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Editor’s note: The following article and the accompanying photographs are shared by the Union County CEO program. Photographs of Lauren Lyerla and Jaley Watkins were not available. *** As long time Union County CEO supporters will remember, CEO is not just a program to teach students about business...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Secretary of State Police will be conducting parking stings at shopping malls statewide throughout the holiday season and ticketing individuals who illegally park in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Secretary of State Police...
A historical marker on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Springfield was dedicated Nov. 30 to commemorate President Barack Obama’s 2007 and 2008 presidential campaign announcements from the building’s lawn. Representatives from the Obama Foundation, the Old State Capitol Foundation, Gov. JB...
By Kay ShipmanFarmWeek Illinois will use $14.4 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to buy locally produced food and distribute it to those in need, according to state officials.  The two-year program will involve direct purchases from eligible farmers and multiple aggregation sites...
At least 300 waterbirds, primarily snow geese, have died of suspected avian influenza at public hunting areas throughout Southern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, confirmed on Nov. 29. Deceased wild birds were found at Baldwin Lake, Pyramid State Recreation Area, Rend...
Local first-person heritage interpreter and storyteller Marlene Rivero will reenact the life of Harriet Tubman in a program which is planned Saturday, Dec. 3, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The program is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tubman was a civil rights activist and abolitionist....
Union Street Arts in Marion is planning to host a holiday art show and sale Sunday, Dec. 4, with art work from Union County artist Tabitha Tripp’s studio. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Union Street Arts is located at 118 E. Union St. in Marion. The one-day art show and sale is free...
A monthly fish fry, Taco Tuesdays and other special events are planned during December at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Fish Fry A monthly fish fry will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.  The...
The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society plans to give to all customers who purchase $20 or more on Saturday, Dec. 3, during Christmas in the Village, four original volumes from the Trovillion Private Press in Herrin. Among the set is “Christmas at Thatchcot," which was published in 1947....
From left are Union County commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller and Kent Pitts. Commissioner Darryl Harvell was not present. The photograph was taken at a special meeting of the county board of commissioners which was held Monday morning.
Approval of a Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget was on the agenda at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held Monday morning. The meeting also was highlighted by one of the board member’s last official act as a county commissioner. Monday morning’s meeting was held at...

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