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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Budget will loom large during Assembly’s fall veto session
Help prepare the blood supply this National Preparedness Month
Medical issue leads to accident off Palestine Road Monday morning
Minutes from last week’s CUSD #139 School Board meeting released
New law will allow some 17-year-olds to vote in local primaries
Rauner: Inmate work camp run-down, closed due to Democrats’ inaction
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
State comptroller, treasurer call on lawmakers to pass full budget
Unlike other states, Illinois makes it hard to get measures on ballot
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, August 22, 2016
Chester Library hosting two programs on the Chester Bridge this Wednesday
Chester PD reminding motorist about increased foot traffic since school has started
CHS Athletes selling "Booster Cards"
Illinois has a back-to-school reminder about vaccinations
Illinois’ rainy day fund running dry
New Illinois law to help veterans navigate legal system locally
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Rauner Signs Sportsmen Bills Aimed at Conservation and Investing in Young Hunters
Three people injured in Saturday afternoon crash in Washington County
Wine-industry group calls on Rauner to veto out-of-state sales bill

Friday, August 19, 2016
Bond reduction request denied for Rockwood man charged with murder
Chester man sentenced in US District Court on drug charge
Costello’s Ag Teacher Grant Program signed into law
Illinois Assists in Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts
Illinois labor force drops for third straight month
Illinois will work with $1 billion fewer funds next fiscal year
New school year begins at three Chester schools this morning
State Democrats shrug off Munger’s calls for ‘no budget, no pay’ legislation

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Big-Box Stores Become More "Bee-Friendly"
Chester man pleads guilty to two-count indictment
Illinois EPA Conducts Used Tire Removal Action in Seven Illinois Counties
New judge assigned in murder trial against London Williams
SIU Day at Du Quoin State Fair set for Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Charitable foundation will protect and preserve Illinois State Fairs
CUSD #139 School Board meets Thursday night
Murphysboro teen arrested in connection with robbery
Quick meeting for Chester City Council Monday night
Smithton man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
99.6% of Ameren customers in Chester lose power this morning for three hours
Andy’s Auto Body Mustang and Corvette Show announces rescheduled date
Chester man injured in Friday afternoon accident
Citizen Utility Board tells Ameren delivery rate reduction is not enough
Du Quoin woman injured in single vehicle crash west of Steeleville
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, August 15, 2016
Chester City Council meets tonight
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
SIU set to welcome new, returning students
Two men taken into custody after high speed chase
Women's Issues Missing from Social Security Reform Talks

Friday, August 12, 2016
DeSoto man sentenced on child pornography charge
Freshman Academy greets 100 newcomers to CHS
Governor visits World Shooting Complex near Sparta
Illinois State Police Reminds Motorists School Is Starting
Illinois Workers Join First-Ever National "Fight for $15" Convention
Train derails southwest of Steeleville Thursday morning

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Back to School: Red Cross Issues Steps to Help Keep Kids Safe
Missed Investment Income Despite 6-Month Budget
Three suspects arrested in connection with shooting of Carbondale officer

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
IDoA hosts Senior Day during the Illinois State Fair
Madigan Announces $100 Million Settlement with Barclays for Market Manipulation

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Blood drive planned for August 17 in Chester
Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans
Sesser man charged with ADUI in death of pedestrian
Third annual Mustang and Corvette Show set for Sunday at Chester High School
Weekly Crop Report
Woman identified in Saturday's ATV wreck

Monday, August 8, 2016
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet Tuesday night
Freshmen Academy gets underway at Chester High School
IDOC facility on lockdown after Saturday fight in dining hall
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Woman injured in ATV accident near Rockwood Saturday

Friday, August 5, 2016
AARP Illinois, Chester Senior Center hosting event about Caregiving Aug 25
BBB warns customers Chinese ATV Parts Inc. in Southern Illinois
Cause of fire at Spartan Light Metal under investigation
Firefighters plan training exercise on SIU-C campus
Home Care Advocates Claim Win as Illinois Overtime Restrictions on Hold
Illinois Route 13 from Tilden to Coulterville to see traffic delays starting Monday

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Business start-up, expansion workshop planned
Fire crews respond to Spartan Light Metals this morning
IDNR Announces Rules for Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season
Memories of Old P.N. Hirsch Store and Hirsch House in Chester
President Obama commutes federal prison sentence of Sparta man

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Advocates Praise Gov. Rauner Signing Bills Protecting Women's Health
Chester woman uninjured in one-vehicle crash Monday evening
Costello Recognizes Virgil Becker
Evansville man to be sentenced next month on battery charge
Illinois Department of Human Services Moves to Implement Rule on Overtime Policy
Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
Sparta man to be sentenced later this month on theft charge
Two local newspapers sold

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Five people arrested after disturbance call in Tilden last week
Percy teen sentenced to four years in prison
Secretary of State's Office resumes mailing vehicle registration notices
Steeleville man sent to prison on theft charge
Trips For Kids – River Ratz Race at Great Egyptian Omnium
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, August 1, 2016
Carbondale police officer shot during high-speed chase
Chester man sentenced to probation on obstructing charge
Drew Peterson sentenced to 40 years in prison
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
New law restricts public officials’ use of tax money on entertainment, travel
Probable cause found by Judge in murder case
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Sparta man sent to prison on sex charge
Tilden man sentenced to 10 years in prison