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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp reported on Feb. 2 that Robert Louis Craft, 33, of Anna, has been charged by information with four counts of child pornography, with one count being a Class X felony and three counts being Class 2 felonies.   The state’s attorney said that Craft is...
Union County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2016 and mobile homes that were delinquent for 2017 and prior real estate taxes. The county, as trustee, now will offer for sale the real estate and mobile homes obtained to the...
The Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, says that taxpayers may be in line for a larger refund this year because of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC, and its Illinois counterpart, the Illinois Earned Income Credit, EIC.  But to get it, individuals must file a tax return and claim it,...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services, RSS, is offering a new series of workout videos which are available for free online viewing, complete with warm-ups and cool-downs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country and the region, RSS also continues...
Families across Illinois have more food on their table, and youth are leading the way.   4-H is investing in the next generation of food access leaders with a first round of Food Advocacy Grants aimed at helping youth become food advocates right in their own communities. The grants provide...
Civil War Weekend activities are planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center and Heritage House in Jonesboro. The upcoming events are being sponsored by the Shawnee Hills Arts Council, the PAST organization of Union County and the Looking...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDRN, recently announced the approval of $958,096 in grants for seven wildlife habitat projects. The projects were approved through the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program. The program provides for enhancing game and non-game...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp on Feb. 2 reported that Rusty A. Shipley, 21, of Anna, has been charged by information with three counts of criminal sexual assault, all Class 2 felonies; one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony; and one count of unlawful...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah has issued a winter storm watch for the region in effect from Sunday night through late Monday night. Union County is included in the watch area, which includes part of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. According to the...
The Cobden High School FFA is planning a Food Pantry Challenge on Feb. 22. The FFA posted how the challenge will work on social media. The challenge will last one day. A local business will be challenged to make a donation to the FFA’s food pantry stock up activity. The business which is challenged...

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