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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

Back of Bills – May 2024

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May 24, 2022

BIG TRASH PICKUP The city is offering big trash pickup the week of July 9,10,11 2024. All trash should be set out with your regular trash to guarantee pick up.  Items that do not qualify are electronics, tires, wiring, construction debris, hazardous chemicals, etc.  If you are unsure whether an item qualifies, please contact Republic […]

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May 24, 2022

CEMETERY INFORMATION Just a friendly reminder the City of Anna will start spring clean-up on March 4, 2024.  All arrangements left on the ground after this date will be taken up and disposed of by the cemetery staff. All decorations/arrangements/vases must be attached to the grave stone. (except 2 weeks before and after Memorial Day)  […]

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May 26, 2022

On Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., one day only, The City of Anna and Union County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development proudly present Annabelle Festival in Downtown Anna.  Please plan to attend this festival for food, live music, kid fest,  Annabelle Trail, wine and beer, and much more.

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Anna City Officials

Michael Bigler — Commissioner

Elected April 2011, April 2019, & April 2023

Kathy Bryan — Commissioner

Elected April 2019 & April 2023

Steve Hartline — Mayor

Elected April 1995, April 1999, April 2003, Appointed May 2009, Elected April 2015 & April 2023

Torie Carter — Commissioner

Elected April 2023

Martha Ann Webb — Commissioner

Appointed 2009, Elected April 2011, April 2015, April 2019 & April 2023

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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