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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If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with various events, news, and other cool stuff going on around town, book mark this page! We’ll be posting here as often as we can to keep you informed about what’s going on in and around our community.


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July 4th Fireworks

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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Republic Services 4th of July Schedule

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 - your pick up day will be moved to Friday, July 5th Friday, July 5th - your pick up day will be moved to Saturday, July 6th (Recycling) Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!  

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River to River Yard Sale

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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Southern Seven Health Department Shred & Med Disposal Day

June 11, 2019

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) there will be a free and confidential document shredding; and free and safe disposal of unwanted medication at the Union County Courthouse, 309 W Market St, Jonesboro, IL.  This event is open to all area residents, no businesses.  For more information contact Natalie Sawyer at (618) 634-2297 ext 136, or click here. Documents that will be accepted:

  • Confidential documents (old tax returns, receipts, insurance papers, etc.)
  • Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove binder clips
Medications that will be accepted:
  • Prescription
  • Over-the-Counter
Medications NOT accepted:
  • Liquids
  • Needles
  • Inhalers
*Each residence/household is limited to five banker sized boxes or one 18 gallon sized tote of documents to be shredded.

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Coffee and Conversation with Rep. Paul Schimpf

June 20, 2019

Come join Rep. Paul Schimpf for coffee and conversation on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019,  at Anna City Hall from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.  This event is open to the public.

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Did you know?

June 7, 2019

The City of Anna would like to remind you that there are specific permits and licenses that need to be obtained prior to any project or event. For more information click here for Applications, Permits and Licenses.

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Union County Chamber Farmers Market

May 8, 2019

The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 7 a.m. until noon in the East Davie Parking lot in Anna, until October 30, 2019.  For inquiries contact the Chamber of Commerce at 833-6311. For more information click here.

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Union County Emergency Notification System “Hyper-Reach”

April 15, 2019

Union County is proud to announce the Hyper-Reach Mass Notification service to the citizens of Union County.  This service was a joint purchase between Union County Emergency Services, A-J, Anna, Cobden, Dongola, Jonesboro, Lick Creek, Shawnee and Tri County School Districts, City of Anna, Village of Cobden, Village of Dongola and the City of Jonesboro. Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats.  Now Union County announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to help bring this same lifesaving capability to the area.  Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety. This emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. For for more information contact Crystal Gurley, 9-1-1 Director, at 833-5442.  To enroll for this service click here.

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City of Anna Cemetery

February 15, 2019

Ground arrangements may be placed out starting May 13, 2019 and must be taken back down by June 10, 2019.  Please remember no shepherd hooks or glass and do not block the aisles.  If any questions, please contact Anna City Hall at 833-8528.

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Back to School Safety

August 29, 2018

The Anna Police Department asks that you make Back to School Safety a priority by reminding motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. Please be courteous and cautious when approaching cross walks and stop for loading and unloading school buses. And as always, reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don't talk or text while driving.

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