Thursday Mar 20
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Fracking question sparks huge Johnson County turnout
Shall the people's right to local self government be asserted by Johnson County to ban corporate fracking as a violation of their rights to health and safety? More than 1,000 signatures, twice the required number, were collected on the petition, rural Vienna resident Richard Craig said at a news conference held in front of the county clerk's office ... (more)
County faces fracking decision
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Illinois county to vote over 'fracking' prospects
In this March 12, 2014 photo in Vienna, Ill., a sign near the Johnson County courthouse urges the county's voters to defeat a ballot referendum on the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing or fracking.