Union County

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

6% voter turnout in Union County

An Anna man is charged with four counts of child pornography.

The Union County State's Attorney says 33-year-old Robert Louis Craft is accused of possessing child pornography, which depicts children under 13 years of age.

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Vaccinations for COVID-19 are being administered throughout the country.

WSIU's Brad Palmer recently talked with two doctors at Union County Hospital in Anna who were among the first in Illinois to receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Doctor B.J. Reach received his shot on December 16 and his wife Doctor Pamela Hunter-Reach got hers on December 18.

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Illinois health officials and southern Illinois lawmakers are concerned about a COVID-19 outbreak at the Choate Developmental Center in Anna.

Two Union County school districts are reporting positive COVID-19 test results.

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A warrant has been issued in Union County for a man accused of solicitation, grooming, and child pornography.

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With just two weeks before the deadline for filling out the 2020 Census form, Union County is holding a county-wide Census Day on Thursday.

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An elderly Jonesboro man is accused of soliciting a child.

The Union County Fair Board is canceling its event next month.

In a written statement, the Fair Board stresses it was ready to operate the event as usual, but was stopped by Governor J-B Pritzker's office when it refused to issue permits to the carnival and food vendors.

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One southern Illinois county has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in the past week.

Union County's total number of cases has nearly doubled since May 7. On the 7th, the county had 57 cases. In just the past week, the county has recorded 51 cases...including 38 on Wednesday.

Construction will begin Friday on Interstate 57 in Union County. 

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6 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Southern Seven Health Department Region. 

Southern Seven Health: 5 New Cases of COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
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Southern Seven Health Department announced 5 new cases of COVID-19. 

3 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Union County

Apr 29, 2020
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Southern Seven Health Department announced 3 new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven Region.

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Southern Seven Health Department is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in the region. 

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Southern Seven Health Department confirms two more individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.

2 Cases Reported by Southern Seven Health

Apr 23, 2020
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Southern Seven Health Department announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. 

Hardin County Reporting 1st Case of COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
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The Southern Seven Health Department has now confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Hardin County.

Southern Seven Reported Four New Cases of COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020
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Southern Seven Health Department announced four new cases of COVID-19.

Wanted Union Co. Man Located

Mar 4, 2020
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A Union County man -- wanted by local authorities -- has been located.

The Union County Sheriff's Department reports 43-year-old Michael Dailey is in custody. On January 25th, authorities said he was wanted on a warrant for stalking.

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The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person.

Deputies say they're looking for 44-year-old Stacy Turner, who is wanted on a warrant for Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

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The Union County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a person wanted on a series of charges.

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The Union County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted for Failure to Appear on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Deputies say 44-year-old Jennifer Hileman, also known as Jennifer Lang, was released from jail in 2016 to attend a rehabilitation facility, but she never showed up.

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The Union County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted for Criminal Sexual Assault.

Deputies are searching for Dannielle Thrasher -- also known as Dannielle Cook. She has warrants out of Johnson County and Stoddard County, Missouri.

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The Union County Sheriff's office is asking for help in locating a man wanted for theft.

Deputies say 36-year-old Ben Daniel is wanted on a warrant for Online Sale of Stolen Property.

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The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

Authorities say they're searching for Randall Clay Holley, who fled from a traffic stop with a deputy on Friday in the area of Route 146, west of Jonesboro.

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The Union County Sheriff's office has cancelled its public alert for a wanted person.

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The Union County Housing Authority will receive a million dollars in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reduce lead-based paint hazards.

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A flood advisory is in effect until further notice for Union County.

The sheriff's office says residents in low-lying areas prone to flooding need to be alert until the Mississippi River stage falls to a safe level. All levee roads are closed to public traffic.

Juvenile Justice Council Symposium Aims To Reduce Recidivism

May 14, 2019
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Illinois' 1st Circuit Juvenile Justice Council held its inaugural symposium Tuesday at SIU.

The one-day event aimed to improve the juvenile justice system to give kids the help they need while deterring them from recidivism into adult court.

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