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This best-selling author, trivia whiz and multi-million-dollar prize winner is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In true Jeopardy! style, the question for that answer is: who is Ken Jennings, the Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time? Jennings is scheduled to present “The Future of...
Anna city officials are working hard to ensure that everyone is counted during the 2020 U.S. Census. City administrator Dori Bigler said the goal is to ensure that everyone in the Union County community is counted in the Census.  The city has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the...
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on Feb. 7 granted medical cannabis dispensing organizations the ability to remain open until 10 p.m. to make medical cannabis sales.  The department provided additional guidance to dispensaries that have both a medical and adult use...
Eastern Star representative Brenda Mayberry, right, delivered a $1,500 donation to Anna School District No. 37 superintendent Dr. Julie Bullard for the district’s benevolence fund. Photo provided.
The Anna chapter of Eastern Star has donated $1,500 to the benevolence fund at Anna School District No. 37. Brenda Mayberry, representing the Eastern Star, presented District 37 superintendent Dr. Julie Bullard with the check on Thursday, Feb. 6.  Mayberry stated that the organization worked hard...
Bill Sieber, a third-year graduate student in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s master of fine arts program, couldn’t have sculpted a better night for the annual “Love at the Glove” Valentine’s Day art show tradition. The student-run art show is back, and the traditional Friday event this...
Local veterans are invited to attend an upcoming program which is scheduled at Shawnee Community College. The event, called Learn and Earn, is set for Tuesday, Feb. 18. The program is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. in the L Atrium on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Learn and Earn will...
Maple syrup really does come from trees and discovering how that happens and tasting fresh maple syrup is the highlight of  Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s annual Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast, which is set for Feb. 22-23 at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center near...
Illinois State Police District 22 has welcomed two new troopers: from left are Tyler Barber and Robert Kraemer. Photo provided.
Illinois State Police District 22 has welcomed two new troopers. The new District 22 troopers are Tyler Barber and Robert Kraemer. District 22 has its headquarters in Ullin. The new troopers joined the ranks of the Illinois State Police on Oct. 28, 2019, after CC 129 graduated from the Illinois...
By Ben OrnerCapitol News Illinoisborner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and two other state attorneys general filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, Jan. 30, to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment officially becomes the 28th Amendment to the U.S....
An exhibit that features the work of 23 area female artists was scheduled to open early this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s University Museum.  The seven-week exhibit is scheduled to be on display through March 21 at the museum, which is located in Faner Hall on the SIUC campus...

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