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Shawnee Community College is planning to host two job fairs in the coming weeks to help provide residents with an opportunity to connect with a local cannabis grower.  aerīz is a national medical/recreational cannabis brand that provides customers with aeroponically cultivated cannabis.  The...
Former Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel
In mid-June, Scott Harvel announced his plans to retire as the sheriff of Union County. Harvel’s service as the county’s sheriff officially came to an end on Monday, Aug. 2. He had served as Union County’s sheriff for the past six and a half years. He was succeeded in the post by former Anna Police...
The Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, Aug. 2, reported 28 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Union County. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The newly confirmed Union County cases involved six persons under the age of 10,...
The Union County Museum located in downtown Cobden on South Appleknocker Street plans to have extended hours during the Cobden Peach Festival.   Museum hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7, which are the dates of the Peach Festival. The community celebration...
A CDC county map, viewable at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view, shows much of Illinois' western half along the Missouri border is at high or substantial risk, as is most of Southern Illinois. The map showed Union, Jackson, Williamson, Johnson, Alexander and Pulaski counties in Southern Illinois with high levels of community transmission of COVID-19 for July 19-25. Map from CDC website.
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Aug. 2, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, July 28, and Gov. JB Pritzker said he is “looking at all the possible...
Three pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to improve health care and services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, for veterans and their caregivers. The measures were introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich. The proposed...
Picnics and barbecues go hand-in-hand with summer, but so do food-borne illness.    According to FoodSafety.gov, approximately one in six Americans is stricken with food poisoning each year.   Southern Seven Health Department recommends that everyone follow a few basic tips to keep their food...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced $5,844,422 to support rural health clinics in Illinois with vaccination efforts, particularly as many communities face increased challenges caused by the Delta variant.  The funds will go to 118 Rural Health Clinics, which will use the...
Union County Hospital in Anna has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, ACR.  Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts.  A mammography exam,...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct roadside safety checks in Union County during August. Plans for the roadside safety checks were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of the district. The state police said the use of roadside safety checks combine a strong...

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