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State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, on Sept. 25 announced that he is going to seek re-election to the 59th State Senate District. Part of Union County is in the district. “It has been such an honor and privilege to serve the residents of the 59th District, as their state senator for the past 10...
State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, on Sept. 21 announced her intention to run for re-election to the 115th District State Representative seat she has held since 2015.  Part of Union County is in the 115th District. Bryant said in a statement announcing her plans to seek re-election that her...
On​ ​Sept. ​21,​ ​John​ ​L.​ ​Hughey​ ​announced​ ​his​ ​intention​ ​to​ ​seek​ ​the​ ​Democrat Party nomination​ ​for​ ​Union​ ​County​ ​treasurer.​ ​​  Hughey will be a candidate in the March 20, 2018, Union County primary election.​ Hughey,​ ​a​ ​longtime​ ​resident​ ​of​ ​Anna,​ ​is​ ​a 1979​ ​...
The Anna City Council last week approved an ordinance which sets guidelines for yard sales in the Union County community. The ordinance was approved at a regular meeting of the city council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, at Anna City Hall. The matter had been discussed at a number of...
Union County is losing thousands of dollars for local highway maintenance work. The loss of funding comes as the result of cuts made by the State of Illinois. The matter was reported at last week's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Sept. 22...
To meet local residents and learn what issues are important to them, 118th District State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, is inviting families from the surrounding communities to join her and her staff at her constituent service office open house, which is planned next week. “I look...
More than 60 young people had an opportunity for hands-on learning about the outdoors during an event which was presented last Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The Trail of Tears Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted a free JAKES youth event at...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While observers in Southern Illinois looked skyward to watch August’s total solar eclipse, University of Illinois researchers studied the weather’s response, discovering significant atmospheric changes. An Illinois State Water Survey, ISWS, team documented the eclipse at the Dixon...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a male subject involved in a theft investigation. Anna Walmart reported a male subject exiting the store with three merchandise scanning devices, which are used for managing inventory. The male subject concealed the...
Larry L. Franklin and Dr. Rakesh Chandra have unveiled their new book, “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals.” Photo provided.
Larry L. Franklin and Dr. Rakesh Chandra on Sept. 9 unveiled their new book, “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” to a crowd of some 100 people at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek in Makanda.  The supermax at Tamms, Illinois, is their case in point.  Covering its rise and...

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