Union County

Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Friday, June 23, that Polly A. Quintana, 51, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 felony.  Quintana will also serve a...
From left are Union County Ambulance Service director Grant Capel, Carrell O’Daniell, Roy Walker and ambulance service assistant director Jaime Watkins. Photo provided.
The Union County Ambulance Service has honored two long-time employees for their service. The two employees have retired. Carrell O’Daniell retired with 24 years of service. Roy Walker retired with 30 years of service.  
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
The Illinois State Police recently released information about a two-car crash that occurred in Union County on I-57 at 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, which resulted in multiple deaths and left another with critical injuries. Passengers Michael A. Villalobos, 26, of Texas, Taylor D. Garza, 24, of...
“No Strings Attached” is the theme for a special upcoming event at a Union County church. The non-profit event is planned Sunday, June 25, at the First Christian Church in Anna and is designed to help meet the needs of the community.  Free services and giveaways are planned at the church, which is...
From left are new Union County 911 coordinator Crystal Gurley; Steve Hartline, who is chairman of the Union County 911 board; and Jana Fear, who has retired as the system’s coordinator.
A celebration was held Tuesday, May 23, to say "job well done" to the coordinator of the Union County 911 emergency communications system. The celebration also gave those in attendance an opportunity to welcome the system’s new coordinator. The gathering was held in the community room at the Union...
An audit presentation was the focus of lengthy discussion at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held Friday morning, May 26, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The presentation was given by Kim Meyer of Hudgens & Meyer LLC...
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....

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