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Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct distracted driving enforcement program patrols in Union County during September. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Nathan Douglas, who is the commander of District 22.  The patrols will allow the state police to focus on...
Kathy Lohrum Cotton of Anna received eight poetry awards at the 2022 hybrid convention of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, NFSPS, hosted in Ohio.  Winners were chosen from more than 6,000 submissions across the United States and from countries including the United Kingdom, Spain,...
A new vehicle was delivered to the Anna Fire & Rescue station last Saturday afternoon.
The Anna Fire & Rescue Department has a new vehicle. The unit was delivered to the department over the weekend. The truck arrived at the Anna Fire Station early last Saturday afternoon. Anna Fire Chief Mike Dammerman and assistant fire chief Todd Harris were on hand to accept the delivery. The...
Scope of The Project The City of Anna is partnering with the Active Transportation Alliance with the goal of bringing a more complete sidewalk network to our community. This organization has provided the city with a number of resources including a survey, flyers, yard signs, and a large poster. ...
The authors of a local history book are voicing appreciation for the support their book has received. Darryl Brown, Rodney Brown and Michelle Brown-Hollin are the authors of the book, titled “Where We’re From: A Southern Illinois Sojourn.”  They are three siblings who grew up on a farm near...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, on Thursday, Aug. 18, reported the state’s  unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent in July. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 31,200 in July, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS,...
Rural Health Inc. announces that the relocation of its Goreville clinic to 211 N. Broadway is nearing completion. The schedule is calling for Rural Health Inc. to provide medical and behavioral health services on Aug. 29 and dental services on Sept. 12. The new site will offer additional services...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Aug. 19, reported 25,084 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 56 deaths since Aug. 12. According to the CDC, 42 counties were rated at high community level for COVID-19.  An additional 39...
Shawnee Community College has received two different grants from the Illinois Green Economy Network.  The college received notification of the awards. which total more than $100,000 in funding. A grant for $8,339 was awarded to provide an electric vehicle charging station on the college’s main...
Local communities in the region served by the Southern 7 Health Department are joining a worldwide observance to remember those who have died or have suffered permanent injury due to a drug overdose.  International Overdose Awareness Day is observed each year on Aug. 31. The purpose of the...

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