Illinois

The cover of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals.”
Four years have passed since the Tamms Correctional Center shut down, but its story isn’t over.  That is according to Larry Franklin, co-author of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals,” which tells the story of the Tamms supermax and its legacy. The top-level security prison...
Illinois has been recognized as the top state in the country for road safety, according to The State of Safety report released by the National Safety Council.  The report uses a grading system to rank states based on policy and laws pertaining to key safety issues. “While it’s an honor to see our...
The Illinois Lottery on June 27 announced a temporary change in its winner payment policy effective July 1, should funding for Lottery prizes not be approved by the Illinois General Assembly.  At the time that Monday’s Pub. went to press at around midday Thursday, June 28, a state budget had not...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on June 26 filed a lawsuit against five prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies.   Edmonds said in a news release that the lawsuit is brought on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois, the People of Union County and Union...
Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2017.   Madison County Health Department staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on May 22-23 in Godfrey. Monitoring for West Nile virus in...
Southern Seven Health Department has invited the Kidney Mobile from the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at the Shawnee Worship Center, which is located at 98 Oliver St. in Vienna. The Kidney Mobile is a custom...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois. The plan details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce the alligator gar to Illinois waters.   A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined...
The Anna City Council again has said no to a proposal to amend the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for the possible sale of beer and wine at the Union County Fair. The issue was once again addressed at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening, May 2. The meeting was at...

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