Union County

Contestants are being sought for the 2017 Union County Fair Queen, Little Miss and Junior Miss Fair Queen pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the fair, which will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. Union County Fair Queen Pageant Pageant organizers said that contestants for...
While it is often assumed that vendor expenses will always go up over time, the Union County Board of Commissioners and chief information officer Rollie Hawk say they remain dedicated to keeping costs down for taxpayers.   In a pair of recently signed agreements, Union County has secured...
10U: Dozers, first place.
The 2017 Southern Illinois Baseball and Softball Association season is wrapping up. The accompanying pictures feature some of the highlights from the season. Photos provided.
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
Photo by Geof Skinner.
A traditional Independence Day fireworks display was presented Tuesday night, July 4, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The display was presented by Brad Dawson of Anna. The presentation was coordinated through the Anna Fire Department.
Updates on uncertain financial situations facing the county’s 911 emergency communications system and highway department were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Union...
Camp participants, session 1, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2017 Sports Speed Development Camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 12-15. Ninety-four campers registered for the four-day event with an average attendance of 90 athletes. The campers’ ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on June 26 filed a lawsuit against five prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies.   Edmonds said in a news release that the lawsuit is brought on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois, the People of Union County and Union...
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for assistance in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.  Townley is a white female, 27 years of age, 5'7", 160 pounds with brown/red hair and blue eyes. She is wanted on...
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,...


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