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The rain couldn't keep the crowds away at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Homecoming parade Friday afternoon, Sept. 30. Many colorful floats and groups made the trek from the Anna City Park to the high school. The theme for the parade was "Red Carpet." Click through the slideshow to see...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to remove trees at the Trail of Tears State Forest Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. to save Southern Illinois forests. The IDNR invites the public to learn how selectively removing trees can let more light into forests for oaks, the dominant tree in...
The Anna Police Department recorded 281 calls which required a response during August. The statistics were shared in a monthly activity report for August which was released by Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter. Monthly Activity During August, the Anna Police Department also recorded: 124 walk-in...
The Anna City Council last week took action that will allow for consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors at eligible, licensed establishments in the Union County city. A vote to amend the city’s liquor control ordinance was approved by the city council at its regular meeting on Tuesday evening,...
Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey said last week that his office had uncovered what he said was “gross mismanagement of a county insurance program.” The treasurer reported the matter in a news release which was issued on Sept. 21. The matter was addressed at a regular meeting of the Union County...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a subject who is suspected in committing a theft at the Anna Walmart.  On Sept. 25, video surveillance showed a male subject running from an emergency exit from the rear of the store, carrying merchandise which was...
The Jackson County Courthouse will be open today, Sept. 29 for voters to take advantage of the first day of early voting.  Early voting locations in Jackson County include: Weekdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 7, starting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro. Saturday,...
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24. The church was founded in 1866 by a group of 17 people who met at the Methodist Church in Anna.    They then met in a store building until they built a...
A special academic achievement was highlighted at September’s regular monthly meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District 81 Board of Education. The meeting was Sept. 19 at the Union County school. The achievement was noted in minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the board of...
One improvement project is underway in the City of Anna – and another long-awaited, much-anticipated project appears to be moving forward. Updates about both projects were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, at Anna City Hall....

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