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Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms presented an annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the high school gymnasium. Students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade sang a variety of holiday tunes. Before the program, students had an opportunity to send a letter to Santa and to visit with...
Shawnee Community College hosted a legislative luncheon Nov. 30 on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Those who attended included representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg,  a number of local...
A statewide helpline has been launched in Illinois to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.  The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected by the disease...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols during December in Alexander County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. Alvey also announced the results of alcohol countermeasure...
Union County 4-Her Kim Adams has created a unique project to help a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.
Kim Adams has a 4-H community project that she is doing during December.  Kim wanted to create an angel tree in the shape of an ice cream cone because it was going to be set up at Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt in downtown Anna. Kim said she wanted a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.   After going on...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Nov. 29 reported that  Irphan Gage Khurana, 21, of Anna, has been sentenced to three  years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of unlawful possession of weapon by a felon, which is a Class 2 felony.   Khurana also will serve a...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is planning to host its first career fair for all Union County high school students on Feb. 15, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The career fair, coordinated by A-JCHS faculty members Natalie McLean Miller and Alysha Hase, will feature a wide variety of careers and...
Union County residents are being alerted about two scams which are targeting local community members. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel shared information about the scams. Money Owed to IRS Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting...
Union County’s 2018 primary election is shaping up to be very competitive, as more than a dozen candidates have filed nominating petitions to seek office. Filing of nominating petitions ended at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Filing began on Monday, Nov. 27. The primary election is set for March 20, 2018....
An official Illinois Bicentennial flag was raised during a noon hour ceremony which was held on a very windy Monday on the square in Jonesboro. The bicentennial flag can be seen beneath the U.S. flag, a POW/MIA flag and an Illinois flag. The City of Jonesboro and Union County will join the State of Illinois in celebrating their bicentennials in 2018.
The State of Illinois, Union County and the City of Jonesboro all will be celebrating their bicentennials during 2018. On Sunday, Dec. 3, Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission officially kicked off the state’s yearlong 200th birthday celebration during ceremonies...

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