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An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Wednesday, April 28, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The blood drive is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment to be a donor, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host a Paint the Town event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Paint the Town will take place at the arts center, which is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive all the supplies...
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan group of lawmakers are backing legislation that seeks to modernize the way the Illinois State Police, ISP, processes and issues Firearm Owners Identification cards and Concealed Carry Licenses, a change...
The Illinois attorney general’s office collected just over $904 million in revenue on behalf of the state through litigation and collection efforts in 2020.  The revenue collected for the state by the attorney general’s office shows that for every dollar of taxpayer funding the office received, it...
Parents with children under age 5 years of age who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability can often find it difficult to get the services their child needs prior to kindergarten.  During April and May, Southern Seven Head Start and area pre-kindergarten programs are planning to...
In honor of all lives affected by the pandemic, the Southern Seven Health Department is coordinating a region-wide COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremony on May 4 at 2 p.m. May 4 marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death reported by the Southern Seven Health Department. The individual...
PCs for People and local Girl Scouts helped to distribute computers Thursday afternoon, April 8, at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.
Local nonprofits have teamed up to make sure more people in Southern Illinois communities have the computer technology they need. The nonprofit PCs for People was founded in 1998 to help get low-cost computers into more homes. The agency set up regional headquarters in Belleville recently and is...
Discussion about a new budget highlighted a special meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Wednesday afternoon, April 7. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. Action at last week’s meeting included the passing of Resolution 2021-12, giving tentative approval to the city’s Fiscal Year 2021-...
Union County had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, April 12.  The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Union County since the start of the pandemic totalled 2,181 as of April 12, Southern Seven Health Department reported. Total COVID-19 statistics for Union County since the start of...
Local area McDonald’s restaurants plan to hire approximately 1,000 new employees in surrounding communities over the next few weeks to staff up for summer. According to a news release, area McDonald’s locations which are looking to hire new employees include those in: Anna, Carbondale, Marion,...

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