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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on Feb. 3 announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales in January totaled $39,247,840.83.  Dispensaries across the state sold 972,045 items over the 31-day period. Union County is home to one of the dispensaries, which is in Anna...
A winter book sale is planned Feb. 7-9 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of Stinson Library. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna. A Friends appreciation sale is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7. Memberships, which are $5, will be...
The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau plans to celebrate a Family Day on Feb. 8 with “LEGO Building.” The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers an afternoon of LEGO themed games and events. ...
The theme for the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s 2020 theater season is “Year of the Women.” Performances will be presented at the council’s Anna Arts Center. “Year of the Women” celebrates when women in the United States earned the right to vote. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S....
Rossetti Productions and Questar Entertainment have announced plans to produce the second season of their series, “The Dream Motel,” in, and around the Southern Illinois area, beginning in April of 2020. In a press release from Rossetti Productions, “The Dream Motel” is described as “a series about...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council plans to sponsor a Civil War Weekend Feb. 7-9 at the Anna Arts Center. The arts center is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. A variety of activities are planned during the weekend. A Blue and Gray Dinner is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The guest speaker is...
The Underground Railroad and the Snake Road are scheduled to be the topics of programs which are planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Further information about the upcoming free  programs is available by calling 618-457-4836.  “Snake Road: A Southern Illinois Treasure” “Snake Road: A...
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children recently was honored with a $15,000 donation from the George A. Bates Memorial Foundation. Dr. Michael Murray, a trustee for the foundation, presented the check to the founders of the Poshard Foundation, Glenn and Jo Poshard. The Bates Foundation, located...
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is warning of a survey scam impersonating involvement from a department official. Targets receive a text that appears to be from Capital One that says they must complete a banking survey to receive a $50 reward.  Upon closing the...
The Illinois Housing Development Authority, IHDA, Board of Directors  has approved $42,251,973 in funding to create or restore 172 units of permanent supportive housing in nine communities throughout the state. The funds were awarded under Round VI of IHDA’s Permanent Supportive Housing, PSH,...

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