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CJ Baricevic
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Today, The Gazette-Democrat shares profiles about candidates who are running for office in Union County, as well as state and Congressional legislative races. The profiles are based on responses to questionnaires which were mailed to candidates in early October.  CJ...
Again this year, the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna plans to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who would like to participate. Delivery is planned between 11 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 24. The church notes that for each year the special...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel said this week that their offices again will be monitoring Union County polling places on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Prosecutors and sheriff’s investigators will visit polling places throughout the...
A Canadian National freight train makes it way through downtown Cobden on a recent autumn afternoon. The image was created by using a solarize tool in Photoshop. 
A record number of voters are registered in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Elections, ISBE, reported Oct. 26 that the number of registered voters in Illinois, currently 7,988,670, is approaching 8 million.  This surpasses the previous record high of 7,789,500 set for the 2008 general...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election in Union County. Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff noted that polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna....
Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day – voters in Union County will help to elect a new president of the United States, a new U.S. senator, state and local officials, judges, and decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Polling places in Union County’s 20 precincts are...
The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/FOR Monthly Vigil for Peace and Justice is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Illinois Ave. and Main St. in Carbondale.  The vigil will have a justice theme: Stand with Standing Rock and Mississippi Stand: No Dakota Access...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Wednesday, Nov. 2, that Michael Wayne Dunham, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of residential burglary, a class 1 felony. Dunham will also serve three...
On Saturday, Nov. 5, The Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to honor the life and career of the late actress Noel Neill, best known for her role as "Lois Lane" in the 1950s-television series, The Adventures of Superman.  Neill passed away of natural causes on July 3, in Tucson...

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