Williamson County

A potential referendum on gun control in Williamson County won’t end up on the ballot this fall, after Commissioners there failed to bring it to a vote.


In response to storm damage from Tuesday's severe weather, officials in Williamson County have issued a disaster declaration.

This action activates the county's emergency operations plan.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery near Johnston City.

The Cambria Village Board will vote Thursday on a proposed residential Tax Increment Financing District.

Village President Steve Gottschalk says this will help Cambria improve its infrastructure, streets, water and sewer lines.

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Two retired judges and dozens of family members and supporters were on hand Monday in Marion for the formal announcement by Attorney David Lawler, that he is a candidate for Williamson County Circuit Judge.

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Two southern Illinois courthouses re-opened Wednesday after a bomb threat.

Williamson County is turning to a third party to help it collect 15 million dollars in debt from the past 20 years.

An employee of the Williamson County State's Attorney's office is accused of breaking the law.

A news release from the state's attorney's office says Darien Daniel of Marion was arrested Tuesday night by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group for delivery of marijuana.

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Williamson County authorities say a plane crash Friday afternoon killed one person and seriously injured another.

Williamson County authorities are investigating a man's death that they're calling a homicide.

Jackson County is the latest local government to sue the state over unpaid bills caused by the lack of a state spending plan.

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Williamson County is suing the state Comptroller, and the Department of Revenue.

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Williamson County authorities say their investigation into a missing woman is now a death investigation.

The state's budget crisis is creating similar problems in other governments.

Williamson County's Board of Commissioners says the state budget standoff will soon have disastrous consequences for their bottom line.

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A Carterville Democrat says he won't run for a state office, but instead would like another shot as County Commissioner.

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A Williamson County woman faces several charges after more than 60 live animals and several dead ones were found in her residence.

Authorities in Williamson County say an autopsy confirms that a man fatally shot his wife in their rural home before taking his own life.

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Williamson County will soon have a new K-9 unit.

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Illinois State Police issued an AMBER Alert Monday for two Williamson County girls.

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A former Johnston City firefighter is in trouble with the law again.

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Williamson County investigators say a woman whose body was found in a burning home was shot to death.

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A Southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal.

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Williamson County has a new top prosecutor – Johnston City native Brandon Zanotti.

Williamson County State's Attorney Chuck Garnati says it's time for him to step down.

A woman convicted in the murder of her father will spend 75 years in prison.

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Williamson County State's Attorney Chuck Garnati delivered more than $23,000 to help abused and neglected children Wednesday and he says he's proud to have helped make days brighter for children across southern Illinois.

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Williamson County's top commissioner says they're moving in the right direction, and he's proud of what's been accomplished over the past several years.

A Carterville boy is dead and another is hospitalized, after the two fell through thin ice Sunday afternoon.

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Williamson County leaders say they were shocked by the news that three employees are under investigation for possibly stealing funds from the Circuit Clerk's office.