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The mission of Southern 7 Health Department, S7HD, is to promote a safe and healthy environment by providing preventive health care, family support services and child development programs.  On July 1, the staff at S7HD celebrated the department’s 45th anniversary...not just by looking back at fond...
Back-to-school vaccinations are underway throughout the region and once again Southern 7 Health Department is teaming up with Dairy Queen for its annual “Ice Cream for Vaccines” program. Illinois state law requires certain vaccinations for children enrolled in child care, Head Start, pre-...
Moths and the flora of a Southern Illinois county will be featured at upcoming programs scheduled at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Both of the programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call the visitors...
In early July, a familiar face began traveling around Southern Illinois helping Read SI celebrate the launch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the region.  The familiar face is a life-size cutout of the singer, songwriter and philanthropist, and one of its next stops is planned later in...
In early July, a familiar face began traveling around Southern Illinois helping Read SI celebrate the launch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the region.  The familiar face is a life-size cutout of the singer, songwriter and philanthropist, and one of its next stops is planned later in...
With a federal deadline approaching in just over a year, Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias is encouraging Illinoisans to “Get Real” and obtain a REAL ID. Giannoulias announced the launch of the office’s “Get Real Illinois” campaign, which is designed to raise awareness throughout the...
A free food box giveaway is planned Saturday, July 13, in Alexander and Pulaski counties. The Fowler Bonan Foundation, ADM Cares and Laborers Union Local 773 will be working together on the effort to increase food security in the region. The following stops are scheduled: Olmsted City Hall, 150...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, has announced an expanded list of high-risk ZIP Codes, increasing mandatory testing for lead exposure of children who live within those areas.  A total of 148 new Zip Codes, representing parts of 60 Illinois counties, including Union County, have been...
The impact of a recent water outage on a local business was on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, July 2, at Anna City Hall. Davie School Inn owner Lyle Woodrum said issues related to work on the city’s water infrastructure system...
Union County’s Hotel Operators’ Occupation Tax, or HOOT, has been updated. An ordinance amending, restating and codifying the tax, sometimes referred to as the hotel/motel tax, was approved at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June...

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