ALERT:
Road Construction: The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 146 through Anna in Union County of upcoming NIGHT-TIME LANE CLOSURES. Beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., night-time lane closures will be in place to facilitate patching and paving operations from the Jonesboro Square to the Illinois 146/Old US 51 intersection in Anna. Periodic closures of minor sideroads and parking lanes will be necessary to complete this work.  It is anticipated the project will last approximately 2 months. Delays are expected.  Flaggers and traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists through the work zone. For more information click here.
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The Story of Anna

The City of Anna is a quaint town located in the heart of Southern Illinois within thirty minutes of Interstate 57 and Interstate 24. Surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest as well as numerous historical landmarks, there are a great deal of places to explore. One of the unique attributes to the City of Anna is the small town feel you experience along with the short commutes to nearby attractions such as the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, The Lincoln Douglas Debate Site, Bald Knob Cross and many more. For more information regarding local attractions and historical landmarks, visit here.

The City of Anna was founded in 1854 and was named after Anna, the wife of Winsted Davie, a first settler. The City was incorporated in 1865. The City of Anna was known for being a hub of transportation of merchandise between Chicago and Cairo.

Although Anna is a small town, there are big things going on, including the constant development of locally own businesses. Simply taking a stroll down Main Street you will see a variety of businesses including a frozen yogurt shop, pizzerias, antique shops, a sewing and fabric store, numerous restaurants and much more. For more information regarding the local businesses we have to offer, many can be found here, Union County Chamber of Commerce.

Whether you are visiting one of our nearby schools such as SEMO, SIU-C or Shawnee Community College, enjoying a morning at our local farmer’s market, or treating yourself to a cup of our locally made coffee, we hope you relish in the home-town feel and hospitality that the City of Anna has to offer.

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Word Around Town:

May 29, 2019

The City of Anna Fire Department will be hosting the annual fireworks display on Thursday, July 4th at the Anna City Park at dusk.  In the event of rain, the date will be changed to Friday, July 5th.  Come out and join the celebration. Please remember, parking in the cemetery is prohibited.

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June 19, 2019

Republic Services’ drivers and staff will be celebrating July 4th with their families; therefore, the following holiday schedule will be in effect for all residential routes: Tuesday, July 2nd – will remain the same day for Tuesday pick ups Wednesday, July 3rd – will remain the same day for Wednesday pick ups Thursday, July 4th […]

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June 6, 2019

The River to River yard sale will be held from July 11 – 14, 2019, along route 146 in beautiful Southern Illinois from East Cape to Cave-in-Rock.  Over 90 miles of yard sales. For more information contact Julie Ames at (618) 697-2435, or click here.

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Anna City Officials

Michael Bigler — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Kathy Bryan — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Steve Hartline — Mayor

Appointed May 2009, Elected April 2015

Bryan Miller — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Martha Ann Webb — Commissioner

Appointed 2009, Elected April 2011

City Hall Hours:

Monday—Friday, 9am to 4pm

Meetings Schedule

City Council meetings are held the first & third Tuesday of every month at the Community Center at 5PM. See the calendar for the next meeting!

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