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Chicago — Following the advice of leading public health experts around the globe, Governor JB Pritzker announced today has signed a statewide stay at home order, aiming to keep new cases of COVID-19 from rapidly increasing and ensure the state’s health care system remains fully operational to treat...
In the midst of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Union County Hospital in Anna shares a key message with the community. “Wash your hands. Cover your cough.” The message was shared by Union County Hospital chief nursing officer Chuck Sanders during a telephone interview Tuesday morning. “Protect...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday, March 16, that all offices, including driver services facilities statewide, will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus and the health and safety recommendations by experts endorsing social distancing efforts.  The closures took...
The City of Anna has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with federal and state health officials, the Southern Seven Health Department, Rural Health, Shawnee Mass Transit, Anna School District No. 37, Anna-Jonesboro Community...
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday in Union County. Primary election day was held in the State of Illinois in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer said that election day went smoothly. He noted that "all necessary precautions were taken to ensure everyone's...
An area legislator has paid tribute to a Southern Illinois soldier who died while in service to the nation. On March 4, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, addressed members of the Illinois Senate in Springfield to recognize Cpl. William Lee Brown, a Benton native who was killed in action during...
Southern Seven Health Department and Head Start welcomed representatives of the regional media and state and local officials to their offices near Ullin for a Census Media Day. Southern Seven emergency preparedness coordinator Bobi Cavins explained the ways communities can be active in making Southern Illinois Count.
The Illinois Public Health Association and the Southern Seven Health Department hosted area government officials and media representatives for an informational meeting about the importance of the 2020 Census.  The event was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Southern Seven’s Pulaski County public...
Tuesday, March 17, is primary election day in Union County. The primary will determine the candidates who face off in the upcoming November 2020 general election. Here’s a look at the candidates Union County voters will see on the ballot (some of the candidates have dropped out but their names...
An “Artifact Day” is planned Saturday, March 14, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Artifact Day” is sponsored by the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization, KMSO. The day will offer an opportunity to view and discuss relics from the past....
More than four dozen students from 15 different schools in Southern Illinois journeyed to Springfield to a meeting of State Sen. Dale Fowler’s Youth Advisory Council. Photo provided.
More than four dozen students from the 59th District in Southern Illinois traveled to the Capitol in Springfield on March 3 to participate in the spring meeting of State Sen. Dale Fowler’s, R-Harrisburg, Youth Advisory Council, YAC. “As an elected official, I have a responsibility to reach out to...

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