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Likely voters in Illinois overwhelmingly support a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring gas taxes be spent only on road projects, according to a poll by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.  The survey also shows massive support for term limits...
The Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today, Oct. 7, that Joseph H. Silliman, 32, of Anna, has been sentenced to 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of domestic battery, a class four felony.  Silliman will also serve four...
The position of staff assistant at the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has been abolished. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the move. The governor’s office said in a news release that the position was central to an IDOT patronage hiring scandal that began under previous administrations. “...
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, director Erica Jeffries has announced a new statewide program to thank the service men and women, veterans and their families. On Friday, Nov. 11, people throughout Illinois will be able to spend part of their day engaged in volunteer service projects...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center hosted a Zombie Walk through downtown Anna on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kids and adults arrived at the arts center in torn and splattered clothes and received a zombie makeover. The group walked on Main Street to show off their zombie attire before returning to the arts center for snacks and games. Photo by Amber Skelton.
(Editor’s note: the accompanying article was submitted by Lee Hackney from the Anna Arts Center.) The Zombies limped through downtown Anna on Oct. 1. Several undead or “normal” walked freely among the Zombies.  After the Zombies’ excursion downtown they returned to their crypts at the Anna Arts...
The Union County Housing Authority board plans to have a special meeting on Oct. 12. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the board room at the housing authority's main office in Anna. Human resource issues will be on the agenda for the meeting.
Southern Seven Health Department plans to host a Medical Reserve Corps, MRC, training workshop at the Vienna Head Start at 513 E. Vine St. in Vienna on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The Southern Seven MRC is a volunteer program that supports public health...
Two competitors left the starting line during one of the derby’s heats.
The 2016 running of the Alto Pass Great Downhill Derby took place last Saturday, on a wet autumn morning. Light rain and drizzle were falling while the event was taking place in downtown Alto Pass. The event, presented by the Village of Alto Pass and the Alto Pass Business Association, was a...
September was a warm month in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. The National Weather Service office at Paducah reported that the whole area experienced above normal temperatures during September. Both Paducah and Cape Girardeau experienced the seventh warmest September on...
The Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism continues to recognize products which are created in the Land of Lincoln through the recently launched Illinois Made program. Three area businesses were saluted last week by the state office – Apple Knocker Hard Cider, which is produced and...

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