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Twice each year, Forest Service Road No. 345 near Wolf Lake in Union County is closed. The Shawnee National Forest Road, also known as Snake Road, is closed to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during a critical time of migration. The U.S. Forest Service had...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced that it will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic exclusively providing the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccination on Tuesday, March 16, at Shawnee Community College in Ullin. The vaccines will be provided by appointment only to Illinois residents and...
Working from home. Distance learning. Virtual doctor’s appointments.  Access to a reliable computer has become more important than ever.  Local nonprofits have teamed up to make sure more people in Southern Illinois communities have the technology they need. The nonprofit PCs for People was founded...
Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, March 3, announced that the Illinois National Guard had arrived in the region to assist with mass COVID-19 vaccination centers beginning. National Guard teams planned to start last week in assisting Southern Seven Health Department by providing support...
As many area residents continue to face financial hardships due to the severe economic impact of Covid-19, Shawnee Community College leadership has determined to keep education and training attainable during this time of economic downturn.  The college board met on Monday evening, March 1, and...
Shawnee Community College is partnering with the Illinois National Guard and the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide a hosting site for COVID-19 vaccinations in the region. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College has partnered with the Illinois National Guard and the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide a hosting site for continued COVID-19 vaccinations in the region.  The college is providing space for the National Guard, which has been deployed by Gov. JB Pritzker’s...
The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans’ and Caregivers’ COVID-19 Immunizations Now Expanded Act of 2021, or the VA VACCINE Act, has been introduced in Congress. The measure was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who is the lead Republican on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Bost...
Production of the second season of “The Dream Motel” is scheduled to begin March 8 in Southern Illinois.
Rossetti Productions and Questar Entertainmen announce that the second season of their hit series, “The Dream Motel,” is scheduled to begin production on March 8 in Southern Illinois.  Principal photography is scheduled to take place in Marion, Eldorado and Makanda. Season one of “The Dream Motel”...
Shawnee Community College Career Services is planning to host the college’s annual job fair virtually this year. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 17.  “COVID-19 has made the past year difficult for the community we serve. Shawnee College wanted to make sure we did our part to...
The Poshard Foundation has continued its philanthropic efforts to help the children of Southern Illinois with the awarding of more than $100,000 in grants to 42 food pantries across the region.   The awarding of the grants comes in response to increased hardships and growing levels of food...

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