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The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for 59-year-old Robert E. Lutz, who is a white male, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. Lutz is wanted on charges of burglary, theft, forgery and financial crimes. If anyone has...
On Tuesday Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.  IHOP has set a goal of serving one million pancakes on Aug. 23 to make an impact in the lives of hungry...
The Carbondale Park District and the Carbondale Fire Department have partnered to host a duck derby, scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Carbondale Super Splash Park, 625 S. Lewis Lane in Carbondale.  Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy...
With a total solar eclipse a year away, officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are marking the occasion and using it as an opportunity to educate the public and new students on what to expect and how to get involved. The event, “Eclipse 2017: One Year Countdown,” is planned during the...
Illinois State Commander W. Dave Stout of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Department of Illinois recently announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have an opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and...
Shawnee Community College plans to host the Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Proceeds will benefit the Shawnee Community College athletic department. The four-person scramble will take place over 18 holes. A shotgun start time is set for...
Video surveillance was able to capture this subject from the time he entered the store until he left. A license plate number was unattainable.
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a person in reference to a theft at Anna Walmart. Walmart reported the theft occurred during the early hours of Aug. 8. An unknown male subject entered the store on two different occasions that morning and allegedly...
Century Elementary School in Ullin is planning an open house for parents and students on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house will be an opportunity for parents and students to meet teachers, bring their school supplies and see their classroom. A drawing for a gift basket also...
Shawnee Community College plans to provide preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to the student. Classes are scheduled starting the week of Aug. 15 in Anna, Cairo, Metropolis and Vienna. In Anna, classes will be at the SCC Anna Extension Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays...
Researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale are assessing perceptions of school safety, experiences of bullying and strategies for promoting safe and supportive learning environments in schools across the region, including in Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski and Union counties. Partnering...

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