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Crys­tal Gur­ley, Administrator
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5442
Fax: (618) 833‑4011
Email: cgurley@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 016; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
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Ambu­lance Service

Grant Capel, Director
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑2871
Fax: (618) 833‑6201
Email: ucas@unioncountyil.gov
Address: 204 W. Mis­sis­sip­pi St.; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Mail­ing Address: P.O. Box is 37; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: Face­book

Ani­mal Control

Tele­phone: (618) 833‑4915
Fax: n/a
Email: dwright@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 385 Kaolin Rd.; Cob­den, IL 62920
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: Face­book

The Union Coun­ty Ani­mal Con­trol works in con­junc­tion with the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture in enforc­ing ani­mal con­trol laws. The Ani­mal Con­trol admin­is­ters rabies con­trol, inves­ti­gates all domes­ti­cat­ed ani­mal bites, impounds stray cats and dogs, and inves­ti­gates claims made for live­stock killed by domes­tic animals.

Board of Review

Jim Haney, Chair
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑8051
Fax: (618) 833‑7099
Email: n/a
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 128; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Room 128
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty Board of Review con­sists of three (3) mem­bers whom are appoint­ed by the Coun­ty Board after pass­ing a State admin­is­tered exam. The Board of Review meets each June to select a Chair and Sec­re­tary, for­mu­late and pub­lish rules and reg­u­la­tions for that year’s ses­sion. Board of Review also reviews prop­er­ty tax assess­ments in the Coun­ty. The Board of Review accepts and holds hear­ings on assess­ment com­plaints from July to Sep­tem­ber 10. After Sep­tem­ber 10, mem­bers research val­ues on each com­plaint filed, there­after issu­ing a writ­ten deci­sion. The Board of Review duties also con­sist of intra coun­ty equal­iza­tion, rep­re­sent­ing Coun­ty in all State Prop­er­ty Appeal board pro­ceed­ings, adding omit­ted prop­er­ty to tax rolls, act­ing on exemp­tion requests and per­form­ing sales ratio stud­ies. Upon com­ple­tion, Board of Review deliv­ers one set of assess­ment books to the Coun­ty Clerk, who then cer­ti­fies the abstract
to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Revenue.

Cir­cuit Clerk

Tiffany Bus­by, Cir­cuit Clerk
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5913
Fax: (618) 833‑5223
Email: tbusby@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 West Mar­ket Street; Room 145; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Room 145
Web­site: http://www.unioncountycircuitclerkil.net/
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty Cir­cuit Clerk is the keep­er of the files and records of the Cir­cuit Court. They work at the direc­tion of the Cir­cuit Court, Appel­late Court and Supreme Court of Illi­nois. The Cir­cuit Clerk is man­dat­ed to fol­low and enforce the laws of the State of Illi­nois. The Cir­cuit Clerk process all doc­u­ments in crim­i­nal and civ­il cas­es, sum­mons jurors, han­dle costs, fines, resti­tu­tion and sup­port each year. The Union Coun­ty Cir­cuit Clerk also issue sum­mons, writs, sub­poe­nas and oth­er doc­u­ments man­dat­ed by the courts.

Com­mit­tee and Board Appointments

Tele­phone: (618) 833‑8276
Fax: (618) 833‑8712
Email: committees@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 110; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
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Coro­ner

Phil Hile­man, Coroner
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑2131
Fax: (618)833‑8310
Email: phileman@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address:  PO Box 633; Anna, Illi­nois 62906 or 800 Pub­lic Square; Jones­boro, Illi­nois 62952
Web­site: n/a
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The Union Coun­ty Coro­ner reviews all deaths occur­ring in Union Coun­ty. The Coro­ner inves­ti­gates and deter­mines the cause and man­ner of death for every per­son in the Coun­ty whose death is sus­pect­ed of not being from nat­ur­al caus­es and also con­ducts autop­sies and tox­i­col­o­gy test­ing when need­ed. The Coro­ner is respon­si­ble for the recov­ery and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of human remains and issues inves­tiga­tive reports, cre­ma­tion per­mits and coro­ner death certificates.

