About Us

The County of Union has a commission form of government. Commissioners are elected at-large to six-year terms and one of two Commissioners are elected at each General Election in November of even-numbered years. The Board consists of five (5) members.

The Union County Board of Commissioners deal with a variety of issues relating to the management of the County which includes the annual budget, consideration of ordinances and resolutions, approval of claims of all County departments, negotiation and approval of labor contracts, animal control issues, Highway Department issues and other duties relating to the day-to-day operations of the County. The Commissioners elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman each year from their ranks.

The Union County Board of Commissioners have regular meeting on the first and third Friday of each month which are open to the public. At times, special meetings may be held from time to time. By statute, the County Clerk is the Clerk of the County Board of Commissioners and keeps all records pertaining to official Board action. The County Clerk attests all documents acted upon by the Board of Commissioners and prepares the minutes, or written record of each meeting’s actions, for approval. The State’s Attorney is legal adviser to the County Board of Commissioners.

The total operating budget for the County of Union is approximately $13.9 million and there are approximately sixty (60) employees within the county government.

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Departments

County Board of Commissioners Bobby Toler, Jr., Chairman Max Miller, Vice Chairman Dale Russell, Commissioner Danny Hartline, Commissioner Dale Foster, Commissioner 309 W. Market Street, Rm 116 Jonesboro, Illinois 62952 (618) 833-5711 The County of Union has a commission form of government. Commissioners are elected at large to six-year terms and one Commissioner is elected at …

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Directory

911 Jana Fear, Administrator Telephone: (618) 833-5442 Fax: (618) 833-4011 Email: jfear@unioncountyil.gov Postal Address: 309 W. Market Street; Rm 016; Jonesboro, IL 62952 Website: n/a Social Media: n/a Ambulance Service Grant Capel, Director Telephone: (618) 833-2871 Fax: (618) 833-6201 Email: gcapel@unioncountyil.gov Postal Address: 204 W. Mississippi St.; Jonesboro, IL 62952 Website: n/a Social Media: n/a Animal Control Telephone: (618) 833-4915 Fax: n/a …

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History

A History of the Fourth Union County Courthouse

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