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The first firearm deer season for 2020 in Illinois is set for Nov. 20, 21 and 22. The second firearm deer season is scheduled Dec. 3, 4, 5 and 6. Muzzleloader-only deer season is set for Dec. 11, 12 and 13. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, notes that hunters may also use a...
Shawnee Community College continues to find ways to help students get ahead and stay ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year, during winter break, students can sign up for an accelerated opportunity to earn full college credit in just a fraction of the time by enrolling in one of the inter-...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, on Friday, Nov. 13,  announced that $112 million is being awarded to 31 downstate transit providers as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program.  The grants are designed to help to expand and improve service, providing more transportation options...
The Union County Alliance of Churches is planning to have a Thanksgiving service next week. As has been the case with many activities during the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the service will be a little bit different. Due to mitigation protocols related to the pandemic, the Thanksgiving...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White last week announced that driver services  facilities would be closed to the public for in person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17, and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. A driver services facility is located in...
The Union County CEO program is creating and selling “Christmas Around the Community” gift boxes.
Union County CEO program students have been posing a couple of questions to the community as part of their work on a special project for the upcoming Christmas holiday season. The questions: Do you want to support your local businesses in Union County?   Wouldn’t you love to safely holiday shop...
Southern Seven Health Department reported a cumulative total of 2,535 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its service area as of Monday, Nov. 16. The health department serves Union, Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Pulaski counties. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday confirmed a...
The Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission, MCNCPC, reports that it has been informed by the Veterans Administration’s Artis Parker that because of the COVID-19 situation, there will not be a program for this year’s Wreaths Across America ceremony.   Parker is executive director of...
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln is on display at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro, where a “Vote Here” sign was seen on the night of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Nearly 70 percent of Union County’s eligible registered voters went to the polls on Election Day 2020, which was Tuesday, Nov. 3. The 2020 election took place amid the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer said he was pleased with how smoothly the election...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday, Nov. 4, for Gov. JB Pritzker’s marquee policy proposal which was projected to bring in more than $3 billion annually to state...

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