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Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., headlines the fall schedule of speakers hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Buttigieg is scheduled to participate in the institute’s “Understanding...
A POW/MIA ceremony, a fish fry and Xtreme Bar Bingo are planned at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Fish Fry The post plans to serve a monthly fish fry on Friday, Sept. 18. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will include fish...
In honor of Woodsy Owl’s 49th birthday, a self-guided story book trail is planned Thursday, today, through Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. The story book trail is being presented by the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest. Visitors will be able to...
A Sept. 30 deadline to respond to the 2020 nationwide census is fast approaching. Local officials have been working to promote participation in the 2020 census in the Southern Illinois counties which it serves. Southern Seven Health Department noted that for each person who does not return their...
Prior to the impact of COVID-19 and record losses in the industry, Illinois achieved its ninth consecutive year of record tourism growth in 2019.  According to new data released Friday, Aug. 21, by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, DCEO, and the Illinois Office of...
The therapy services department at Union County Hospital in Anna is offering a new therapy program for Parkinson’s patients and those suffering from other neurological conditions.   The hospital shared in a news release that the intensive therapy program consists of four training sessions per week...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, launched a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel map to help inform residents of potential risks associated with traveling during the pandemic.   The map indicates countries and U.S. states with increased risk of COVID-19 based on case rates. “...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct nighttime enforcement, NITE, patrols during September in Union County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey. He is the commander of the district, which has its headquarters at Ullin. NITE patrols allow the Illinois...
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., said he voted to fund the U.S. Postal Service with an additional $25 billion to manage challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated surge in votes by mail in the upcoming presidential election. “I’ve consistently supported the U.S. Postal Service and...
Thrive Dispensary has made a $10,000 donation to the City of Anna. The donation was presented by Thrive Dispensary representatives at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. Those present for a photograph included Anna Mayor Steve Hartline; Anna City Council members Michael Bigler, Kathy Bryan, Martha Ann Webb and Bryan Miller; and Thrive Dispensary representatives Ken Mansur, agent in charge; Stacey Plott, agent in charge; Greg Lambert, director of security; and Eric Ralls, security superviso
The City of Anna received a special donation during its regular meeting last week. A donation in the amount of $10,000 was presented to city officials by representatives of the Thrive Dispensary in Anna, which sells medical and recreational cannabis products. The donation was presented during the...

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