Coun­ty Administrator

Angela John­son, Coun­ty Administrator
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑8276
Fax: (618) 551‑8650
Email: ajohnson@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 110; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
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Coun­ty Board of Commissioners

Bob­by Tol­er, Jr., Chairman
Max Miller, Vice Chairman
David Gould, Commissioner
Kent Pitts, Commissioner
Dale Fos­ter, Commissioner
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑8276
Fax: (618) 551‑8650
Email: ajohnson@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 110; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

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 each Gen­er­al Elec­tion in Novem­ber of even-num­bered years. The Board will con­sist 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 each year from their ranks. The Union Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers have reg­u­lar meet­ing on the sec­ond and fourth 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 advi­sor to the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers. The total oper­at­ing bud­get for the Coun­ty of Union is approx­i­mate­ly $4,500,000 and there are approx­i­mate­ly six­ty (86) employ­ees with­in the coun­ty government.

Coun­ty Clerk

Lance Meisen­heimer, Coun­ty Clerk
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5711
Fax: (618) 833‑8712
Email: lmeisenheimer@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 116; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty Clerk serves as ex-offi­cio Clerk of the Coun­ty Board. The Coun­ty Clerk records coun­ty board meet­ing min­utes, res­o­lu­tions and ordi­nances, pub­li­cizes Coun­ty Board meet­ings, issues Coun­ty licens­es, main­tains records and issues cer­tifi­cates of vital sta­tis­tics, reg­is­ters vot­ers, con­ducts elec­tions, files cam­paign dis­clo­sure and state­ments of eco­nom­ic inter­est, reg­is­ters notaries pub­lic, and reg­is­ters assumed busi­ness names. The Coun­ty Clerk is respon­si­ble for record­ing and main­tain­ing per­ma­nent, pub­lic record of all real estate trans­ac­tions in Union Coun­ty. Land records in this office date from 1818 to the present and vital records date from 1878 to present. It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the Coun­ty Clerk to serve the pub­lic and uphold the law by fol­low­ing the applic­a­ble statutes of the State of Illinois.

Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency

Dana Pear­son, Director
Tele­phone: (618) 697‑0760
Fax: n/a
Email: dpearson@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 301 West Mis­sis­sip­pi St.; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency has State Man­date to plan for, respond to, and recov­er from any nat­ur­al or man­made dis­as­ters, affect­ing res­i­dents of Union Coun­ty. The Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency works to coor­di­nate local, state, and fed­er­al response to disasters.

High­way Department

Kevin Gram­mer, Superintendent
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑2912
Fax: (618) 833‑2113
Email: kgrammer@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 306 Mis­sis­sip­pi Street; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment pre­pares and super­vis­es plans, spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and esti­mates for Coun­ty bridges and cul­vert. The High­way Depart­ment super­vis­es the con­struc­tion and main­te­nance of all Union Coun­ty high­ways, bridges and cul­verts. The High­way Depart­ment keeps records of con­tracts, pur­chas­es of mate­ri­als, and machin­ery. The Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment also admin­is­ters the Coun­ty Motor Fuel Fund, Coun­ty Bridge Fund, State and Local Bridge Fund, and Town­ship Motor Fuel Tax Fund.

Human Resources

Angela Knupp, Direc­tor of Human Resources
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5316
Fax: (618) 833‑8566
Email: aknupp@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 113; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

Juve­nile Jus­tice Council

Keri E. Clark, Director
1st Cir­cuit Rede­ploy Illi­nois & 1st Cir­cuit Juve­nile Jus­tice Council
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑9310
Fax: (618) 833‑3349
Email: kclark@unioncountyil.gov, redeploy@unioncountyil.gov, jjc@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 239; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

Main­te­nance

Derek Pen­der, Cour­t­house Maintenance
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5711 x136
Fax: (618) 833‑3900
Email: dpender@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 004; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
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Pro­ba­tion

