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Message boards have been positioned on U.S. Route 51 north of Anna which offer information about an upcoming road project.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, announces plans for an upcoming road construction project in Union County which will require road closures. The project is planned at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Spanish Bluff Road at new U.S. Route 51, 0.7 of a mile north of Anna. IDOT...
Rural Health Inc. is now providing rapid anti-body testing for COVID-19 to anyone desiring a test at all open locations.  However, there is still special emphasis for those who are currently symptomatic, Rural Health noted in a news release. All testing must be coordinated with the Rural Health...
Family stories are gifts from one generation to the next.  Those stories can be kept alive with a little help from the Life’s Moments: From Memory to Legacy writing workshop, which is scheduled to begin May 5. A University of Illinois Extension Family Life team will help participants document their...
In an effort to provide mission critical and essential services despite the historic pandemic, USDA Forest Service staff are continuing to work on projects with a goal of protecting the health of the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, along with improving recreation sites. Significant...
Wolf Lake High School; the gymnasium is on the left. Photo provided.
Our Union County Roots is a monthly column by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. The society owns and operates the Union County Museum in Cobden. Wolf Lake residents celebrated the completion and opening of the new $5,000 Wolf Lake High School gymnasium on Monday, May 5, 1930. More...
The Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors had its April meeting by way of a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21. The board announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments.  The decision to cancel the spring state tournaments came in conjunction with an...
Union County government began to furlough groups of employees for a two-week period beginning Monday, April 27, as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, April 21, Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller, along with county administrator Angie Johnson and county...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, announces plans for an upcoming road construction project in Union County which will require road closures. The project is planned at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Spanish Bluff Road at new U.S. Route 51, 0.7 of a mile north of Anna. IDOT...
The number of cases of coronavirus/COVID-19 in Union County had climbed to eight as of April 27, the Southern Seven Health Department reported. The health department reported Monday afternoon that it had confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the seven Southern Illinois counties it serves. The new...
Signs posted in front of Anna City Hall are helping to promote participation in the 2020 census.
Every 10 years, since 1790, United States citizens have been asked to complete the census.   They have done so amid wars, national crises, and more, but the census has never been completed during a nationwide pandemic having as much impact as COVID-19.    As a result, some residents are concerned...

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