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The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Saturday announced that Region 5 has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining. Region 5 includes Union, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,...
Shawnee Community College again is hosting an annual high school writing contest.  Each year, Shawnee College faculty member Dr. Ryan Thornsberry conducts the contest to offer young authors in the region a creative outlet.  The contest consists of three categories of writing which are judged in two...
Public health organizations and state medical programs are banding together to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for employees of the Choate Developmental Center in Anna. A joint press release sent out on Wednesday from the Southern Seven Health Department, Illinois Department of Human Services,...
The Union County Circuit Clerk's Office In Jonesboro will be closed through Friday, Jan. 22. E-filing will still be accepted, but all filing deadlines shall be extended as provided by law. Additionally, the Union County Circuit Court will be partially closed during the same time frame. Juvenile...
The survey will be conducted in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri areas highlighted on the map.
The U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, plans to conduct an airborne survey to study the rock layers under a region of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois starting in mid-January and lasting approximately through the spring of 2021.  Results will provide state-of-the-art, subsurface maps that will...
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, right, D-Peoria, talked with Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, on the morning of the final day of the lame duck session for the Illinois House of Representatives held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Bank of Springfield Center. Welch became the next House speaker. Credit: Justin L. Fowler of The State Journal-Register.
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News IllinoisJnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, will be the next speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives after days of closed-door meetings with fellow Democrats.  Michael Madigan, who had been speaker for all but...
URBANA – There comes a time when every forest landowner gets a knock on their door. Someone wants to buy their timber on a handshake deal. “I get calls from landowners looking for information on the harvesting process and rates,” says Duane Friend, a University of Illinois Extension energy and...
A new year means new beginnings for the Rauchfuss Hill State Recreation Area near Golconda. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said that after being closed for almost a decade, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Rauchfuss Hill State Recreation Area will be...
Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments can leave a legacy for your family for generations to come. Everyone has a unique and individual story to tell.  Start writing yours with a little help from University of Illinois Extension in a free, eight-week online workshop...
People throughout Illinois are urged to be on alert for scams related to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As the general public begins to receive doses of the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office is cautioning people to be alert for...

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