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Glenda Boone, right, of US Bank in Cobden, presented a check for $3,500 to recent Union County CEO program advisory board chair Casey Stout. Casey has stepped down from the board, but remains as an ambassador for the program. Photo provided.
Thanks to The Gazette-Democrat and social media, the public is able to follow the Union County CEO class of 2021 and see all the wonderful and valuable learning experiences they are having.   The experiences are leading these high school seniors to become leaders and creative, entrepreneurial...
The River-to-River Trail Society this fall again plans to offer guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  All hikes are free and open to the public. The trail society said in a news release that although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for...
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is urging students in grades 4 through 12 to enter the 2021 “Letters About Literature in Illinois” competition. “Letters About Literature in Illinois” is a statewide reading and writing competition offered by the Illinois State Library’s Illinois...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization is planning to conduct a ceremony on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony will honor the memory of area veterans, including those whose names have been engraved ...
An early voting sign has been on display at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Early voting has been underway at the Union County clerk’s office for the Nov. 3 general election.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day – in Union County, the State of Illinois and the United States. Voters will decide a wide range of races, from president of the United States to Union County coroner, circuit clerk, state’s attorney and a position on the county’s board of commissioners. Polling...
Shawnee Community College will be hosting another food distribution day on Friday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. to help combat food insecurity. The event is part of an ongoing effort to combat food shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The college will be joined by Laborers’ Local 773 and State Sen....
Continuing its yearly tradition of helping families in need, WIBH Radio in Anna plans to give brand new coats to children through this year’s New Coats, New Hope Campaign. Nearly 20 percent of Southern Illinois children live in poverty and a warm coat is an essential item during our long winters...
Southern Seven Health Department reported a cumulative total of 1,756 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its service area as of Monday, Oct. 26. The health department serves Union, Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Pulaski counties. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday confirmed a...
A political campaign is challenging, hard work when times are “normal.” A pandemic has added to the challenge of the 2020 general election campaign. Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. Candidates who are running in Union County admit that the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has added an unexpected...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com One of the major questions Illinois voters will answer on Nov. 3 will be on the ballot statewide: whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow for a graduated rate income tax. Strictly speaking, the amendment removes a...

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