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Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow could impact travel in the Union County area Thursday night and Friday. Bitter cold temperatures also are expected to return to the region over the upcoming weekend. Icy conditions could make driving treacherous. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT,...
Kornthal Church in Union County has been named as an “Architectural Wonder” by a Southern Illinois firm.
A landmark Union County church has earned special recognition. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The list for 2017 includes the historic Kornthal Church in Union County. Kornthal Church is located south of...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at center, portrayed Illinois territorial Gov. Ninian Edwards at last Saturday afternoon’s bicentennial celebration. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Union County’s 200th birthday was celebrated last Saturday afternoon. A kick off celebration to commemorate the county’s bicentennial was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An estimated 70 to 80 people gathered in the courthouse lobby on a cold and sunny January afternoon. Those in...
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie is with William Hall of Tamms. Hall has received the Village of Tamms’ volunteer of the year award. The legislator shared in a news release that Hall was recognized for “his tireless efforts and hard work in the construction of the new Tamms Village Hall building.” Photo provided.
Prior to returning to Springfield for the upcoming spring legislative session, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, plans to host satellite office hours in Metropolis and Tamms. Office hours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Metropolis City Hall. City hall is...
Illinois’ stronger hate crimes law went into effect on Jan. 1. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan initiated the measure, which passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support, as a way to better protect the state’s residents from hate crimes. The legislation, House Bill 3711 (Public Act 100...
Illinois State Police District 22 conducted alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols during December in Alexander County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, has announced statistics that were compiled from the patrols. Alvey noted in a news release that the patrols allowed...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public that January is National Stalking Awareness Month – a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year.   A public education and awareness event is planned in the community room at the Union County Courthouse in...
The Alexander-Cairo Port District plans to hit the ground running in 2018 on its proposed port development, thanks in part, district officials said, to a $100,000 contribution from the Rauner Family Foundation. Larry Klein, chairman of the port district, thanked the Rauner Foundation “for their...
It is after Christmas and you need to take the tree out of the house.  What can you do with it now? How about helping out some fish with a new home for the holidays. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is asking for Christmas trees to improve fish habitat.      Donated trees will be...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported on Dec. 28 that four persons had been sentenced to serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections on various charges. Edward L. Whitford, 44, of Anna, has been sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after...

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