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The 18th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival is planned in June. The festival’s schedule includes performances in Union County. This year’s festival, scheduled June 6-26, is set to feature a blend of professional singers and instrumentalists, along with Southern Illinois University Carbondale...
A Junefest celebration is planned Saturday, June 4, in Jonesboro. Activities will be held on the parking lot next to the post office in Jonesboro. Junefest is held to support the Jonesboro Public Library. The event is one of the main fund-raisers for the library. A yard sale and book sale are...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is conducting a raffle for a $300 gift card to Union County Market in Jonesboro. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20. Tickets can be obtained at the post, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The drawing is set for Saturday...
A guided hike in Spanish and English, a grass identification program and the story of an African American Civil War nurse will be featured at upcoming programs scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Registration can be...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, May 27, reported 36,843 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 45 deaths since May 20. According to the CDC, as of May 27, 15 Illinois counties were rated at high community level for COVID-...
The Illinois State Police have announced the donation of more than 3,000 pieces of protective equipment, including body armor, ballistic face shields, and ballistic helmets to help the Ukrainian citizens enduring the Russian invasion.  By U.S. standards, the equipment can no longer be used by the...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host an Annabelle Festival art competition and exhibit. The theme for the competition and exhibit is birds, flowers and trees. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 29. The exhibit is scheduled...
Persons who want to represent themselves in court, or those who have a legal matter to discuss, will have the opportunity for a 20-minute, private, in-person consultation with attorney Gene Turk through the Lawyer in the Library program offered at the Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna. A...
The county’s animal control program was addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, May 13, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. “Wags and Wine” During the meeting, it was noted that a “Wags and Wine” evening is...
The community is invited to get a firsthand look at the Union County Gardens in Anna. An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the gardens. The gardens are located on the grounds of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center at 1000 N. Main St. in Anna. Signs will...

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