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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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February 3, 2020

To view the November 2020 Utility Billing Information please click here.  

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November 19, 2020

Republic Services drivers and staff will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with their families; therefore, the following holiday schedule will be in effect for all routes: Thursday, November 26th will be picked up on Friday, November 27th Friday, November 27th will be picked up on Saturday, November 28th (Recycling) Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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October 16, 2019

Wear your most festive Christmas running gear to the 7th Annual Reindeer 5K Run/Walk on November 28, 2020, registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8 a.m.  Runners and walkers will begin the race at the Anna Arts Center, 125 West Davie St and head into the “fruit bowl” section […]

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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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