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As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the region, Southern Seven Health Department encourages all residents to get tested, regardless of symptoms, especially if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The health department noted in a news release that “it is through testing that the health department can effectively track this disease and prevent its spread to our most vulnerable populations."  During September, Southern Seven Health Department held mobile COVID-19 testing  eve
Southern Seven Health Department reported on Friday, Oct. 9, that the coronavirus disease/COVID-19 risk level in Union and Johnson counties had changed from blue to orange on the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, County Level Risk Metrics Map. Southern Seven Health Department also...
With a mission to expand local food options and to continue efforts to remove Asian carp from Illinois waterways, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be offering free Asian carp meals at nine locations across the state this Saturday, Oct. 17. Two of these locations will be at Giant...
Following a decision by the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the deadline for submitting census date has been moved up to Oct. 15. The original deadline was extended to the end of October due to complications posed by the pandemic. Following the ruling, the U.S. Census Bureau...
Southern Seven Health Department is encouraging everyone to get an annual flu shot to reduce the overall burden of respiratory illnesses.  Now more than ever, it’s important to get your flu shot, the health department says. According to the CDC, it is possible to have the flu, as well as other...
A student from Union County is one of 16 newly-admitted University of Illinois Springfield, UIS, freshmen who have been awarded $125,000 combined in scholarships from the University of Illinois System’s President’s Award Program.  The individual scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $10,000 per...
Dr. Sharma Saith
Union County Hospital  in Anna is welcoming Dr. Sharma Saith as an independent member of the medical staff.   Saith is an interventional cardiologist with the River to River Heart Group.   Saith graduated from The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, and completed residencies at Port of...
By Raymon TroncosoCapitol News Illinoisrtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced Thursday, Oct. 1, that $5 million in business recovery grants are available for the state’s livestock industry. Livestock producers and small meat and poultry...
The Union County CEO class met Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Davie School Inn in Anna for this year’s “Meet the Mentors Breakfast.” The mentor program is a vital part of enriching each student’s CEO experience. Mentors are chosen from the local business community and volunteer their time, business...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The state announced Halloween COVID-19 guidance encouraging social distancing while trick-or-treating, and the governor took questions during a virtual news conference Wednesday, Sept. 30. Those passing out candy...
Illinois State Police District 22 reported that two people were taken into custody following an armed robbery in Johnson County last week. State police gave the following account: On Oct. 1, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 Patrol was advised of an armed robbery...

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