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The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County has topped 200. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 13, confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. Ten new cases were confirmed in Union County. As of Monday, the county had a total of 209 cases. That...
Community leaders across Illinois are working hard to adopt and overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by University of Illinois Extension.  Town, city and county leaders across the state are concerned about the health of residents and...
Southern Seven Health Department is reporting a dramatic decrease in routine childhood vaccinations during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The health department noted in a July 6 news release that according to recent reports released by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, CDC,...
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, OSFM, and Gov. JB Pritzker have announced the recipients of the Small Equipment Grant Program.  A total of $3.5 million was awarded to 154 fire departments/districts and EMS providers.  The OSFM received 540 applications, requesting around $12 million...
Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, June 29, confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. The cases confirmed on Monday, by county, gender and age, included: Union County: one female in her 30s. Massac County: one male in his 30s, one female in her 50s...
Southern Seven Head Start assistant site supervisor/parent coordinator Michelle Carrillo reviews COVID-19 planning information for the Anna Head Start site. Photo provided.
As children were winding down a school year that was anything but ordinary, Southern Seven Head Start is looking ahead to measures to safeguard children against COVID-19 in the classroom.   On June 12, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, IDCFS, released reopening guidance for...
Southern Seven Health Department continues to work to promote participation by area residents in the 2020 national census. The health department, which serves Union County and six other area counties, reported that the U.S. Census Bureau planned to resume the Enumerate Operation on June 14.   This...
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded $15.4 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants to 638 public libraries statewide serving almost 12 million patrons. Libraries in Union County are among those receiving per capita grant...
A Heroes Work Here sign has been on display at Union County Hospital, which is located along North Main Street in Anna.
Union County Hospital in Anna recently resumed services that had previously been restricted due to the coronavirus outbreak. The hospital reported in a news release that a phased reactivation began May 11  in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.  “Like so many...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna and its Auxiliary continue to serve meals.  The VFW post is located at 70 VFW Ln., just off old U.S. Route 51 between Anna and Cobden. Fish Fry The VFW post plans to serve a fish fry on Friday, June 19, starting at 5 p.m. The menu...

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