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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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September 2, 2020

To view the October 2021 Utility Billing Information please click here.  

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September 18, 2021

The Veterans’ Day Parade will be held on November 11, 2021 starting at 11 a.m.  The parade will start at Rusty’s at the Anna City Park and proceed West on Davie St. then turn South on Main St.  The parade will end at the Anna City Park. For more information contact the VFW post by […]

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June 4, 2020

The City of Anna will be flushing hydrants on October 19, 2021 starting at 7 a.m.  This may cause discoloration of your water which should clear up within a couple days.  Please be patient. For inquiries contact Anna City Garage at 833-7813.

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September 18, 2019

This year the City of Anna is offering Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

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August 16, 2021

The City of Anna is creating a TIF district, this won’t affect anyone’s taxes. If you would like to obtain a copy of our redevelopment plan, please contact City Hall or email cityhall@cityofanna.org. TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing and it is a tool for drawing in new business, redeveloping our current businesses and improving […]

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April 8, 2020

To view the City of Anna FY 2020 – 2021 budget please 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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