Posts Tagged ‘Johnson County’

Bicentennial events celebrate JC history

Johnson County kicked off its Bicentennial weekend with the lowering of the current U.S. flag and the raising of a period piece 15-star flag at its courthouse in Vienna on Friday. Before the flag was lowered, “John Bradsh...


Bicentennial celebration in Vienna begins Friday

  Johnson County was declared a county on September 14, 1812. This week marks the 200 anniversary of the formation of this county. The Johnson County Bicentennial Planning Committee will host a bicentennial celebration Fri...


Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the proces...


Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: May 9

The weather has been summerlike, the events are numerous, so what’s your excuse for getting out and about and taking advantage of all our community has to offer. In between yard and garden chores and household must-dos, i...



Commissioners approve pay cuts to incoming elected officials

The county commissioners met in a regularly scheduled session Monday in which it was voted 2-1, to reduce pay to the incoming county commissioner, coroner and circuit clerk. Incoming Johnson County elected officials pay is set ...


State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal ...


Remembering When

Although Goreville was not officially incorporated until l900, it had been a busy settlement since before the Civil War. In fact, General John A. Logan visited here to recruit volunteers for his 3lst Illinois Volunteer Infantry...


Commissioners approves Johnson County Comprehensive Plan

The Johnson County Comprehensive Plan resolution was passed in a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting Monday and will provide a guideline for the county to seek both financial and infrastructural improvements to the region...



Johnson County responds to Harrisburg disaster

On Wednesday, February 29 at 4:56 a.m., the City of Harrisburg was struck by a deadly tornado. While much of Johnson County was unaware of the severe destruction to its northeast early that morning, area emergency and law enfor...