Three new TV ads are part of a new summer ad campaign to promote summer tourism in Illinois.
Several attractions in the Union County area are featured in the campaign.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, DCEO, and the Illinois Office of Tourism, IOT, were joined by other...
Jonesboro Public Library is planning to host story hours and a program about bees during July.
“Christmas in July” story hour events are scheduled at 2 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25.
“The Buzz About Bees” is set for 2 p.m. on July 12.
The library is located at 412 S. Main St. in Jonesboro.
As millions of travelers hit the road for summer vacations, the Union County Sheriff’s Office is joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and the Illinois State Police to urge motorists to stop speeding and to help ensure everyone reaches their destinations safely.
Early morning hikes and outdoor photography for beginners will be featured at upcoming events scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda.
The programs are free. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 618-457-4836.
Sun-up hikes are scheduled from 6:30...
The nation’s birthday will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 4th.
Special Independence Day events are planned throughout the region. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events:
An Independence Day celebration is planned on July 4th at the Anna City Park.
The celebration will be kicked off with...
Night sky viewing, early morning hikes and outdoor photography for beginners will be featured at upcoming events scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda.
All of the programs are free. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 618-457-4836.
Night Sky Viewing
University of Illinois Extension educator Erin Garrett plans to travel to libraries in five area counties to present “The Buzz about Bees” programs.
“The Buzz about Bees” is a free youth library program.
Children will hear a story about bees, learn about native bees they can find in their backyard...
Anna Fire Chief Mike Dammerman gave an activity report for the month of May at a June 20 regular meeting of the Anna City Council.
Dammerman shared the following highlights for Anna Fire Department activities:
Two landing zones. Three auto alarms. One lift assist. One field fire. Two gas leaks. Two...
Acceptance of two audits and numerous reappointments to local governing bodies were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners.
The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Finalized Fiscal Year 2022 Union County...
Three Southern Illinois state legislators are reminding students that the deadline for submitting completed forms to join their summer reading clubs is fast approaching.
The reading clubs are open to area students in the 1st through 4th grades.
The reminder about the reading program and upcoming...