Union County Board of Commissioners

Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
A potential work stoppage by state employees was addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. On Feb. 23, in the first strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an 81...
The Union County Board of Commissioners is working to fill a newly created position – director of human resources. County officials explained in a Feb. 17 news release that given the increasing complexities of complying with employment law, this is a position that more and more employers, in both...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...
An ordinance has been approved which bans nepotism in county hiring. The ordinance was approved at a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held last Friday morning. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The ordinance was drafted by Union County...
The Union County Board of Commissioners decided this week to continue to have regular meetings on Friday mornings. The commissioners had been considering the possibility of moving their regular meetings to Mondays.  For a number of years, regular board meetings have been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on...
Two meetings were on the calendar last week for the Union County Board of Commissioners. Regular meetings were held on Monday morning, Dec. 5, and again on Friday morning, Dec. 9. Both sessions were held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Dec. 9 Meeting Last Friday morning's meeting was...
Union County’s proposed tentative budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has been posted for public viewing. The tentative, and balanced, budget was approved at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held first thing Monday morning, Nov. 14. The meeting was at the...
Paula Stairs was presented with the Sarah Jane Community Service Award recently. With Stairs are William Hall, left, of Anna, who is a member of the Shawnee Development Council board; and Bobby Toler Jr., who is the county commissioners’ representative on the council board.
Paula Stairs recently received the Shawnee Development Council’s Sarah Jane Community Service Award. The award was presented in recognition of compassion for others and dedication to the community. Stairs, of Cobden, is Shawnee Development Council’s county coordinator for Union County. The council’...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was Election Day. A total of 8,716 votes were cast in Union County. The county has 12,685 registed voters. Here's a look at unofficial election results from Union County, as tallied at the Union County clerk's office in Jonesboro: For Union County Circuit Clerk Democrat: Tiffany...

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