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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses/ID cards and license plate stickers have been extended an additional month – from Oct. 1, 2020, to Nov. 1, 2020.  The new Nov. 1 extension also includes those who have July, August and September...
Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer is sharing the latest update about voting in the 2020 general election, which is scheduled in November. “We will be mailing out applications to all the voters who voted in one, two or all three of these past elections: the 2018 general election, 2019...
Melanie Smith, right, is the Union County CEO program’s new facilitator. Kathy Bryan, left, has served as the program’s facilitator for the past three years. Photo provided.
Transformation is a word that is routinely associated with CEO programs nationwide.  It is seen in every student, but also often in those adults who are involved in the program and experience it with the students. Kathy Bryan, owner of Kiki’s Coffeeshop in Anna, has been the facilitator for three...
The Shawnee Criminal Justice Program will be hosting an online workshop focusing on the future of police procedure and police officer training. The program, titled Policing in the 21st Century, will take place over Zoom video conferencing technology on Monday, July 27. Leading the discussion will...
The Anna Arts Center has announced that it is reopening. The arts center, which has been closed for some time due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, has scheduled its first event in August. Other events also are planned during August and September. Chamber Music Concert The first event is a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School  District No. 81 Board of Education has approved a plan for students to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year.  The plan was approved during a regular monthly meeting of the District 81 Board of Education which was held Monday night, July 21. The...
Shawnee Community College is preparing to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.  The college notes that the beginning of the semester will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the coronavirus/COVID-19...
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an extended closure of the U.S. Route 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge starting sometime during the week of Aug. 3-9. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 reported on social media that the bridge is expected to be closed for approximately...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County had climbed to 242 as of early this week. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 20, confirmed 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. That compared to seven new cases which were recorded on Friday, July 17. A...
The Cobden School District has announced information regarding the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The following reopening update was posted on social media: Dear Families,  Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue responding to the impact of COVID-19, both as a nation and...

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