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Stinson Memorial Public Library District is planning to host a free presentation in May featuring country and western swing fiddler “Pappy” Wade Ray. The event is being presented as a part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars program. The presentation, “Play That Hot Fiddle: Old Time Radio,...
The career achievements of Illinois 4-H members were honored at an Illinois 4-H Celebration of Excellence held April 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.  The Illinois 4-H Foundation awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 4-H youth. “Our Celebration of Excellence event honors an amazing group of...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported that young hunters harvested a preliminary total of 1,309 birds during the state’s 2023 youth turkey season. The season was March 25-26 and April 1-2. A total of 5,283 youth turkey permits were issued for 2023, compared to 5,032 in 2022,...
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, on April 13 announced the issuance of $85,956,802 in water infrastructure loans to local governments and water districts for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 (January-March 2023).  A Union County community is benefitting from the program. The...
The Arrowleaf human services organization is planning to host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event Saturday, April 22, at its Union County office. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arrowleaf’s location at 204 South St. in Anna. Drug Take Back Day is a twice yearly event...
“HERstory in the Making” is the inaugural Union County Women in Business conference for all women in the region.   The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Tuscan Sun Pavilion at Blue Sky Vineyard near Makanda in Union County. Organizers said there will be...
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural in Jonesboro. Photo provided.
Looking for Lincoln, in collaboration with the Anna-Jonesboro Looking for Lincoln working group, invites the community to attend the dedication of a new mural. The dedication ceremony for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural in Jonesboro is set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, on the south side of the...
The Cairo Historical Preservation Project Inc., TCHPP, plans to host the second annual Cairo Magnolia Celebration Saturday, May 6.  The fund-raiser once again is scheduled to be held on the grounds of the historic 1869 Magnolia Manor, which is located at 2700 Washington Ave. in Cairo.  Individual...
By Nika Schoonover Capitol News Illinois nschoonover@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 208 into law Monday, March 13, ensuring at least 40 hours of paid leave for Illinois workers.  Effective Jan. 1, 2024, workers will begin to earn paid leave on their...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, April 4, consolidated election in Union County. Polling places are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer announced polling places for the election, by precincts: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street...

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