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An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned March 23-24 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 23 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March  24....
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols during March in Union County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of District 22. Alvey said the patrols will allow the state police “to focus on preventing,...
The Illinois Supreme Court plans to leave the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield behind for a day to hear oral arguments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in two cases starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, in the...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel says that his office is working to be as proactive as possible when it comes to preventing possible tragedies from unfolding at local schools. The goal is to respond as rapidly as possible to any potential incidents. The sheriff reported at a recent Union County...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has released its first poll for 2018.  The most recent version of the Simon Poll shows Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat businessman JB Pritzker leading their respective party’s primaries.  Rauner leads challenger...
With the Illinois primary election  only a few weeks away, an open discussion March 8 (today) will examine the 2018 statewide political campaigns and recent social issues polls by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The Simon Poll presentation is set for 6...
The Union County Museum in Cobden has reopened for 2018. The museum opened last Saturday. The museum is operated by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. The museum is featuring an exhibit which celebrates Union County’s bicentennial, which is being commemorated in 2018. The State of...
Walmart has reviewed its policy on firearm sales.  The retailer posted the following statement on its corporate website, corporate.walmart.com: Walmart Statement on Firearms Policy In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales.  Going forward, we are...
The Union County Chamber of Commerce’s regular monthly meeting featured a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Peggy Bradford, the president of Shawnee Community College. The chamber meeting was held at noon March 1 at the college’s extension center in Anna. Bradford grew up in the Southern Illinois...
Nearly 10 inches of rain was recorded during the period from Feb. 20 through March 5 in the Union County area. Local weather observer Dana Cross recorded a total of 9.88 inches of precipitation over 14 days, including: Feb. 20, .86 of an inch. Feb. 21, 2.36 inches. Feb. 22, 1.27 inches. Feb. 23, ....

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