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The Illinois Department of Insurance, DOI, announced on Nov. 1 that Qualified Health Programs, QHPs, are now available to Illinois residents at Get Covered Illinois and Healthcare.gov.   Due to the significant changes to the plans and prices from plan year 2016, DOI is encouraging all Illinois...
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick has announced that the Sheriff's Office Firing Range will be open to persons that would like to sight in their hunting guns for the upcoming firearm deer season.  The range will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The range will be...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day.  Facilities open Tuesday to Saturday will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 12. Offices and facilities open Monday to Friday will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14....
This year is the 241st anniversary of the Marine Corps.  To celebrate, the Shawnee Detachment No. 812, Marine Corps League is hosting a formal ball on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Murphysboro American Legion on 17th and Gartside streets for Marines and other service branch members. Festivities begin...
All student artists kindergarten through university level are invited to submit their art to the 17th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction fundraiser by Dec. 30.  Selected art will be featured in the Art Auction from March 28 through April 28, at the Longbranch Café and Bakery in Carbondale.  During...
Registration is underway for the spring semester at Shawnee Community College. Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin on Jan. 11. Classes are available at the college’s main campus near Ullin.  Classes also are scheduled at Shawnee Community College extension centers in Anna, Cairo and...
The Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears Association, the SIU Center for Archaeological Investigations and Morris Library are planning to present a program about the Trail of Tears. The program is planned in conjunction with the Native American Heritage Month celebration and other programs at Southern...
Cobden Junior High and High School filed into the gym Thursday, Nov. 3, to watch the seniors put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The candidates for U.S. president and vice-president looked a little different than usual at Cobden High School on Thursday, Nov. 3. Seniors at Cobden High School put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate and election for the school on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Participants took two...
Illinois State Board of Education state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Century School on Monday, Oct. 31. STEM and FFA students prepared a lunch for him and had a roundtable discussion. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Southern Illinois on Monday, Oct. 31.  Smith began his visit to the region at Vienna High School, where student council members gave him a tour of the school. He then visited Vienna Grade School, where junior high...
Members of an area ritual team are asking those who have served in the armed forces, auxiliary members and veteran’s service organization members to become part of the team and to volunteer for burial honors. The area ritual team is made up of members from Anna VFW Post 3455, Cairo VFW Post 2649,...

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