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County Unemployment At Just 3.1% In March, Down From 4.2% Previous Year

Workforce conditions improved in March 2017 throughout South Central Illinois compared to one year ago. All eighteen counties reported a decline in unemployment. The data is not seasonally adjusted. Washington County, which has some of the lowest unemployment in the state, saw a 1.1% decrease between March of 2016 and March of 2017, down from

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Washington County Tentative Multiplier Announced

Washington County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 0.9726, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.  This equalization is particularly important because some

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“A Whole New World” For Prom-Bound Students

Nashville Community High School will hold its Junior/Senior Prom on Saturday, May 6, at the Nashville Community Center. This year’s theme is titled “A Whole New World” and features an Arabian décor. The public is invited to view the decorations on Saturday, May 6 from 6-7pm.

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Wayne Harre Resigns

Wayne Harre has resigned as Athletic Director at Nashville Community High School. Harre said “it’s just time for me to move on to something else.” Harre went on to say, “I could not devote the amount of time I thought the Athletic Director position required.”

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Council Talks Secure Email Server For Police Dept.

Steve Haertling, owner of Haertling’s Radio Shack, Nashville Volunteer Fire Department Member and organizer of the annual Nashville Fourth of July Fireworks spoke to the council at their meeting on Thursday, April 6, asking for a donation for this year’s display. By Alex Haglund     There was no action taken on the biggest point of

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Work On 127, Nashville Exit To Be Closed Starting April 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL 127 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning April 24, 2017, weather permitting. This work will take place weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM.  These closures are necessary to perform pavement maintenance as well as removal and replacement of

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