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The Pulaski County Courthouse in Mound City has been closed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office posted information last week about the closing on social media. The posting said the courthouse “will be receiving a deep cleaning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is estimated...
The Pulaski County Courthouse in Mound City has been closed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office posted information last week about the closing on social media. The posting said the courthouse “will be receiving a deep cleaning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is estimated...
Families require an immediate policy response to meet the needs of children during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left millions struggling with finances, school, work and mental health, according to a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a decades-long advocate for young people...
As of Dec. 31, 492,129 non-felony cannabis related arrest records had been expunged at the state level by the Illinois State Police, ISP.  The milestone announcement by state officials came four years in advance of the deadline set in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, CRTA, which was signed into...
Beginning on Jan. 1, survivors of sexual assault and stalking, as well as domestic violence, could participate in the Illinois Address Confidentiality Program, ACP. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul encouraged survivors to apply to participate in the program. ACP gives survivors added...
Illinois Secretary of State driver services facilities were scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Jan. 5. One of the facilities is located in Anna. Face masks are required, and social distancing and other safety measures will remain in place.  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public...
Southern Seven Head Start plans to reopen its Head Start Early Learning Centers in the region on Jan. 5 for in-person classes.  The plan to reopen the centers was announced Dec. 29 in a news release. Remote learning classes are still available for families that request them, Southern Seven Head...
A Leave No Trace Master Educator course is planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center Jan. 12-16.  The immersive experience takes place at Touch of Nature, a 3,100-acre site about 8 miles south of Carbondale off Giant City Road.  Located along Little...
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has had an ongoing major impact on small businesses throughout the Union County area. Some of those businesses are receiving some help as they head into the new year of 2021. The Anna City Council in mid-December voted to waive nearly all of the Union County...
At Mounds Head Start: from left are Cindy Rice (S7HS), Minta Comte (Elks and Rotary), Lonnie Coleson (S7HS), Kenneth Wood (Masonic Lodge), Chris Davault (Elks, Masonic Lodge and Rotary), Trucy Steers (Elks) and Stephanie Lowe (S7HS). Southern Seven Head Start photo.
As 2020 draws to a close, many organizations throughout the region are coming together to support their local residents.   For children enrolled at the Southern Seven Head Start (S7HS) Early Learning Centers in Cairo and Mounds, their support will continue to be felt in the new year. On Dec. 18,...

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