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Unique learning experiences are being offered to Egyptian School District students who are participating in the WILD summer program, led by faculty and staff from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and their partners.  The Egyptian School District in Tamms, located in one of the state’s...
As the clock struck midnight to close out the month of May on Tuesday night, the Illinois General Assembly closed session still without a budget for the state. On the morning of Wednesday, June 1, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was making the rounds through multiple southern Illinois communities....
A three-foot by four-foot gray, granite monument is being placed by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society in the Cobden Cemetery. The monument will be placed at the Grand Army of the Republic, GAR, burial plot. The monument, with the names of the nine Civil War veterans who are interred...
The third annual Annabelle Street Festival is planned Saturday, June 11, in downtown Anna. The festival is held to celebrate the Annabelle hydrangea plant. The plants were discovered in 1910 near Anna. For the festival East Davie Street in downtown Anna is scheduled to be closed to traffic from  10...
An annual Springfest celebration is planned Saturday, May 28, in downtown Alto Pass. Springfest is presented by local sponsors and the Alto Pride Community Group. Funds raised at the celebration will help to pay the remaining balance of the cost of construction for restrooms in the park in downtown...
Services are planned in several Union County communities to commemorate the observance of Memorial Day.  Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. All of the services which are planned in the area are open to the public. The Alto Pass Veterans Organization has scheduled three services in commemoration of...
Commencement ceremonies for members of the graduating classes of 2016 are underway at Union County high schools. Cobden High School hosted its graduation ceremony last Friday night, when the accompanying picture was taken. Ceremonies are scheduled this week at Anna-Jonesboro, Dongola and Shawnee...
Angry bird? Perhaps. This one was keeping a close eye on her baby, which was on the ground nearby.
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to participate in a State of Illinois strategic national stockpile mass dispensing full scale exercise in June.   As part of its ongoing emergency preparedness activities, the health department plans have a mock dispensing clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on...
Flood warnings were in effect early this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. Recent heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise on both of the rivers. Union County is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The northwest part of the county is bordered by the...

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