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If you do not have access to wi-fi in your home, please note the following places offer free wi-fi in their parking lots: Shawnee College and McDonalds in Anna and the Dixie BBQ in Jonesboro.  Please remember to keep social distance a priority and stay in your vehicle when using the free wi-fi.:
  If you do not have access to wi-fi in your home, please note the following places offer free wi-fi in their parking lots: Shawnee College and McDonalds in Anna and the Dixie BBQ in Jonesboro.  Please remember to keep social distance a priority and stay in your vehicle when using the free wi-fi. | Click here for details

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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.

 

If you have a community event that you would like to be posted please contact Caron at csullens@cityofanna.org.

City of Anna FY 2020 – 2021 Budget

April 8, 2020

To view the City of Anna FY 2020 - 2021 budget please click here.  

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Big Trash Pick-Up

March 25, 2020

Effective immediately, there will be some changes in the residential trash services due to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) outbreak. All trash must be bagged and placed in a Republic cart. Republic will not service any trash outside of the container, as we are trying to limit exposure to our drivers during this time.  Additionally, in order to best protect and limit the exposure to our employees, Big Trash pick-up at curbside will be suspended until further notice. These measures are effective in all communities that Republic Services provides trash service. We appreciate your support and understanding as we know everyone is working hard to prevent exposure during this pandemic. Republic Services’ number one priority is the safety of our employees, customers and communities we service.

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Shelter in Place

March 17, 2020

From State Representative Patrick Windhorst Facebook page: The Shelter-in-place order begins tomorrow, March 21 at 5 p.m. The order requires Illinoisans to stay at home unless they are engaged in Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, all of which are broadly defined in the order.

Some examples of essential activities for which people can leave home are for medical appointments, for necessary supplies and services like groceries, food, and household consumer products, for outdoor activities so long as social distancing is practiced, for certain types of work, and to take care of others. Some examples of essential businesses and operations are healthcare and public health, human services, grocery stores, farming, food pantries, shelters, gas stations, banks, credit unions, hardware stores, mail, laundry, restaurants for off-site consumption, and professional services to name a few. The order also limits gatherings to 10 people, which is a reduction from the prior order of 50. The full text of the executive order click here.

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City of Anna Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNA – The City of Anna has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with our federal and state health officials, the Southern Seven Health Department, Rural Health, Shawnee Mass Transit, Anna District 37, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District 81 and the Illinois Governor’s office to maintain the most current and accurate information possible so that we can respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation. The health and well-being of our residents, businesses, and visitors to our community is our top priority. To date, there have been 93 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois. Although none of these cases has been linked to Anna, as your local government we must do everything possible to mitigate the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) implementing community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of the virus, primarily for the purpose of protecting people that are at higher risk for severe illness and to protect the healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces. As such, the City of Anna is implementing the following protocols effective immediately:

  • The City Hall will be closed to the public through 3/31/2020. City staff will continue to report to work and will be available by phone or email to assist the public. For those residents that need to pay a bill, you can do so at https://www.cityofanna.org (Utility payments in the top left-hand corner), via regular mail, or your payment can be placed in the drop box at City Hall. The City of Anna will waive late fees for those customers that have difficulty making payments via these temporary arrangements.
  • All public safety personnel will operate normal shifts and will provide normal 24-hour coverage.
  • Public Works departments will continue to operate as normal.
  • The Anna City Hall is an official voting location which will remain open for the primary election on Tuesday, 3/17/2020.
Implementing these temporary measures will mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community, while also protecting City employees who must be available to ensure that City operations continue to run smoothly. The City of Anna encourages other agencies and businesses to implement measures to assist in reducing the spread of the virus. Those measures include:
  • Practice social distancing. The virus spreads mainly through person-to-person contact within 6 feet of one another. Avoid large groups and give consideration to limiting group meetings or events.
  • Employers should allow employees to work remotely when possible.
  • Employers should consider implementing paid sick leave policies to encourage employees that are not feeling well to stay home.
  • Clean your hands frequently with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Implement advanced cleaning measures in offices and common areas to disinfect surfaces more frequently than normal.
  • Stay at home when you are sick and call your primary care physician if you experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath, which are the primary symptoms of COVID-19.
Most importantly, don’t panic. Most people that contract COVID-19 experience mild flu-like symptoms with only 16% of cases being serious. But, for our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers that are in higher risk groups, please join us in doing everything you can to minimize the spread of this virus. The City of Anna will continually reevaluate conditions to keep the community informed of this public health issue.

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30th Anniversary

March 23, 2020

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois (PCA Illinois) is a free standing 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the chartered state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. Established in 1990, PCA Illinois provides key leadership for child abuse prevention in Illinois. PCA Illinois is actively involved in prevention education and public awareness, community outreach, public policy advocacy, and promotion of effective prevention programs.

Show your support on April 3rd for national “Wear Blue Day.”

PCA ILLINOIS MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois is to prevent child abuse by providing statewide leadership through education, support for community initiatives, and advocacy.

PCA ILLINOIS VISION STATEMENT

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois envisions an Illinois where all children grow in healthy, nurturing homes and communities free of abuse, neglect, violence, or endangerment of any kind.

For more information click here.

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Census Day is April 1, 2020

February 11, 2020

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. For more information click here.

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April 2020 Utility Billing Information

February 3, 2020

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

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2020 Census Takers

January 2, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The hourly rate is $17.50.  You may apply online by clicking here.  For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

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Anna City Cemetery

October 16, 2019

The City of Anna will start spring clean-up on March 1, 2020.  All arrangements left on the ground after this date will be taken up and disposed of by the cemetery staff. If you have further inquiries, please contact the Anna City Garage at 833-7813.

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Call before you dig!

July 26, 2019

Thinking of doing a project?  Did you know that a building permit is required to build any structure in the city limits of Anna?  Stop by City Hall to pick up a zoning application or click here. If you have further questions, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Dahmer at 833-7813. Remember you must call Julie before you dig!  You may reach them at 1-800-892-0123, 811 or click here.

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