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Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker, second from left, brought his campaign to Union County last week for an informal gathering in Jonesboro. Among those present were, from left, Anna Mayor Steve Hartline, Pritzker, Democrat Todd Vincent of Anna and State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg.
A Democratic Party candidate for governor in the March 2018 primary election paid a visit to Union County last week. JB Pritzker of Chicago stopped at the Dixie Barbeque in Jonesboro Thursday afternoon, Aug. 24, for an informal meeting with Union County Democrats. He was accompanied by his wife, M....
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds  reported Aug. 24 that John C. Koczorowski, 42, of West Frankfort has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to retail theft, which is a Class 3 felony.   Koczorowski was charged following an...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Aug. 28 that Dustin L. Knight, 37, of Herrin, has been sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Knight was sentenced after admitting to a petition for revocation of probation for an original offense of domestic battery...
A St. Anne man was reported to have been taken into custody following a pursuit which ended in Cobden early last Saturday afternoon. The pursuit was initiated in Jonesboro and came to a stop at the intersection of West Jefferson and East Ash streets in Cobden. A passenger car which was the focus of...
Preparation paid off for Union County emergency services agencies when it came to last week’s total solar eclipse. The eclipse and its impact on the local area were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union...
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Student Council are busy working on homecoming 2017.  Homecoming week is planned Sept. 18-22. This year’s theme is “Luau.”  Daily themes for the week Pajama Day on Monday, Pun Day on Tuesday, Hawaiian Shirt Day on Wednesday, Class Color Day on...
Motorists traveling along Illinois Route 146 between Anna and Vienna were faced with a temporary road closure as the result of a construction project. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, reported that Illinois Route 146 was scheduled to be closed starting Aug. 23 at the Interstate 57...
The Union County area could see the remnants of what had been Hurricane Harvey as the week comes to an end. The storm has caused disastrous, deadly flooding in south Texas. The National Weather Service in Paducah reported on Tuesday that the chance for heavy rain and flooding from Harvey will peak...
After a successful weekend of Illinois State Fair racing, the staff of Track Enterprises was preparing for a huge Labor Day weekend of auto racing at the Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin. Du Quoin’s Magic Mile is set to host the USAC Silver Crown Series presented by Traxxas, the ARCA Racing Series...
The 2017 Cache River Days celebration is planned Sept. 7-10 in Ullin. The event celebrates the Cache River Watershed in Southern Illinois. As part of this year’s event, Nature Fest activities are planned on Friday evening and Saturday. Nature Fest is slated to include a night hike on Friday.  The...

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