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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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August 31, 2022

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November 16, 2022

The 12th Annual WIBH New Coats, New Hope Campaign is underway and we need your help more than ever before.  For just $20 you’ll provide a NEW, WARM, winter coat to a child living in Southern Illinois. Call Moury at WIBH at 618-833-9424 or Shawnna at Southern Seven Health Department at 618-634-2297 for more information. […]

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May 24, 2022

Gumdrop Drive is a holiday lights display in the Anna City Park.  Trees and light poles are decorated in a holiday theme with LED lights.  Each tree and light pole is available for sponsorship, with all proceeds going to the Union County Pay It Forward Program. The route will be lit up on Small Business […]

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January 7, 2022

The City of Anna has created a TIF district.  TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing, and is a tool for attracting new business, redeveloping our current businesses, and improving infrastructure.  If you would like to obtain a copy of our redevelopment plan, please contact City Hall or email cityhall@cityofanna.org. Please click here TIF MAP for […]

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May 24, 2022

Ground arrangements may be placed starting November 1, 2022 and stay down until March 1, 2023.  Remember no glass or Shepherd’s Hooks and do not block the aisles.  If you walk your dog, please clean up. The Cemetery is open from dawn till dusk.  For questions, call the Anna City Garage at 618-833-7813.

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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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