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Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey has announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016.   Troopers in District 22, which includes Union, Pulaski, Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois, recorded 16,624 incidents...
The Anna Fire Department recorded a total of 168 calls during 2016. The report showed that one fire-related death was reported last year. The fatality occurred in August as the result of a house fire in the Lick Creek area. Included in the total were nearly 40 structure and vehicle fires. In terms...
A firefighter removes debris from a house in Anna Monday morning.
No injuries were reported following a fire which destroyed a house in Anna early Monday morning. The blaze was reported to the Anna Fire Department at 6:22 a.m. Monday at a residence at 205B E. Vienna St.  The structure was located along an alley between East Vienna and East Chestnut streets. The...
The Anna Police Department reported on Wednesday, Jan. 25, that charges have been filed and an arrest has been made in regards to an incident which occurred at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Thursday, Jan. 19, where a student allegedly brought a gun to school.   The Anna Police...
The 8th grade class at Jonesboro School is planning to host a shopping bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 4. The bazaar is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event is being held as a fundraiser to help support an 8th grade class trip. Admission will be free from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be charged...
A talk about the ecology of spring ephemerals is planned at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The presentation is scheduled to be given by botanist Christopher David Benda. Southern Illinois and Giant City State Park are home to a...
The Anna Arts Center  in Anna plans to present a free showing of “Chicken People” on Friday, Jan. 27. “Chicken People” is a film which features Brian Caraker of Anna. The screening is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A concession stand will be available. For more information, call...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today, Jan. 24, that Dwight E. Vaughn of Anna has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of violation of an order of protection, a class four felony. Vaughn will also serve...
Illinois students have an opportunity to participate in a program which could lead to a visit by the governor. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 12 announced on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they...
The Our Healthy Circle program at Union County Hospital in Anna plans to offer travel opportunities during 2017. A seven-day trip to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Norfolk, Va., is planned June 11-17. The cost is $825 per person, based on double occupancy.   A nine-day trip to Miami and Key West...

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