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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...
The ringleader of a Houston-based cocaine trafficking operation has been sentenced in the Southern District of Illinois to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, bringing to a successful close an investigation and prosecution that spanned several states and more than five years.  The...
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has named State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, as a Champion of Free Enterprise for his contributions to the defense of free enterprise and the furtherance of economic opportunities for all Illinoisans. The Illinois Chamber rated all members of the 102nd General...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announces plans for free kids fishing programs during July at Lake Murphysboro State Park. Programs are scheduled on the following Fridays: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day. The programs will be...
The Illinois State Police recently commissioned 17 new troopers from Cadet Class 136 at a graduation ceremony at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield.  The commissioning ceremony brought the total number of state police troopers which have been added since 2019 to 295. The new troopers...
The Illinois State Police on June 24 announced the arrest of Robert E. Nelson, 56, of Ullin.  Nelson was arrested in connection with a shooting which occurred in Ullin. He was arrested on charges approved by the Pulaski County state’s attorney’s office. The charges included aggravated battery with...
Both junior and open live poultry shows at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield will be canceled for 2022 as a result of the highly pathogenic avian influenza. The decision was announced by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Illinois State Fair junior poultry exhibitors will continue to have...
On Monday, July 4, the nation will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Special events are planned throughout the region to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Activities are scheduled to start this weekend. Anna A big Independence Day celebration is...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp reported on June 23 that Bradley D. Mathus, 37, formerly of Anna, was convicted of two counts of aggravated domestic battery, both Class 2 felonies; and five counts of endangering the life or health of a child, all of which are Class A misdemeanors.  ...
The Illinois State Police have announced plans to issue $2 million in grants to local law enforcement agencies interested in a collaborative effort to reduce and prevent illegal possession and use of firearms, firearm related homicides, and other violent crimes. Funding for the grants is possible...

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