Martha Sens­meier, Admin­is­tra­tive Assistance
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑7913
Fax: (618) 833‑5600
Email: n/a
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 129; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
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Sher­iff

Scott Harvel, Sheriff
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5500
Fax: (618) 833‑3900
Email: sharvel@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 004; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty Sher­iff is the Chief Law Enforce­ment Offi­cer in Union Coun­ty with Coun­ty­wide juris­dic­tion. The Sher­iff pro­vides law enforce­ment ser­vices for the unin­cor­po­rat­ed areas of the Coun­ty and law enforce­ment assis­tance to oth­er police agen­cies. The Sher­iff par­tic­i­pates in com­bined law enforce­ment agency ser­vices such as drug inves­ti­ga­tion and police com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The Union Coun­ty Sher­iff also pro­vides ser­vice to the Courts by serv­ing all court doc­u­ments, and pro­vides court­room secu­ri­ty. The Sher­iff serves all war­rants of arrest issued by the Courts.

State’s Attor­ney

Tyler Edmonds, State’s Attorney
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑7216
Fax: (618) 833‑3349
Email: ucsainfo@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 239; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: http://unioncountyil.gov/sa
Social Media: Face­bookTwit­ter

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney pros­e­cutes all crim­i­nal and traf­fic cas­es in the Cir­cuit Court and ini­ti­ates all neglect, abuse and delin­quen­cy juve­nile peti­tions and pro­ceed­ings. The State’s Attor­ney pros­e­cutes all actions and pro­ceed­ings brought by any Coun­ty offi­cer and defend actions and pro­ceed­ings brought against the Coun­ty or against Coun­ty offi­cers. The Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney gives opin­ions to any coun­ty offi­cer upon request and pro­vides inter­pre­ta­tion of the law relat­ing to con­cerns of the County.

Super­vi­sor of Assessments

Tam­my Robin­son, Supervisor
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑8051
Fax: (618) 833‑7099
Email: assessor@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 128; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: n/a
Social Media: n/a

The Union Coun­ty Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments over­sees real prop­er­ty assess­ment process through the Coun­ty, ensur­ing imple­men­ta­tion with­in the law that was enact­ed by the Illi­nois Gen­er­al Assem­bly and Court deci­sions. The Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments main­tains tax maps, prop­er­ty record cards, exemp­tion cer­tifi­cates and keeps a cur­rent list of prop­er­ty own­ers. The Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments sends notice of assess­ment changes to tax­pay­ers and pub­lish­es the assess­ments in the news­pa­pers. The Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments works under the direc­tives of the Depart­ment of Rev­enue and pro­vides them with infor­ma­tion. The Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments serves as the Clerk of the Coun­ty Board of Review to ensure Board of Review actions, deci­sions, notices, pub­li­ca­tions and com­plaints are processed in a time­ly man­ner and have met the statu­to­ry requirements.

Trea­sur­er

Leigh Burns, Treasurer
Tele­phone: (618) 833‑5621
Fax: (618) 833‑5496
Email: lburns@unioncountyil.gov
Postal Address: 309 W. Mar­ket Street; Rm 123; Jones­boro, IL 62952
Web­site: http://unioncountyil.gov/treasurer/
Social Media: Face­bookTwit­ter

The Union Coun­ty Trea­sur­er keeps receipts of all rev­enue into the Coun­ty, invests all Coun­ty funds and cov­ers all dis­burse­ments autho­rized by the Coun­ty Board. The Trea­sur­er has the respon­si­bil­i­ty for the col­lec­tion of and fil­ing month­ly report of inher­i­tance funds with the State Treasurer’s Office. The Trea­sur­er col­lects prop­er­ty and mobile home tax­es for all tax­ing dis­tricts in the Coun­ty and col­lects and dis­trib­utes fund from tax­es to all tax­ing dis­tricts, bills and col­lects drainage assess­ment tax­es. The Coun­ty Trea­sur­er also super­vis­es sale on delin­quent real estate taxes.