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The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Aug. 5, reported 30,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 59 deaths since July 29. According to the CDC, 59 counties were rated at high community level for COVID-19.  Union County...
An early morning hike and a program about plant names are planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Both programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 618-457-4836. Morning Hike: The park naturalist plans to lead a hike at 6:30 a...
Patrons who want to represent themselves in court, or have a legal matter to discuss, will have the opportunity for a 20-minute, private, in-person consultation with attorney Gene Turk through the Lawyer in the Library program offered at Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna.  The library is...
The start of a new semester is right around the corner, and with changes coming on how the state of Illinois handles COVID-19 mitigations, leaders at Shawnee Community College are updating how the college will approach the situation for the fall semester.  “We are excited to welcome students back...
The Cobden Spay/Neuter Coalition is planning to host “Spayghetti and a Show” on Friday, Sept. 9. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden.  Live music by local favorites Banjo Joe & Danielle and Hugh DeNeal is planned.  Tickets are $10/adult and $6/...
The Union County Ag in the Classroom program is planning to host an open house for teachers Thursday, today. The open house is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Farm Bureau office, which is located at 104 W. Broad St. in Jonesboro.  The event will be held in the basement event...
State officials are encouraging Illinois families to take advantage of the state’s Back to School tax holiday, which began Aug. 5 and continues through Aug. 14.  The 10-day sales tax holiday, the first for Illinois in over a decade, was created to save families $50 million on school supplies and is...
Two-self defense classes are planned at Coffman’s Martial Arts in Anna. One class is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The second class is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The classes are open to those ages 12 to adult. A children’s self-defense seminar is being...
The Union County Ag in the Classroom program is planning to host an open house for teachers on Thursday, Aug. 11. The open house is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Farm Bureau office, which is located at 104 W. Broad St. in Jonesboro.  The event will be held in the basement...
The Union County Museum is presenting a new exhibit which features photographs from a family collection. Cobden school photos are among those featured in the exhibit. Photo provided.
The Union County Museum plans to have extended hours during the Cobden Peach Festival. The festival is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, in Cobden. The museum’s extended hours are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on Friday and Saturday. The Union County Museum is located along South...

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