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Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Friday, June 23, that Polly A. Quintana, 51, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 felony.  Quintana will also serve a...
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
Jonesboro Public Library is planning to host a story hour program on Tuesdays in July and August. Story hours are set for 2 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25 and Aug. 1. The library is located at 412 S. Main St. in Jonesboro. For more information, call 833-8121.
From left are new Union County 911 coordinator Crystal Gurley; Steve Hartline, who is chairman of the Union County 911 board; and Jana Fear, who has retired as the system’s coordinator.
A celebration was held Tuesday, May 23, to say "job well done" to the coordinator of the Union County 911 emergency communications system. The celebration also gave those in attendance an opportunity to welcome the system’s new coordinator. The gathering was held in the community room at the Union...
An audit presentation was the focus of lengthy discussion at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held Friday morning, May 26, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The presentation was given by Kim Meyer of Hudgens & Meyer LLC...
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Union County Women in Business each year awards scholarships to local students. Scholarships are presented to students who are in the top 40 percent of their class, who have a strong record of leadership and community involvement while in high school and plans for studies and a career in business...
A tree limb was seen on South Street in Anna Saturday evening.
Damaging winds accompanied storms which swept through the Union County area last Saturday evening. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms impacted the Middle Mississippi Valley on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday...

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