Category Archive: Press Coverage

Jul
04

WSIL: Flexibility saves Union County thousands

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UNION CO — Government leaders have found a way to save thousands in spending from their budget, while other counties struggle to make ends meet, something that’s become especially bad because of the Illinois budget crisis. Union County leaders have found a way to save thousands by changing utility services within the County Courthouse. The county’s …

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Jul
03

WSIU Interviews Treasurer Darren M. Bailey

Treasurer Darren M. Bailey recently joined WSIU Radio’s Jordan Maddox to discuss his recent “Where Your Taxes Go” report and more. Listen online here.

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Dec
08

Prosecutors on Budget Impasse

State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined other prosecutors tonight on WTTW to discuss the impact of State’s budget impasse on public safety and at-risk youth.

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Jul
11

Ambulance Service receives Mission Lifeline Bronze Award

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Union County Ambulance has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEM I) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to …

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Aug
11

Director of IDNR Recognizes Union County Personnel, Conservation Police Officer for Roles in High-Profile Poaching Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Director of IDNR Recognizes Union County Personnel, Conservation Police Officer for Roles in High-Profile Poaching Case JONESBORO—At an August 11, 2015 press conference, the Union County State’s Attorney’s Office and District 16 Conservation Police Officer Steve Vasicek were formally recognized for their roles in the investigation and prosecution of a high-profile poaching …

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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.

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Nov
18

WSIL: Highway Engineers Are Careful With Salt Supply

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Nov
13

Union County Ambulance receives funds from the Illinois Department of Public Health

Union County Ambulance is proud to announce that it has received funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Assistance Fund for the fiscal year 2015.  Grant Capel the Director of Union County Ambulance submitted paperwork for consideration in April of 2014 requesting funding toward the purchase of equipment for the service.  Director …

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Aug
15

Highway department, coroner volunteer time and labor to repair vandalized cemetary

Repair work is being planned at a rural Union County cemetery where a number of tombstones were damaged by vandals. A report about vandalism was shared 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. Read more at the Gazette-Democrat …

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Mar
08

KFVS: So. IL counties receive Juvenile Justice Council Planning Grant

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) – A new program is helping change the way six southern Illinois counties help juveniles with discipline problems by addressing the issue before they become regulars in the court system. The program, called Redeploy, will give counties the option of providing counselors to troubled teens and their families before ultimately sending …

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