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  1. Johnson County Man Accused of Killing His FatherRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | WSIL

    "The charges are being filed as two counts of murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm," said Johnson County States Attorney Tambra Cain. Both the Johnson County Sheriff's office and Illinois State police responded to the shooting Saturday.


  2. House Resolution Honors Elry FaulknerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WSIL

    A longtime Johnson County law enforcer was honored Wednesday by Illinois legislators. House Resolution 448 congratulates Elry Faulkner on his retirement after 40 years as sheriff of Johnson County.


  3. Longest serving IL sheriff honored by state House of RepresentativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KFVS12

    The Illinois House of Representatives honored former Johnson County Sheriff Elry Falkner for his more than 40 years of service as a law enforcement officer. Falkner served as Sheriff of Johnson County for 40 years, making him the longest serving sheriff in Illinois.


  4. Johnson County man sentenced to 10 years on meth-related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | KFVS12

    Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds says William R. Taylor, 36, of rural Johnson County, Illinois has been sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. That's after admitting a petition to revoke probation for the original offense of unlawful methamphetamine conspiracy, according to Edmonds.


  5. Dozens March Thursday Against Child AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WSIL

    ... children are affected by abuse and neglect. In 2013, there were 112 reports and 19 of those were indicated in Johnson County. That equates to about 39 out of 1,000 children in the county that are being reported to the hotline. "Don't be a bystander. ...


  6. Police cite Megabus driver for speeding in Indiana crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Daily Herald

    ... of the bus' 63 passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the April 13 crash near Edinburgh in Johnson County. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint ...


  7. Restaurant Report Card: April 6, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | WSIL

    ... area. The inspector says that can lead to mold and bacteria. The Beehive Lounge in Buncombe earned a 94. The Johnson County health inspector noted the lower shelves in the cooler needed to be cleaned, and thermometers needed to be added to each cold ...


  8. Local crafters releasing new beers for changing weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Daily Journal

    Lovers of Johnson County craft beer know they can go into any local brewery and expect to find their favorite house beer. They can count on grabbing a Razz Wheat from Oaken Barrel, a La Maison from Taxman or a Gold from MashCraft Brewing any time during the year.


  9. Pipeline may carry crude oil through southern IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Daily Herald

    A Texas-based company is converting an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through southern Illinois to transport crude oil. Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman Vicki Granado says the converted line would be part of a proposed new pipeline that could transport 450,000 barrels each day from oil fields in North Dakota.


  10. The Gambol FamilyRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Tomahawk Online

    Few people understand the beauty and the struggle of life in Johnson County with the depth and objectivity Angie Gambill can convey her feelings toward her mountain home.


  11. Illinois Lawmakers Propose New Standards for Local PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WSIL

    ... man in Ferguson, is cited as the main motivation behind the proposed legislation. Matt Aikens, a resident of Johnson County knows police have a perception problem, but rarely sees it in his backyard. He said he's not sure why Illinois lawmakers want ...


  12. Woman Hurt in Johnson County CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WSIL

    State Police say Sandra Sue Lee lost control just east of the Tunnel Hill exit around 12:00 p.m. Her car rolled and ended upright in the median.


  13. Police Arrest Suspects Linked to String of Church BurglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | WSIL

    ... broken into." "While interviewing the three suspects they admitted to other churches that were burglarized in Johnson County, Union County and Williamson County," said Herbert. "We learned that one of the suspects had pawned two of the guitars and ...


  14. Hawkins retires from courthouse after 16 yearsRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | Tomahawk Online

    Carolyn Wilson Hawkins has been an integral part of the Johnson County Circuit Court for the past 16 years. 10 comments

  15. Johnson County Woman Wanted On Meth ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | WSIL

    Investigators in Johnson County remain on the lookout for a woman charged with making meth, and then skipping a court appearance. Tiffany Roe, 22, is wanted for failure to appear in court back in February. 9 comments

  16. Johnson County Leaders Need New Office SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | WSIL

    Johnson County authorities are in a bind over what to do about county offices, after voters turned down a sales tax increase to pay for a new building. County leaders using the buildings on the west side of the Vienna town square will have to wait longer before getting new space.


  17. Continue ReadingRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | Magic 95.1

    ... County courthouse is being investigated by authorities. The threat was first heard by 911 dispatchers in Johnson County around 7:30 am Thursday, but the call was dropped before it could Continue Reading>> Residents of Sesser are upset after an audit ...


  18. Vienna prison at the center of inmate lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | KFVS12

    The Vienna Correctional Center in Johnson County, Illinois has been at the center of a class action lawsuit filed by inmates in 2012. In 2011, a prison watchdog and reform group, Chicago's John Howard Association, did a case study on the facility.


  19. Residentsa lawsuit targets Illinois fracking rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Daily Chronicle

    ... in rule-making, how is it going to be able to regulate permits in the state?” One of the plaintiffs, Johnson County resident Annette McMichael, said she does not want hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to begin until more ...


  20. Faulkner greets friend at retirement party.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | KFVS12

    ... Faulkner said. Since 2006, Faulkner has been the longest serving Sheriff in Illinois history. Ernie Hensaw, a Johnson County Board member, says he's known Faulkner most of his adult life and that he will miss the outgoing Sheriff. "A Community guy, ...