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A Discover National Get Outdoors Day event is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Local nature enthusiasts and professionals will be on hand to share information about outdoor opportunities which are available in Southern Illinois. Informational...
Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,701 wild turkeys during the 2022 Illinois spring turkey season.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported this year’s preliminary harvest total compared with the 2021 statewide turkey harvest of 13,613. In Union County...
A sudden downpour led to flooding at the intersection of East Davie and Freeman streets in Anna Wednesday evening, June 1. Photo provided.
After a few days of dry weather, rain returned to the Union County area on Monday, June 6. More rain was possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain is in the forecast again for Friday. Stormy weather swept through the region Wednesday evening, June 1. Torrential rain, hail and strong winds were reported...
The Annabelle hydrangea will be celebrated during an upcoming event which is planned in Union County. The 2022 Annabelle Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, in Anna. Hours for the festival will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Annabelle Festival is presented by the City of Anna and...
An Annabelle Festival disc golf tournament is planned Sunday, June 12, in Anna. The tournament will be at the Anna City Park. Play on the park’s disc golf course is set to begin at 10 a.m. Registration for the bring your own partner disc golf tournament begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Early registration...
Southern Seven Health Department says West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.   There are no vaccines to prevent or specific medications to treat West Nile virus in people, but there are steps which can be taken by people to prevent...
A book sale and summer reading activities are planned at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Summer Book Sale A summer book sale is planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12.  The sale will be conducted by the Friends of Stinson Library and will be held in conjunction with the Annabelle...
More than $4 million in relief has been announced for Illinois consumers who were deceived into paying for tax services that were available for free.  The announcement was made May 4 by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. As a result of a bipartisan agreement between all 50 states and the owner...
Schools across Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky will soon be out for summer, leaving kids and parents alike looking for ways to fill their days.  Shawnee Community College once again plans to host nearly two dozen camps and activities this summer, covering a variety of age...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct roadside safety checks in Union County during June. Plans for the roadside safety checks were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of the district. The state police said in a news release that the use of roadside safety...

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