Posts Tagged ‘Johnson County’

FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and ...


First property tax installment due Friday, Aug. 14

Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams reminds real estate owners that Friday, August 14, 2015 is the last day to pay the first installment of their Johnson County real estate taxes without penalties. After Friday there will b...


Johnson County is four weeks away from deciding on a Community Bill of Rights

Fracking the Vote: when ‘yes’ means ‘no’ When voters in Johnson County head to the polls March 18, to cast their ballots, they will have an opportunity to express their opinion on hydraulic fracturing in the region. But...


Belknap clerk sentenced 3 years in IDOC

The honorable judge James Williamson cited a recent increase in Illinois public officials heading to court in allegations of theft from the communities that entrusted them to office as part of his reasoning in denying former Be...



Fiber Optic installation evens playing field for county’s broadband

Installation of the region’s first fiber optic network that will connect municipalities, hospitals, schools and emergency services to broadband speeds unavailable before is near completion. In Johnson County, large spools of ...


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 ...


Vaughn elected to 4th term

Goreville Mayor Larry Vaughn was re-elected to another four-year term in Johnson County’s Consolidated Elections Tuesday. Vaughn has served as Goreville’s mayor for the past 12 years and said he is looking forward t...


Consolidated Election to be held Tuesday

Polls Open at 6 a.m., April 9 Johnson County will take to the polls Tuesday, April 9, as the 2013 consolidated election for mayors, clerks, trustees, school board members and other community leaders will be decided upon at the ...



Shawnee Pride Concert at SCC

Johnson County Junior High School band members joined students from throughout the Shawnee Community College district to perform in the Ninth Annual Shawnee Pride Concert held in the Edward M. Smith Center last week. The Shawne...


O’Neal, Cain to take office Dec. 1

With 100-percent of Johnson County precincts reporting before 9 p.m. Tuesday night, local general election unofficial results unseated States Attorney Tricia Shelton and pushed through Ryan O’Neal as Circuit Clerk. Turnout fo...