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For many teens, deciding where they want to attend college and what they may want to study is challenging. Some may even be the first in their family to attend college. Illinois 4-H works to make college and career exploration easier for teens in the state by hosting a five-day conference with...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced that point-of-sale license and permit systems and online license, permit, campground reservation and registration services would be offline starting Feb. 23 and continuing through Feb. 28.  The action was necessary as part of the...
The 34th running of the River to River Relay has been postponed for the second year in row due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. An announcement about the popular event was made recently on social media by the relay’s race director. The River to River Relay traditionally is run during...
Robin Ridgley is the newest member of the University of Illinois Extension family life team. She is serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph, and Williamson counties in Southern Illinois. “We’re excited to welcome Robin to the Illinois Extension team. As a family life educator, her work will...
Former House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at an Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association brunch in 2019. He announced Thursday, Feb. 18, that he will step down as a member of the House of Representatives. Capitol News Illinois file photo by Jerry Nowicki.
By Sarah MansurCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, 78, announced Thursday, Feb. 18, he will step down from the state House of Representatives after 50 years in office. “I leave office at peace with my decision and proud of the...
Justice David K. Overstreet and the Illinois Supreme Court recently announced the appointment of Timothy D. Denny as a Resident Circuit Judge for Union County in the First Judicial Circuit. Denny is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Mark M. Boie to the Fifth...
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are required to draw new legislative and congressional district maps this year, but that process may be thrown into chaos because of delays in producing the census numbers needed to draw equal...
By Grace BarbicCapitol News Illinois gbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The statewide seven-day rolling COVID-19 positivity rate dropped Friday to a low not seen since the summer, as the state reached a record 95,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered the day before. The...
The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, SISO, plans to continue its season with a pair of performances later this month.  The performancees will feature romantic works for wind ensembles written by composers Antonin Dvořák and Richard Strauss. Performances are scheduled Feb. 22 at the Marion...
After an outpouring of public support for his ongoing Valentines for Seniors project, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, planned to begin distribution of Valentine’s Day cards to assisted-living facilities and nursing homes across the 59th District. Part of Union County is in the district. “...

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