Williamson County

On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
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...
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
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...
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties were featured in the trade show.
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties...
From left are Union County CEO program students Aaron Lence, Julian Smith, Shad Turner, Erin Dillow, Jessica Glasco and Jessa Bond.
Students from Union County joined in showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and start-up businesses at a program which was held last week in Carbondale. The Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at...
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...
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...
From left are Zanotti, Edmonds, Severin, Fowler, Brown and Sally Puleo, who is Illinois deputy state director for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois and state director, Mission Readiness. Photo provided.
Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti on March 27 welcomed to his office Illinois State Rep. Dave Severin, R-Benton, and Illinois State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg. Zanotti and Fight Crime Illinois co-chairperson Tyler R. Edmonds, who is the Union County state’s attorney, spoke to...
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...

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