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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an extended closure of the U.S. Route 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge starting sometime during the week of Aug. 3-9. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 reported on social media that the bridge is expected to be closed for approximately...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County had climbed to 242 as of early this week. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 20, confirmed 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. That compared to seven new cases which were recorded on Friday, July 17. A...
The Cobden School District has announced information regarding the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The following reopening update was posted on social media: Dear Families,  Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue responding to the impact of COVID-19, both as a nation and...
As summer heats up and Illinoisans hit the water, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Conservation Police Officers are reminding boat operators to always drive sober while on the water. Last year, Conservation Police Officers made 103 arrests for boaters operating under the influence,...
By Pete Rosenberynews.siu.edu Southern Illinois University Carbondale gained final approval to begin its nursing program when fall 2020 semester classes start in August. Based upon a recommendation by the Illinois State Board of Nursing, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on July 8 announced that it has  selected season dates and submitted waterfowl hunting zone lines for 2021-2025 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS. The 2021-2025 hunting seasons regulations were developed based on a thorough review of...
Travel is somewhat different in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services created a virtual walking event that combines fitness with an online excursion. During the virtual walk from Carbondale to Nashville, Tenn., participants...
Due to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 among high school teams around the state, the Illinois High School Association, IHSA, and Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on July 9 announced that they were jointly collaborating to modify the IHSA’s Phase 4 Return To Play Guidelines. ...
Shawnee Community College is preparing to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.  The college notes that the beginning of the semester will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the coronavirus/COVID-19...
The City of Anna is planning to host a special 2020 census event on Monday, July 20. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn at Anna City Hall. City hall is located on Market Street. The city will be answering questions about the 2020 census.  Assistance will be available to...

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