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The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, announces plans for an upcoming road construction project in Union County which will require road closures. The project is planned at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Spanish Bluff Road at new U.S. Route 51, 0.7 of a mile north of Anna. IDOT...
The number of cases of coronavirus/COVID-19 in Union County had climbed to eight as of April 27, the Southern Seven Health Department reported. The health department reported Monday afternoon that it had confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the seven Southern Illinois counties it serves. The new...
Signs posted in front of Anna City Hall are helping to promote participation in the 2020 census.
Every 10 years, since 1790, United States citizens have been asked to complete the census.   They have done so amid wars, national crises, and more, but the census has never been completed during a nationwide pandemic having as much impact as COVID-19.    As a result, some residents are concerned...
The Illinois Housing Development Authority, IHDA, Board of Directors  has awarded $11 million to 25 local governments and non-profit organizations to assist low- and very low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs.  Awarded through a competitive application process under the state’s Single...
By Ben OrnerCapitol News Illinoisborner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers put mental health on center stage Wednesday, April 15, during a virtual town hall in which medical professionals offered advice to Illinoisans struggling with the mental and emotional pressures of the...
River levels were falling during the past week in the region. The National Weather Service at Paducah reported on its website that the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau was cresting, or near crest, last week, and was expected to fall below stage. The Ohio River was continuing to fall and is...
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund.  Combined with the foundation’s annual spring grants of $100,000, a total of $400,000 will be distributed to the most vulnerable children and families in Southern Illinois.  The...
Among the locations in the area offering wi-fi hotspots are Stinson Memorial Library District, Southern Illinois University and Shawnee Community College. A map showing the locations can be found online.
Illinois state agencies have released a wi-fi hotspot map to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes.  Locations in the Union County area which offer the hotspots include Stinson Memorial Library District (the district’s main library is in Anna), Southern Illinois...
The Illinois Department on Aging, IDoA, on Saturday, April 11, announced that it had distributed $7 million across the state to meet the growing demand for meal assistance by older Illinoisans impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency. IDoA distributed the funds, provided through...
Abearham Lincoln is watching over the Little Free Library at Lincoln School in Anna.
A Little Free Library at Lincoln School has been selected as the winner in the Southern Illinois Bear Hunt. The Southern and H2H Reality have picked the winners of the Southern Illinois Bear Hunt contest, and the grand prize was taken by an entry from Anna School District No. 37.  “Teddy Bear Hunts...

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