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A new pilot program has been unveiled that is designed to give students at rural high schools in Illinois access to online Advanced Placement, AP, classes to better prepare them for college. The program was unveiled by Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. A new initiative of the Governor’s Rural Affairs...
Three persons sustained fatal injuries in a multi-vehicle traffic accident which occurred early Thursday morning, Jan. 11, in Massac County. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that two of the victims were children. Three other persons were injured in the accident. State police...
One person sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident which occurred Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, in Pulaski County. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the accident happened at 4:21 p.m. Saturday on Normandy Road. State police identified the victim as Larry E. Nicholson,...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at the podium, addressed those at a press conference which was held Wednesday morning, Jan. 10. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Also in the picture are Cathy McClanahan, the executive director of The Women’s Center; Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter, Cobden Police Chief B.J. Hale and Anna Police Assistant Chief Bryan Watkins.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Local officials are working to make the public more aware of a crime that affects 3.4 million victims each year. As part of the effort to help make the community more aware of stalking, a press conference was held Wednesday morning, Jan. 10 at the Union...
Motorists had a snowy commute on Monday morning in the Union County area. Snow which was falling early in the morning covered area streets, roads and highways. The accompanying picture was taken shortly after 8 a.m. Monday at the intersection of South Main and Davie streets in downtown Anna.
On Thursday, Jan. 11, the high temperatures was 64 degrees in Union County. Less than 24 hours later, the county was under a covering of sleet and snow and the high temperature had dropped into the 20s. Another round of wintry weather arrived Sunday evening and Monday morning. The area received 3...
A “Get Connected” job and resource fair was held Jan. 11 at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center in Cairo. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the state’s participation in the fair in December. The fair was put together to assist those who are being displaced from a federal housing project in Cairo.  The U.S....
The depot in Tamms has been named as an Architectural Wonder by a Southern Illinois firm. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The 2017 list of the Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois includes: The...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, says that 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the United States, as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation.  Recovery from the ravages...
The Village of Cobden, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, IMUA, is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.   Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said the start of a new year is bringing promising beginnings for development of a river port in Alexander County.  Fowler said he also began 2018 by preparing for the start of scheduled spring session, coordinating with local mayors throughout the 59th...

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