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All water-borne facilities at Red Lake managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including restrooms and shower houses, are now open, according to a Corps of Engineers press release. Water for the area is now being received from the Rend Lake Conservancy District Water Plant. However, officials...
The list of top Illinois historic sites chosen by voters in the Illinois Top 200 project covers more than 1,000 years of history, from Cahokia Mounds to Abraham Lincoln’s home to Route 66. The list also honors the state’s French heritage, industrial might and national leaders. Geographically, the...
Three companies with deep agricultural roots were named the top businesses in Illinois history as part of the Illinois Top 200 project. Archer Daniels Midland Co., which helps feed the world by turning crops into food ingredients, came out No. 1 in the online voting.  It was followed by Deere...
University of Illinois Extension is planning to host the first of four twilight meetings at its newly rejuvenated horticulture research and demonstration area at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Monday, May 21, starting at 6 p.m.   The University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center...
The Knights Templar of Southern Illinois plan to host their 11th annual worship service at the foot of the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. The service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, and is open to the public. The service is held to observe the ascension of Jesus Christ...
David Gould took the oath of office as a new Union County commissioner Friday morning. The oath was administered by Union County Presiding Circuit Judge Mark Boie. From left are county commissioner Danny Hartline; county commissioner Max Miller, who is vice chairman of the board; new county commissioner David Gould; Judge Boie; county commissioner Bobby Toler Jr., who is chairman of the board; and county commissioner Dale Foster.
A new Union County commissioner has been appointed and taken the oath of office. David Gould took the oath of office as a new Union County commissioner last Friday morning. The ceremony was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The oath of office was administered by Union County...
A guided hike is planned Saturday morning, May 19, at Cave Creek Glade in Southern Illinois. The hike is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Cave Creek Glade is located in the Cache River State Natural Area, which is along U.S. Highway 45, about 4 miles south of Vienna. Those who want to go on the hike...
After a five-year hiatus, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s popular youth Fish U camp is back for summer 2018. The week-long camp, scheduled Aug. 6-10, is for young people ages 12-18. It was previously held in 2011 and 2013 and drew many participants. SIU faculty, staff and graduate...
The Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission is planning to host an open house Saturday, May 19, at its water treatment facility. The open house is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The facility is located at 495 Water Plant Rd., which is west of Jonesboro, off of Illinois Route 146. The commission has...
The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program plans to offer online summer training. The new training was developed for individuals who are interested in the Master Gardener program but are unable to participate in daytime classes.  The online program is a self-paced training that is...

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