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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,...
As warmer weather returns and our nation’s agricultural communities gear up for summer events, the leaders of the agricultural departments in six Midwestern states have released a video message encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when they are eligible. Echoing a similar message...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has issued a reminder urging the public to visit his office’s website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com to conduct transactions online when possible instead of visiting a driver services facility.  Over the last nine months, more than 3.8 million transactions...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has unveiled a new ad campaign featuring Chicago White Sox All-Star relief pitcher and longtime radio voice of the team Ed “Farmio” Farmer, who died last year.  The campaign marked the beginning of National Donate Life Month in April. In the public service...
Illinois hunters support the health of ecosystems, conservation efforts and local economies.  Successful hunts also provide lean, local protein for families and communities. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with Illinois Learn to Hunt, plans to share basic field dressing, post-hunt...
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, DCEO, on Monday, April 5, announced the recipients for the 2020 Community Development Block Grants, CDBG, for Public Infrastructure.  A total of $18.2 million will be awarded to 34 communities across the state. The funds will enable...

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