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By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity rate appeared to be leveling late last...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics aimed at parents who would like to get vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 to 17. Two different locations will offer the Pfizer vaccine to teens accompanied by their parent or guardian on Saturday, April 24. One...
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...
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ attorney general and a Southern Illinois state representative have been named Public Officials of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.  Those receiving the honor were Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, a Democrat from Chicago; and State Rep. Patrick...
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...

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