Mar
03

Job Opening – Juvenile Justice Council Grant Coordinator

Job Description

Part-time employment opportunity working 20 hours per week. Duties include implementing and coordinating a circuit-wide grant focused on juvenile justice. Grant Coordinator will provide administrative, financial, and advisory services, including coordinating meetings, managing grant funds, creating grant reports, managing data collection, researching juvenile programs, and assisting counties within the First Circuit in developing juvenile services.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants will hold a minimum Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Send letter of interest, resume, and references to:

Union County Board of Commissioners
Attn: Grant Coordinator Opening
309 West Market Street
Room 110
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Union County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply Online

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1510

Feb
25

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for February 27, 2015

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
February 27, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A. Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with Regional Office of Education #30

B. 6 Month Review of Executive Session Minutes

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

Bobby Toler, Jr. – Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1506

Feb
19

ILLINOIS SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

For Immediate Release

ILLINOIS SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

Sheriff Scott Harvel, Union County, will be awarding (1) scholarship in the amount of $500.00.

There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin.  The only limitations are as follows:

  • applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
  • scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
  • students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2015-2016 school year (excluding summer session)

Applications are now available at you local Sheriff’s Office or on the internet at www.ilsheriff.org.  Students must complete the application;  answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s Office in the permanent county of residence by March 15, 2015 (must be postmarked by the date).

For more information, please contact your local Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.

Click here to download the application.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1494

Feb
16

Courthouse Closed – February 17, 2015

Due to weather conditions, the Union County Courthouse will be closed on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1492

Feb
13

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for February 13, 2015

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
February 13, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A. Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Joe Lyerla – Road Conditions on Morgan School Road

B. Ed Plott – Access or Right of Easement on Murphy School Rd

C. Surplus Auction – Kevin Grammer

D. Union County Business Expo Sponsorship – Charlotte Clover/Women in Business

E. Resolution for Participation in the State of Illinois Federal Surplus Property Program

F. County Highway Material Resolution

G. Resolution Authorizing Conveyance of Trustee Land Auction Deeds

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

Bobby Toler, Jr. – Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1490

Feb
09

Position Open – EMT Paramedic

EMT Paramedic

  • Jonesboro, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Union County Ambulance Service is an ALS licensed ambulance service located in Jonesboro, IL.

Job Description

UCAS has a work schedule of 24 hours on and 48 hours off.  We are responsible for 911 emergency calls as well as non-emergency transports.  We offer a competitive starting wage along with a benefit package and retirement.

Qualifications

You must have a valid IL EMT Paramedic license or have a National Registry license, CPR card, PALS/PEPP and an ACLS card.  You must be able to provide a letter of good standing from your current system.

Additional Information

Contact Grant Capel at (618) 833-2871 for an application or email us at ucas@unioncountyil.gov.

Union County Ambulance

PO Box 37

Jonesboro, IL 62952

Union County Government is an equal opportunity employer. 

APPLY ONLINE

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1488

Jan
22

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for January 23, 2015

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
January 23, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A. Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Sun Shine Inn/ Southern Pride – Deann Crown

B. Union County Economic Development – Nina Lofton, Jim Farris, and Chris Boyd

C. Southernmost Tourism – Cindy Cain

D. Resolution to Eliminate Annual Senior Citizens Homestead Exception Renewal

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

Bobby Toler, Jr. – Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

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Jan
19

Union County offices closed

Union County offices are closed January 19, 2015 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Jan
16

Union County 911 Second In State To Go Live With Next Generation 9-1-1 System

JONESBORO—On January 14, 2015, Union County 911 joined a very small club of 9-1-1 systems in Illinois to go live with Next Generation 9-1-1 services.  In fact, they are only the second 911 system in the State of Illinois to meet this goal.

“This is a case where southern Illinois is really leading the state,” said Union County 911 Coordinator Jana Fear.  “With Jackson County going live with NG 9-1-1 in December 2014 and Union going live today, this is a great example of how small counties sometimes have the flexibility to move ahead of the larger ones.”

NG 9-1-1 provides for two major changes from conventional E911 services: the platform and the content.  The change in platform is from the data going over traditional copper lines to a dedicated, fiber-based IP network.  The change in content is that NG 9-1-1 has the ability to receive live text messaging, photos and streaming video from cell phones.

Don’t start texting 911 just yet, warns Fear.

“We have the capability to receive content like texts and video but it’s still up to the carriers to implement those features.  We’ve built the highway but it’s up to wireless carriers to get all the vehicles to utilize that highway.”

“It’s similar to when 9-1-1 centers first started implementing cell phones with 911 over a decade ago,” explained Fear.  “9-1-1 centers had the ability to receive location data from the cellular carriers but only if their towers were upgraded and able to provide us with that data.  In the same way, the way the cell phones make this happen is in their hands but as more NG systems go online there will be more incentive to start making the necessary upgrades.”

“How those upgrades will be used in emergency situations can be envisioned but is not yet completely known.  As technology advances, we can’t predict how they will be used,” said Fear.  “We can think of ways that pictures and videos will be important but it’s things we haven’t even thought of yet that may have the most impact.”

One of the largest potential impacts will be among the special needs populations, according to Fear.

“If you have a hearing impairment, you can’t just carry a TTY system around the way you can a cell phone so text messaging will be a huge benefit to you.  If you have a visual impairment, you might not be able to describe what is happening in an emergency but maybe you can stream video of the scene instead.  A person with very limited communications skills could use some sort of device to connect with 9-1-1 in a way that just hasn’t been possible before now.  The possibilities are endless.”

While conversion to NG 9-1-1 is a multimillion dollar project, costs to Union County residents has been limited to just over $74,000 thanks to the foresight of the Union County Emergency Telephone System Board.

“It would have cost a fortune for us to do this on our own as a county, just to run all the fiber alone,” said Fear.  “But when the grants were available Union County was a member of the Counties of Southern Illinois (CSI) and partnered with Clearwave and the State of Illinois to obtain BTOP grants to lay fiber within the CSI footprint.  The time was right to start moving this direction. Fortunately, our ETSB was thinking ahead five years ago when NG 9-1-1 was just getting off the ground.”

Union County 911 will keep county residents posted as further improvements take place.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1458

Jan
14

WSIU: Union County Emergency Care Upgraded

Great job by Ambulance Director Grant Capel on WSIU discussing upgrades to emergency services.

Click here to listen online.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1455

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