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Permit stickers are available for Anna residents who want to use golf carts for transportation in the Union County community. The Anna City Council recently approved an ordinance allowing for the use of golf carts on municipal streets. Jonesboro has allowed the use of golf carts on city streets for...
As the nation prepared to ring in a new year, the U.S. Census Bureau on Dec. 28 projected the U.S. population would be 324,310,011 on Jan. 1, 2017.  This represented an increase of 2,245,347, or 0.70 of a percent, from New Year’s Day 2016.  (The Census Bureau estimated Union County’s population, as...
The governor’s office reported on Dec. 30 that a collective bargaining agreement had been reached with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council representing Illinois Conservation Police Officers. A news release from the governor’s office stated that the agreement includes a four-year...
Illinois farmers are invited to one of three seminars planned throughout the state which will focus on innovative soil and water conservation practices.    One of the seminars is planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The one-day seminars will feature local agricultural producers and...
Four persons died in a plane crash which occurred late last Saturday night in Johnson County. The accompanying photograph shows fuselage of the air craft, which crashed in a pasture in the southeastern part of the county. Photo by Lonnie Hinton/The Vienna Times.
The last hours of 2016 had Johnson County officials, EMS personnel and many volunteers extremely busy responding to a plane crash which killed four persons from Iowa. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Johnson County 911 received a report about a possible plane crash near East Crossroads...
A pickup truck made its way through water which covered part of Illinois Route 146 near Ware during heavy rain which fell in mid-August. File photo.
Record flooding on the Mississippi River in early January was the top weather story in the region for 2016. The National Weather Service office at Paducah posted the top 10 weather events of last year on its website. The top 10 weather events for 2016 in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri,...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying the four pictured subjects, who were involved in three separate theft investigations.  Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated. Call 618-833-8571, extension 1503 with any information.
A vulture appeared to be basking in the December sunshine when this image was captured recently along Mountain Glen Road near Cobden.
A vulture appeared to be basking in the December sunshine when this image was captured recently along Mountain Glen Road near Cobden.
Whitetails Unlimited, WTU, plans to sponsor a Union County chapter banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Great Boars of Fire Lodge, which is located at 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. between Anna and Cobden. The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. and will feature a barbecue and catfish dinner, an auction and...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is looking to repurpose live Christmas trees.  All donated trees will be bundled together to create underwater fish structures.  The Corps of Engineers notes that bundling the trees and weighting them down in the water will give them a variety of...

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