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A “Get Connected” job and resource fair was held Jan. 11 at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center in Cairo. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the state’s participation in the fair in December. The fair was put together to assist those who are being displaced from a federal housing project in Cairo.  The U.S....
The depot in Tamms has been named as an Architectural Wonder by a Southern Illinois firm. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The 2017 list of the Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois includes: The...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, says that 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the United States, as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation.  Recovery from the ravages...
The Village of Cobden, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, IMUA, is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.   Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said the start of a new year is bringing promising beginnings for development of a river port in Alexander County.  Fowler said he also began 2018 by preparing for the start of scheduled spring session, coordinating with local mayors throughout the 59th...
Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow could impact travel in the Union County area Thursday night and Friday. Bitter cold temperatures also are expected to return to the region over the upcoming weekend. Icy conditions could make driving treacherous. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT,...
Kornthal Church in Union County has been named as an “Architectural Wonder” by a Southern Illinois firm.
A landmark Union County church has earned special recognition. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The list for 2017 includes the historic Kornthal Church in Union County. Kornthal Church is located south of...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at center, portrayed Illinois territorial Gov. Ninian Edwards at last Saturday afternoon’s bicentennial celebration. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Union County’s 200th birthday was celebrated last Saturday afternoon. A kick off celebration to commemorate the county’s bicentennial was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An estimated 70 to 80 people gathered in the courthouse lobby on a cold and sunny January afternoon. Those in...
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie is with William Hall of Tamms. Hall has received the Village of Tamms’ volunteer of the year award. The legislator shared in a news release that Hall was recognized for “his tireless efforts and hard work in the construction of the new Tamms Village Hall building.” Photo provided.
Prior to returning to Springfield for the upcoming spring legislative session, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, plans to host satellite office hours in Metropolis and Tamms. Office hours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Metropolis City Hall. City hall is...
Illinois’ stronger hate crimes law went into effect on Jan. 1. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan initiated the measure, which passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support, as a way to better protect the state’s residents from hate crimes. The legislation, House Bill 3711 (Public Act 100...

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