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A celebration of Constitution Week in Union County is scheduled to begin Saturday, Sept. 16, with special activities which are planned at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds at 521 N. Main St. in Jonesboro. Constitution Week is celebrated each year from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23. The picnic grounds...
The Illinois state flag. From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.
SB1818, which creates the Illinois Flag Commission for the purpose of exploring the creation of a new state flag and developing new state flag designs, was signed into law in early August by Gov. JB Pritzker.  The commission will make recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly concerning...
The Daniel Chapman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites area students to enter an essay contest  celebrating “Stars and Stripes Forever,” the patriotic march composed by John Philip Sousa.  The essay is open to students in grades 5 through 8. Entries are to be between 300 and...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is reminding waterfowl hunters about key dates and other information regarding the 2023-2024 waterfowl seasons. Season Update This is the third year of a five-year waterfowl season plan that was developed in 2020.  Early Canada goose and teal...
Plans are being made for the 2023 Veterans Day parade in Anna. Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna again is sponsoring the parade, which is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Korean War – The Forgotten Victory.” Letters of...
A Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope is planned Saturday, Sept. 23, in Metropolis. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorothy Miller Park, which is located next to Harrah’s Casino. Health care providers and businesses serving area cancer families and those impacted will host the one-day...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Student Council is making plans for the Union County school’s 2023 homecoming celebration. Homecoming week is planned Sept. 18-22. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Beneath the Blue.” Spirit days for the week include Beach Bums (PJs) on Monday, Glow...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on Saturday, Aug. 19, recognized recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards. The department expressed gratitude to individuals and members of outdoor organizations for their volunteer service to IDNR and the people of Illinois...
Communities throughout the Southern Illinois area are receiving infrastructure and housing rehabilitation grant funds. The grants were announced by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Rep. Paul Jacobs, R-Pomona. The legislators shared news about the grant funding following an...
A new phone scam is reported to be going around in Union County.   The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported in a posting on social media that the scam involves a caller ID which displays as Police 618-833-5500. The caller is telling residents they have warrants for their arrest and gives them a...

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