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The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Tollway, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, industry partners and frontline construction workers joined forces to commemorate National Work Zone Awareness Week in late April, asking the public to “Drive safe. Work safe...
Summer camps for children are scheduled to return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center in 2021, with an expanded lineup for younger kids. The experiential learning center plans to offer a dozen summer camp opportunities for children ages 4 to 13. After a...
An oak ecosystem restoration project proposed by the Shawnee Resource Conservation and Development Area, SRCD, will receive $1.1 million in funding over the next five years.  The Southern Illinois Oak Ecosystem Restoration project will allow for the targeted implementation of forest conservation...
Southern Seven Health Department hosted mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Thursday, April 29, in Alto Pass and in Cobden. The mobile clinic in Cobden was held at the community park, where the photograph was taken while people were waiting to receive their vaccine. The health department has been offering the mobile clinics in an effort to reach outlying areas in the Southern Illinois counties it serves. The health department serves Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope and Hardin counties. The mo
By Tim KirsininkasCapitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday the state could enter the “bridge” phase to greater reopening as soon as next week, while the state’s vaccination rate continues to drop. Speaking at a news conference at...
Three persons sustained gunshot wounds during an incident early Sunday morning, May 2, in McClure. Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7 shared the following report about the incident: On Sunday, May 2, at approximately 2:48 a.m. Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22...
The Flamm family of Flamm Orchards near Cobden are teaming up with University of Illinois Extension to host the first of four twilight meetings at their farm on Monday, May 17, starting at 6 p.m.   University of Illinois Extension educators Bronwyn Aly, Nathan Johanning and Katie Bell have been...
Local McDonald’s restaurants are celebrating the area’s teachers by offering a free beverage of choice in the drive thru. The promotion began May 3 and continues through May 14. Participating McDonald’s in the Southern Illinois area include those in Anna, Carbondale and Vienna.  National Teacher...
The Union County Alliance of Churches has announced that the location of the 2021 National Day of Prayer service has been changed. The decision was made due to thunderstorms in the forecast for the proposed day. The event scheduled for Thursday, May 6 was originally to be held at the band shell at...
Shawnee Community College continues to find ways to help students get ahead and stay ahead.   With so many setbacks caused by COVID-19, the college is once again choosing to offer intersession courses in May.  This year, before the summer semester, students can sign up for an accelerated...
By Tim KirsininkasCapitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday Illinois will lose a seat in Congress based on the results of the 2020 census. Illinois will move from 18 to 17 seats in the U.S. House, an expected result after some...

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