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A talk about the ecology of spring ephemerals is planned at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The presentation is scheduled to be given by botanist Christopher David Benda. Southern Illinois and Giant City State Park are home to a...
The Anna Arts Center  in Anna plans to present a free showing of “Chicken People” on Friday, Jan. 27. “Chicken People” is a film which features Brian Caraker of Anna. The screening is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A concession stand will be available. For more information, call...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today, Jan. 24, that Dwight E. Vaughn of Anna has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of violation of an order of protection, a class four felony. Vaughn will also serve...
Illinois students have an opportunity to participate in a program which could lead to a visit by the governor. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 12 announced on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they...
The Our Healthy Circle program at Union County Hospital in Anna plans to offer travel opportunities during 2017. A seven-day trip to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Norfolk, Va., is planned June 11-17. The cost is $825 per person, based on double occupancy.   A nine-day trip to Miami and Key West...
The Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, planned to begin accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23. IDOR reported that Jan. 23 is the same date that the Internal Revenue Service, IRS, begins accepting federal individual income tax returns.   In a news release, IDOR...
With a boost from El Nino, 2016 began with a bang.  For eight consecutive months, from January to August, the globe experienced record warm heat.   With this as a catalyst, the 2016 globally averaged surface temperature ended as the highest since record keeping began in 1880, according to...
Students from a Union County school have received honors at the 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, which is on display through Feb. 5 at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center again is offering area residents an opportunity to adopt a flamingo for a good cause. Proceeds generated by the special project will go to the arts center’s capital development fund, and specifically for the replacement of restrooms in the performing...
The Egyptian Regional Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission plans to meet Thursday, Jan. 26, in Anna. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at in the conference room at Shawnee Community College’s extension center at 1150 E. Vienna St. in Anna. The authority will...

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