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Local and state public officials continue to advise the public to be aware of concerns related to West Nile virus. As testing for the virus continues in Illinois, Southern 7 Health Department is asking everyone to be on the lookout for birds that may have died from the disease in an effort to track...
Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641 is planning to sponsor a golf scramble on Saturday, July 23. The golf scramble will be played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna. Tee times are set for 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Proceeds generated by the golf scramble will benefit local schools with four...
Plans have been announced for this year’s Union County Fair queen pageant activities. Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant The Union County Fair queen pageant is in search of contestants for the 2022 pageant, which will be Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the fair grounds (the Anna City Park)....
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – State tax revenues grew by $5.5 billion in the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, exceeding $50 billion for the first time in Illinois’ history, according to a new report from a state budgeting agency. The 12...
On Monday, July 4, Jeffrey Isbell, the executive director of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace near Alto Pass, was invited to promote the Cross at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. “It was a tremendous honor to step center stage at the Ryman to promote Southern Illinois’ most iconic...
Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday, June 30, requested that all flags be flown at half-staff to honor an American hero, Hershel “Woody” Williams, the nation’s last remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient.  The governor’s office said in a news release that Mr. Williams “demonstrated bravery and...
Early morning hikes and programs about wild mushrooms and rare plants are planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The upcoming events are free. Registration is required. Registration and more information are available by calling the visitor center at the park at 618-457-4836. Early Morning...
The 27th annual Cache River Days are planned Sept. 8-11 at the Ullin Ballpark. The ballpark is located at 550 Ullin Ave. in Ullin. The theme for this year’s festival is “Wings Over the Cache.” Cache River Days will feature a pageant, a baby contest, a 5K walk/run, a flea market, food vendors, a...
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans were set to receive some modest tax relief starting Friday, July 1, when the state’s new fiscal year began. That included some income tax rebates, property tax rebates, a suspension of the state’s 1...
An area where the Anna Business Park meets the newly designated Sergeant  Brian Romines Memorial Highway has been designated as a space of honor and remembrance for those who have served the community in remarkable ways.
Unwavering community support has led to new improvements at the Anna Business Park.   When plans were first revealed to dedicate the portion of Illinois Route 146 from Anna to Vienna as the Sergeant  Brian Romines Memorial Highway, efforts began at Anna City Hall and in the city’s public works...

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