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The return of an annual children’s fishing derby has been announced by the Shawnee National Forest/U.S. Forest Service. The fishing derby is planned May 18 at the Oakwood Bottoms Interpretive Site near Grand Tower. This is a free event which is open to children ages 5 to 15. Organizers note that...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, and the Illinois State Water Survey, ISWS, are reminding private well-owners to properly maintain their wells and recommend that they test their wells for potential contaminants.  Most private wells which are properly constructed and maintained...
Each month at local public libraries in the First Judicial Circuit in Southern Illinois, volunteer attorneys are working to help self-represented litigants through the Lawyer in the Library program.  With eight locations across the Southern Illinois region, free legal advice is available nearby....
By Cole Longcor Capitol News Illinois clongcor@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Six fallen police officers were honored at an annual memorial service outside the State Capitol Thursday, May 2. The Illinois Police Officers Memorial occurs annually on the first Thursday of May to honor...
Earlier this year, WIBH Radio in Anna launched its third Warm Soles, New Hope Campaign to benefit children in Southern Illinois. Now, a deadline is approaching to make a donation to help support the campaign. For more than a decade, WIBH Radio in Anna has raised awareness of child abuse and neglect...
A flood warning is in effect for the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and Thebes. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported that recent heavy rainfall caused the river to rise above flood stage last week. The weather service reported May 1 that the flood warning would remain in...
Jonesboro Public Library is planning to host special events during May. Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule: Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bubbles and Books. The program is geared towards toddlers. An interactive story hour with bubble play is planned. Wednesday, May 8, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m....
People were talking about the birds and the bees and the total solar eclipse. But they may have been missing the peripheral effects of the April 8 total solar eclipse on animals, especially those in the path of totality. “The side consequences are more impactful on animals than the actual eclipse...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, April 26, reported that with the respiratory virus season continuing to wind down, the state’s overall respiratory virus level was minimal. IDPH also reported that all of the counties in the state were at a low level for COVID-19...
Progress continues on the construction of a new Union County animal control facility. The new facility is located along Kaolin Road, between Anna and Cobden.
Resolutions for approval for local matching funds for two major infrastructure projects were on the agenda at last Friday morning’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. An update on another project also was shared. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro....

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