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The Union County Museum and the Museum’s Shop have reopened after being temporarily closed. The museum and shop are located in downtown Cobden.  Regular hours are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; and on Friday afternoons by chance.  Due to recent events, visitors will be...
An event billed as a Trump Convoy in Union County is planned on Flag Day, which is Sunday, June 14. An email which announced plans for the event said that those who plan to participate will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rent One parking lot in Anna. Social distancing will be practiced when...
A book drop behind Stinson Memorial Library was scheduled to be open for patrons beginning on June 8.
Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna is planning to begin curbside pick-up for patrons. The library has been closed due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. While Stinson Memorial Public Library remains closed, community members will be able to pick up their holds in a safe and easy way by...
During the coronavirus pandemic, when families are secluded at home, calls to report suspected child abuse and neglect have decreased significantly across the country, and by 57 percent in Illinois compared to the same time last year. To ensure that children know that it is never okay for anyone to...
The City  of Anna has received a federal community policing grant. The U.S. Department of Justice on June 2 announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, COPS, COPS Hiring Program, CHP.   Funding awards to 596 law enforcement...
Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, June 10, reported two new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the counties it serves. The persons who died were a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s. Both were from Union County. As of June 10, there had been a total of 15 deaths in the counties...
Plans are moving forward to have the 2020 Union County Fair in Anna. Uncertainty has been surrounding many events in Illinois during the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Union County Fair board president Mike Yates said last week that the fair is scheduled to take place Aug. 21-30 at the city...
As the State of Illinois moves into Phase 3 of the coronavirus Restore Illinois plan, University of Illinois Extension continues to provide research-based educational programs for families, farmers and businesses in formats that support public health and safety priorities.  On June 1, Illinois...
Eligible donors in the Union County area are invited to help ease a shortage in the nation’s blood supply. On May 28, the following statement was issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: Since the beginning of the COVID-19...
Union County Hospital in Anna has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation and Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that...

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