Johnson County

A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
Camp participants, session 1, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2017 Sports Speed Development Camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 12-15. Ninety-four campers registered for the four-day event with an average attendance of 90 athletes. The campers’ ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about lane closures on Interstates 57 and 24 in Williamson and Johnson counties. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, northbound I-57 was scheduled to be reduced to one lane at the Johnson County line (milepost 43). In addition...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the first...
Residents of the Elmwood and McBride public housing complexes in Cairo are being forced to move because the deteriorating buildings they lived in were deemed unlivable and beyond repair. The Cairo Citizen newspaper reported that U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, officials said...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 wants to alert the public of the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties this coming weekend.  On April 22, rural roads and some state highways in the counties of Union, Johnson, and Pope...
Hebrewz Coffeehouse in Jonesboro hosted the Union County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, April 6, for its monthly meeting. Chamber president Melanie Lasley announced that the annual chamber golf outing is cancelled. “We’re taking a year off,” she said. Lasley also mentioned the recent Union County...

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