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Work done by the local office of the Shawnee Development Council was highlighted at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, July 13, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A report on the work which had been done from January...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, reported that the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in June. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 18,100 jobs, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by IDES.  The May job gain was revised down...
Nanoscale knowledge of the relationships between water, friction and mineral chemistry could lead to a better understanding of earthquake dynamics, researchers said in a new study.  Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used microscopic friction measurements to confirm that,...
The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, GSSI, is planning to host its 2018 family history conference in August. The conference is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Ray Hancock Conference Center at John A. Logan College in Carterville. The guest speaker at the conference is scheduled to be...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, continues to work with local, state and federal public health officials to investigate an increase in the number of cyclospora illnesses in counties all across Illinois.   Since mid-May, IDPH has received confirmation of 243 cases of cyclosporiasis,...
The fourth annual Baby’s Best Start Fair is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the University Mall in Carbondale. The event is cosponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare and the Jackson County Health Department and coincides with the kick off of World Breastfeeding Week. ...
A series of casual, short Bicentennial Talks at the PAST House were scheduled to begin last weekend in Union County. The talks are being presented at the PAST Heritage House Museum, which is located at 102 S. Main in Jonesboro.   The Heritage House Museum also is scheduled to be open for touring...
SI Elder Law attorneys plan to present a free seminar focusing on the basics of estate planning and what steps can be taken to protect estates from probate and long-term care medical expenses. The seminar is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Pavilion of the City of Marion. The event is free...
The Here & Now Shop’s 2017 Row by Row “On the Go” pattern was designed by Debra Ward and Sherry Trexler, both from Cobden. It was based on popular historical sites in Union County: apple and peach orchards, the Mississippi River and farm land provided the backdrop for Bald Knob Cross and Kornthal Church.
The Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State.  Today, many stores in the United States, Canada and Europe welcome travelers to their businesses.  Each year Row by Row announces the theme; then, quilt shops design a row/pattern to go into a quilt and register to...
Hummingbird Day is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at the War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Golconda.  Hummingbird Day is sponsored by the Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society. Hummingbird Day will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. The event will provide the...

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