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A portrait of Abraham Lincoln is on display at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro, where a “Vote Here” sign was seen on the night of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Nearly 70 percent of Union County’s eligible registered voters went to the polls on Election Day 2020, which was Tuesday, Nov. 3. The 2020 election took place amid the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer said he was pleased with how smoothly the election...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday, Nov. 4, for Gov. JB Pritzker’s marquee policy proposal which was projected to bring in more than $3 billion annually to state...
An Illinois State Police, ISP, Division of Internal Investigation, DII, investigation has led to the arrest of an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services, IDHS, Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. The state police said in a news release that  Teresa Smith, 57, of...
Southern Seven Health Department reported a cumulative total of 2,176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its service area as of Monday, Nov. 9. The health department serves Union, Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Pulaski counties. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday confirmed a total...
Southern Seven Health Department shares that according to the American Cancer Society, ACS, roughly 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes – and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world.  Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every...
The Illinois Department of Agriculture, IDOA, has received more than $591,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s, USDA, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.  Producer groups, trade associations, nonprofits and colleges and universities were eligible to apply for grant funds through the...
Shawnee Development Council Inc. began taking appointments and applications on July 27 to apply for the winter heating assistance or PIPP through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP.   The program plans to continue taking applications based on a first-come, first-served basis...
The 18th annual Christmas Shop at 117 S. Appleknocker in downtown Cobden is scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 7. The Christmas Shop is the primary fund-raiser for the Union County Museum and the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. The society operates the museum in downtown Cobden. The...
Registration is underway for the upcoming spring semester at Shawnee Community College. The college says that its faculty and staff are working hard to ensure that it provides an environment that will offer engaging classes and a safe learning environment.    Prospective students who may be new to...
The River-to-River Trail Society this fall again plans to offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  The society’s fifth hike of the season is planned Saturday, Nov. 7, at Garden of the Gods Wilderness, in Saline County.  In order to comply with...

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