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With the arrival of the spring breeding season, the Illinois Department of Resources reminds everyone to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. The photographer was keeping his distance when the picture was taken.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession of young wildlife such as young rabbits, fawn deer, baby birds and other...
State Rep. Natalie Phelps-Finnie, standing at podium, spoke to more than 1,500 Girl Scouts in Springfield. The legislator stressed the importance of civic engagement at a young age. Photo provided.
A Southern Illinois legislator spoke to more than 1,500 Girl Scouts from throughout the state in late April in Springfield. State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, spoke to the scouts at the Illinois State Capitol. She encouraged them to stay active and to look ahead to their future...
WIBH radio in Anna is planning to sponsor a “Stuff-a-Truck” food drive May 10-11 in Union County. The food drive is planned from noon to 2 p.m. each day at the Save-A-Lot food store in Jonesboro. Donations on non-perishable food items will be welcomed. The donations will benefit families who are...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct special details during May in Alexander, Pulaski, Johnson and Massac counties. Plans for the details were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of the district. Alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols are planned in...
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children awarded grants for $100,000 Monday, April 30, in the board conference room at John A. Logan College, in Carterville. “The theme for April 2018 Child Abuse Month is ‘Everyone has a role to play,’” said Jo Poshard,...
CHAMPAIGN Ill. – The statewide average temperature in April was 44.7 degrees, 7.9 degrees below normal, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey.  It was the second coldest April on record, back to 1895, beaten only by 43.1 degrees set in April 1907....
The Union County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, CEO, program’s students hosted a trade show Friday evening, April 27. The trade show was held at The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden. Many people came to see and learn about businesses which were created by students who participated in the...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on April 24 reported the fourth death connected to synthetic cannabinoid use.   The most recent death was a woman in her 30s in Central Illinois.   Two men, one in his 20s and another in his 40s, have also died in Central Illinois.  A Chicago-area man...
Veterans and their families are invited to a free cookout and professionally guided canoe tour of one of the nation’s most ecologically diverse areas courtesy of Veteran Adventures at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The canoe expedition to the Cache River Wetlands, home to the state’s...
As lifestyle needs and student expectations of today’s college population are changing, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau has announced a new pet friendly community beginning in the fall of 2018 on select floors of Myers Hall. Southeast is rolling out the welcome mat for family...

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