local government

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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States Attorney Donates To Okawville Police Department

    States Attorney Daniel Bronke, RIGHT, made a donation of $3,147 to the Okawville Police Department, accepted by Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin, LEFT, to go towards the purchase of three sets of “Stop sticks”, a digital camera and a battery and charger for a handheld LIDAR unit. By Jill Moon     States Attorney Daniel

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County To Change Property Tax Software

By Alex Haglund     The Washington County Board met at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 14, for their regular monthly meeting, a brief one, during which a switch to a new tax software system for the county was approved, as was a project to install a sound system into the county board room.

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Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor

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