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The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, has announced that it will provide the College Board’s SAT exam, including a writing component, at no cost to all public high school juniors during the 2016-17 school year. The SAT will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and...
The Illinois State Police District No. 22 said in a news release that 29-year-old Johnathan Travis Lee, of Mounds, died early Friday morning, July 15, from a single-car crash. The driver later identified as Lee, was traveling west on Ozark Road approaching US 45.  He failed to stop at the stop sign...
  The Footsteps Discipleship Conference is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shawnee Community College in Ullin. There will be breakout sessions for both men and women throughout the day. The men’s keynote speaker is Lee Holcomb and the women’s keynote speaker is Cheri...
Alcohol sales surfaced as a topic of discussion at an Anna City Council meeting. The issue was addressed at a regular meeting of the council which was held Tuesday, July 5, at Anna City Hall in Anna. The alcohol sale issue was related to requests which had been presented to the city by two local...
Bryan Watkins is the Anna Police Department’s new assistant chief of police.
Bryan Watkins has been named as the Anna Police Department’s new assistant chief of police. The appointment was approved at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, July 5, at Anna City Hall. Watkins’ appointment to the post was effective July 10....
The tax due dates for the 2015 real estate property tax year (paid in 2016) are set for Aug. 17 and Oct. 17, Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey has reported. The bills are scheduled to be mailed this coming Monday. The due dates for mobile homes taxes have not yet been established. The treasurer...
  The Union County Sheriff's Office recently received information from a local bank that customers are receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as an employee from that bank saying they have a problem with their account, and are seeking information. The calls come up on caller ID as...
Lauren Lurkins
Experts from the Illinois Farm Bureau met with farmers in Union County on Monday, July 11, to share information about protecting water quality.    The Union County Farm Bureau served as host of the event as part of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Stewardship Management Program.  The meeting was held at...
From left are Union County commissioner Max Miller, Union County Ambulance Service director Grant Capel, Ray Diel of Snedeker Risk Management (which represents ICRMT), Union County Ambulance Service assistant director Jaime Watkins, Kyle Shell from ICRMT and Kevin Kern from the Snedeker Risk Management Group. Photo provided.
The Union County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Union County Ambulance Service, announce the addition of a new Stryker Power Cot to the ambulance service. Union County government has partnered with the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust, ICRMT, to help manage the insurance...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds has been reappointed to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor for a second term. Edmonds was reappointed to the post during a quarterly board meeting which was held in Chicago on Wednesday, June 29. He is the...

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