Union County

The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is underway at the Anna City Park in Anna. The fair was scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 26 with a wide range of activities. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Eclipse Day Monday...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
Miss Union County Fair: from left are Madison Lingle, Brooklyn Cast, Grace Pitts, 2016 Miss Union County Fair Clare Bunyan, Jericha Carter and Erin Dillow. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow.
The pageant for Miss Union County Fair will be held on Sunday evening, Aug. 20, in front of the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. The Miss Union County Fair pageant is held annually on the first Sunday night of the fair.   Contestants compete for cash and prizes, including a Union County Fair board sponsored...
The Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro is scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, due to the total solar eclipse. The Union County Board of Commissioners voted Friday morning to close the courthouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The vote came at a special county board meeting which...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 scheduled teacher institutes on Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug...
Anna Fire Department personnel washed down the Henry Dillow Grandstand Monday to prepare for the 2017 Union County Fair in Anna. The fair is set to start this weekend at the Anna City Park, where the grandstand is located. The Anna Fire Department has done this for many years.
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
Due to anticipated large crowds associated with the solar eclipse at Giant City State Park near Makanda, the park’s horse trails will be closed on Aug. 19-21.  Trail of Tears State Forest: The horse trails at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County will remain open and will serve as an...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. During the week of this year’s fair, a total solar eclipse will occur. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the Main Street Players, a ranch rodeo...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its third 5K run/walk on Oct. 21. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. The counseling service works to improve the mental health of children and adults throughout the communities it serves. Proceeds generated by the run/walk...

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