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A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, UWI, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse continues to starve the nonprofit sector and cause harm to vulnerable citizens across the state. Results of the survey were announced June 22. As of that date, the State of Illinois still did not have a...
Jonathan Adams
Fort Massac Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the America Revolution, NSDAR, has presented the Good Citizen Award to Jonathan Adams, a senior at Joppa High School; Jay Trenton Benard, a senior at Massac County High School; and Nijabia Elizabeth Thomas, a senior at Meridian High...
Concerns about housing facilities for sex offenders were addressed by a local business person at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held last week. The meeting was Tuesday evening, June 21, at Anna City Hall. The concerns about sex offenders were raised by Steve Landreth, who has...
Team San Diego of the 4K for Cancer organization. Photo provided.
On Tuesday, June 21, Team San Diego of the 4K for Cancer organization pulled into Harvest Church in Anna for the day. Team San Diego is a group of 22 college-aged bicyclists riding from Baltimore, Md., to San Diego, Calif.  They each have been touched by cancer and the experience has inspired them...
The Union County Board of Commissioners acted last week to support a food program which benefits local senior citizens. The action came at a regular meeting of the county board which was held Friday morning, June 24. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, acting as special prosecutor in Alexander County, reported June 24 that Brian K. Tucker, 50, of Cairo, has been sentenced in Alexander County Circuit Court to 66 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Tucker was sentenced on one count of...
Summer has arrived, and that means the Union County Fair is coming, too. County fair activities are scheduled from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The county fair schedule opens on Friday, Aug. 19, with open show registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...
CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago: Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them. Always have an adult...
The story is a familiar one for the Union County Highway Department. Uncertainty surrounding the State of Illinois' budget and its impact on the highway department were discussed at last Friday morning's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning,...
Student registration dates are posted on a sign in front of the Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna.
Administrators at each of Union County's seven public school districts have indicated that they are planning to open as scheduled in August for the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. As of early this week, a great deal of uncertainty surrounded the start of the new school year due to the lack of...

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