sign a non-binding resolution favoring Illinois’ income tax to remain a non-graduated rate. Americans for Prosperity Southe...


Commissioners approve Depot personnel pay

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they unanimously approved to assist in the funding of an employee for the Forman Depot Museum. Johnson County agreed to contribute $100 a we...


County proposes sale of jail

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which the commissioners discussed a proposal to sell off or negotiate a long-term lease for the long-retired county jail that sits just off the sq...



County Commissioners approve prevailing wage ordinance

The Johnson County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which no unfinished business was on the agenda and very little in new business required any discussion. Chairman Jeff Mears was out due to illness...


Commissioners to hold public forum in Goreville on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners voted Monday at a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting to hold a public dialogue forum on May 8, at the Goreville High School cafeteria on the subject of hydraulic fracturing. According to ...