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The community is invited to get a firsthand look at the Union County Gardens in Anna. An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the gardens. The gardens are located on the grounds of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center at 1000 N. Main St. in Anna. Signs will...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to offer mobile health services in Union County. The services are being offered through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Services which are available include free blood pressure screenings, colorectal cancer tests (FIT),...
“Expert Day” was the first of three formal business presentation days for the students in the Union County CEO program. Those involved with CEO voice appreciation to all of those who support the Union County CEO program and “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.” Photo provided.
Community members are invited to: “Be ready to be amazed at the annual Union County CEO Trade Show.” The show is set for Wednesday evening, May 4, at the Barn Event Center, which is located at 3805 Lick Creek Rd. near Anna.   At 6:30 p.m., the event will be open to members of the public, who will...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council and the Anna Arts Center will be hosting a presentation Illinois bird species and their relationship to the trees of the region The presentation will focus on the basic needs of birds, like food, shelter and nesting sites, as well as the various ways in which trees...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure patrols during May in Union County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of District 22. Alcohol countermeasure patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing,...
Southern Seven Health Department on Friday, April 29, reported the Illinois Department of Public  Health, IDPH, had announced that positive COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations are slowly increasing in parts of Southern Illinois.   As a result, Southern Seven is encouraging all residents to...
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of bills Wednesday, April 27, aimed at easing the state’s shortage of teachers and other education professionals, even as a new report shows Illinois just added a record number of...
National Travel and Tourism Week is being commemorated this week. Southern Illinois tourism bureaus are joining in the observance, which began May 1 and continues through May 7. National Travel and Tourism Week spotlights the collective strength of the travel industry.  National Travel and Tourism...
Union County Counseling Services’ main buildings are located at 204 South St. in Anna.
Union County Counseling Services Inc. and Arrowleaf on April 28 completed the final legal step needed for the merger of the two agencies. CEO Sherrie L. Crabb said in a news release that she sees the merger as an opportunity to build on the existing strengths of each organization and an opportunity...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to continue to provide mobile health services for residents living in the lower seven counties in Illinois, including Union County, during May.   Through a partnership with Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, Southern Seven has acquired the use...

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