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Union County Hospital in Anna is welcoming Dr. Rita Mukerji as an independent member of the medical staff.  Mukerji is an interventional cardiologist with River to River Heart Group.   Mukerji graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She completed a residency at the Indiana...
Bridges and buildings throughout the state will be turning orange this week to honor those who have died in work zones and to raise awareness as the Illinois Department of Transportation signals the start of another construction season.  To coincide with the national campaign held each spring, Gov...
In honor of National Police Appreciation Week, May 9-15, State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is asking residents throughout the 58th Senate District to help send a hearty thank you to law enforcement officers for the work they do to keep communities safe. “Law enforcement have chosen a...
The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 6.   The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches.    The event will be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park. The service/program is...
Secretary of State Jesse White is warning Illinois residents to be on alert for a pair of scams which are seeking to defraud people. “I have zero tolerance for fraudsters who prey on people in desperate times,” White said in a news release. “My office is working with the Illinois attorney general’s...
Southern Seven Head Start reports that it has temporarily closed its Jonesboro Head Start Early Learning Center following one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the building. The center closed for remote learning beginning April 28. At this time, classes are scheduled to remain closed through the rest...
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, DCEO, has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, for Housing Rehabilitation.   Through the program, DCEO will award $6.8 million in assistance for communities to invest in over 135 housing...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to launch a new mobile COVID-19 vaccine tour in the region it serves. The health department serves Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois. The pop-up vaccination events are aimed to reach some of the...
As the nation continues to battle COVID-19, Southern Seven Health Department is reflecting on the past year and the pandemic’s impact on the more than 60,000 residents who live in the lower seven counties of Illinois. In honor of all lives affected by the pandemic, Southern Seven Health Department...
The family of an apparent homicide victim and the Illinois State Police are seeking information regarding a homicide investigation. Illinois State Police District 22 posted the following information about the investigation on social media: On September 11th, 2019, Illinois State Police, Zone 7...

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