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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...
One of the five members of the Union County Board of Commissioners is resigning. Commissioner Alex Foeller has announced that he plans to resign from the board, effective at the end of the day on May 11. Foeller’s resignation was accepted by the board at a regular meeting which was held Friday...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds last week released an annual report for 2017. The report reviewed activities in the state’s attorney’s office for last year. Edmonds presented copies of the report to members of the Union County Board of Commissioners last Friday morning. The...

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