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Illinois State Police District 22 personnel plan to conduct Nighttime Enforcement, NITE, patrols in Union County during March. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. The district has its headquarters in Ullin. Alvey said in a news...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
Bids are scheduled to be opened Thursday, today, for a major improvement project which is planned at the Anna City Park in Anna. Plans for the bid opening were shared at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, March 7. The meeting was at Anna City Hall in Anna....
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, on Monday, March 13, announced that a superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Benton in the case regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce announced in a...
Snow and cold followed quickly on the heels of 75-degree temperatures during the past week in the Union County area. Bitter cold temperatures were in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.  The National Weather Service office in Paducah early this week issued a freeze warning...
Women from throughout Southern Illinois are invited to a special event which is scheduled Saturday, April 8, at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. The church plans to host a live simulcast from Tulsa, Okla., with Priscilla Shirer. Shirer appeared in the movie “War Room.”   Doors are scheduled to...
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Cairo area that the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed. The closures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27, at 8 a.m. extending through Friday, March 31, at noon, and Monday, April 3...
An annual job fair is planned March 15 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The job fair is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Edward M. Smith Center on the college’s main campus. The event, which is open to the public, is being hosted by the Shawnee Community College Career Services...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has urged members of the Illinois Senate’s Criminal Law Committee to pass legislation to eliminate the statutes of limitations for felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children. Madigan testified March 7 before the Senate Criminal Law...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....

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