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Rural Health Inc., RHI, in Anna has received an Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Oral Health Initiative grant for $400,000. RHI announced the awarding of the grant in an Oct. 25 news release. The purpose of the funding is to expand and strengthen existing dental services for children.  ...
Several motorcyclists were involved in an accident on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, in Williamson County. Illinois State Police reported that seven motorcycles were traveling in a group northbound on Illinois Route 148 at the Grange Hall Road/I-57 southbound entrance ramp.  The lead motorcycles...
Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844 made a stop in Wolf Lake on Oct. 19. The locomotive stopped on the tracks at the State Forest Road crossing in the Union County community.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in western Union County one day last week to see living history steam its way through the Union County community for what was being billed as a “Trek to Tennessee.” Union Pacific’s “Living Legend" No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop at...
Unique and one-of-a-kind creations and donations from local artists, crafters, businesses, individuals, and supporters will all be up for bids Saturday, Nov. 5, at PAWS 23rd Annual Auction for Animals benefit. The event is presented by Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc., a local animal welfare...
The next Rising Up for Change coalition meeting is planned tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Fellowship House Prevention office, located at 507 Freeman Street in Anna.  The meeting will focus on Illinois Youth Survey data. Information will be distributed to share with parents and other...
Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern, center, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, provided area high school seniors with an opportunity to once again tour the Pulaski County Detention Center. Photo provided.
Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern, center, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, provided area high school seniors with an opportunity to once again tour the Pulaski County Detention Center. During the tour, visitors are escorted by correctional staff through the jail to see firsthand what life is like behind...
An  annual Grand Chain Halloween Carnival is planned Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Learning Center in the Old Grand Chain School. Chili and hot dogs are scheduled to be served at 4 p.m. and children’s games will begin at 5 p.m.  A costume judging contest is set for 7 p.m. Ages for...
Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set by Southern Illinois communities. Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31. The schedule for area communities includes: Anna: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Cairo: Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cobden: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dongola: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p....
The Governor’s Office announced Oct. 14 the Illinois Executive Mansion will close to the public in January 2017 for renovations. “The People’s House will undergo an extensive transformation over the next year,” First Lady Diana Rauner said in a news release. “In order to properly preserve the...
Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Oct. 17 a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by cutting the red tape in Illinois.  He signed Executive Order 16-13 to review all agency rules and regulations by the newly-created Illinois Competitiveness Council. “For years, Illinois...

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