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This aerial image of a Clear Creek levee segment was taken during the 2019 spring flood event. Photo provided.
Editor’s note: the following article and the accompanying photograph were shared by those working on the Big Five Levee System project. Imagine your typical day of getting ready to head to work, driving along the beautiful River Road next to the Mighty Mississippi River. It’s a bit cloudy, but rain...
Illinois American Water has issued a boil water order for its Cairo District service area. The extreme cold temperatures have resulted in several water main breaks across the Cairo water distribution system. Water pressure has been impacted, resulting in a boil water order. Customers should bring...
Southern Seven Health Department reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has released findings which show significant decreases in testing of blood lead levels in young children the during COVID-19 pandemic. Lead is a toxic metal that through exposure can result in severe...
The recent announcement that Honeywell’s Metropolis Works facility is in the process of reopening is the kind of good news that State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, says will help boost the economy and create much-needed job opportunities in Southern Illinois. “I know that when the facility...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp reported on Feb. 2 that Robert Louis Craft, 33, of Anna, has been charged by information with four counts of child pornography, with one count being a Class X felony and three counts being Class 2 felonies.   The state’s attorney said that Craft is...
Union County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2016 and mobile homes that were delinquent for 2017 and prior real estate taxes. The county, as trustee, now will offer for sale the real estate and mobile homes obtained to the...
The Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, says that taxpayers may be in line for a larger refund this year because of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC, and its Illinois counterpart, the Illinois Earned Income Credit, EIC.  But to get it, individuals must file a tax return and claim it,...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services, RSS, is offering a new series of workout videos which are available for free online viewing, complete with warm-ups and cool-downs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country and the region, RSS also continues...
Families across Illinois have more food on their table, and youth are leading the way.   4-H is investing in the next generation of food access leaders with a first round of Food Advocacy Grants aimed at helping youth become food advocates right in their own communities. The grants provide...
Civil War Weekend activities are planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center and Heritage House in Jonesboro. The upcoming events are being sponsored by the Shawnee Hills Arts Council, the PAST organization of Union County and the Looking...

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