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The Carbondale Branch NAACP, in collaboration with the Alexander/Pulaski County Branch NAACP, has been awarded a supplemental grant from the Illinois Public Health Association, IPHA, to support the branches’ efforts to educate, inform and encourage hard to count, HTC, populations/communities to...
Openings are available for the annual Give Kids A Smile Day at Southern Illinois University. The March 27 event is provided by the university’s dental hygiene program. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SIU Carbondale Community Dental Center, which is west of Banterra Center. The free...
The Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago has named State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, as the 2020 recipient of The Inspirational Commitment Hero Award. The foundation said Bryant was honored because of her work in the Illinois House on behalf of individuals living with epilepsy.  Bryant was...
An upcoming symposium at the SIU School of Law in Carbondale is scheduled to feature legal experts from around the country. The symposium will look at the implications of the state’s recently enacted recreational marijuana laws.  Eleven speakers, including Illinois State Police director Brendan...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned March 20-21 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 20 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March ...
The Union County animal control shelter is located along Kaolin Road, between Anna and Cobden.
“Wags to Riches” will be the theme for an upcoming event which will help to support the development of a new Union County animal control shelter. The process for building a new shelter facility took a step forward at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The...
A draft recreation facility strategy has been released for public review and feedback, the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest reports. The strategy analyzes current conditions and budgets and suggests management changes for some of the forest’s recreation sites and services, such as...
By Ben OrnerCapitol News Illinoisborner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials on Monday announced the state’s fourth case of coronavirus in a Cook County woman who is married to a man who was diagnosed with the virus over the weekend. Both are in their 70s. The man, whom...
The River-to-River Trail Society plans to have a hike on Saturday, March 7. The hike is free and open to the public. The hike will proceed from High Knob to Resthaven, by way of Hurricane Bluff, Grindstaff Hollow and Colter Spring.  The trail society said the hike will be of moderate difficulty,...
Fees which had been charged for use of the Anna City Park are officially a thing of the past. The matter was on the agenda at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. At the meeting, the city council unanimously approved...

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