Union County

The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...
Jacob W. Turner
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Jacob W. Turner, a white male 62 years of age, 5'05", 130 pounds. Turner is wanted for driving while license revoked. Those who have any information on...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public that January is National Stalking Awareness Month; a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme, “Stalking: Know It.  Name It.  Stop It.” challenges the nation to fight the crime by learning...
Permit stickers are available for Anna residents who want to use golf carts for transportation in the Union County community. The Anna City Council recently approved an ordinance allowing for the use of golf carts on municipal streets. Jonesboro has allowed the use of golf carts on city streets for...
A pickup truck made its way through water which covered part of Illinois Route 146 near Ware during heavy rain which fell in mid-August. File photo.
Record flooding on the Mississippi River in early January was the top weather story in the region for 2016. The National Weather Service office at Paducah posted the top 10 weather events of last year on its website. The top 10 weather events for 2016 in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri,...
Whitetails Unlimited, WTU, plans to sponsor a Union County chapter banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Great Boars of Fire Lodge, which is located at 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. between Anna and Cobden. The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. and will feature a barbecue and catfish dinner, an auction and...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...
Whitetails Unlimited, WTU, plans to sponsor a Union County chapter banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Great Boars of Fire Lodge, which is located at 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. between Anna and Cobden. The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. and will feature a barbecue and catfish dinner, an auction and...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...
Sean Copeland
A graduate of a Union County high school has been recognized for special achievements which he has accomplished during a career in the broadcasting field. Sean Copeland has been selected as the 2016-2107 Shawnee’s Best recipient by the Shawnee Community Unit School District No. 84 Board of...

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