State budget

Anna hosted a visit by two of Illinois’ newest state senators on Monday, Jan. 30.  Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, toured the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, where they spoke with residents, caregivers and administrators. Schimpf represents the 58th...
Recent social media posts have led to concerns about the future of Bethany Village, a women’s shelterin Anna which offers a place for women and children to stay during their time of need. Some posts suggested the shelter was on the verge of completely shutting down. Bethany Village’s executive...
The start of the 2016 Union County Fair is less than a month away. The fair is scheduled to run from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The city park is the home of the fair. Last week, the Anna City Council approved a new, 20-year lease with the fair regarding...
A stopgap Illinois budget was approved June 30. The Illinois News Network reported that the budget funds K-12 education for the entire year and road construction projects, some human services and government operations through the November election. Southern Illinois state legislators shared their...
As the clock struck midnight to close out the month of May on Tuesday night, the Illinois General Assembly closed session still without a budget for the state. On the morning of Wednesday, June 1, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was making the rounds through multiple southern Illinois communities....


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