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Friday, September 23, 2016
As state task force pursues ‘equitable’ school funding, districts call for ‘adequate’ aid
Illinois loses 4,400 manufacturing jobs in August, most since recession began
Survey boosts Illinois’ grade in governmental use of technology

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Coulterville resident injured in Wednesday afternoon crash
Illinois universities brace for new federal wage rules
Murder suspect back in Randolph County court Wednesday
Prairie du Rocher officials meet with FEMA and Corp of Engineers about levee
Record-setting month for gun background checks in Illinois
Sheriff’s office warning residents about PCH Scam

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
City of Chester to flush hydrants next month
Illinois ranks as third worst state in fiscal health, has "sinkhole" status
Rauner announces celebration for Illinois’ bicentennial
State Announces Online Enrollment Platform for Group Insurance Programs
State prison system initiative aims to treat mentally ill inmates
Third Annual Chandler Benefit Run set for October 1
Time Again For a Flu Shot

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
AARP Defensive Driving Course coming to Chester Senior Center
Chester man injured in Friday morning crash
Colleges’ administrative bloat, not state funding cuts, fuel soaring tuition prices
Dates for Walk-In Flu Clinics announced for Randolph County
Minutes from last week’s CUSD #139 School Board meeting released
Rauner cuts IDOT job title in effort to get rid of previous political hires
SIUC Paul Simon Institute director to discuss ‘Campaign 2016’
State not investigating Auditor General Mautino, despite what many believe
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, September 19, 2016
Goreville student sings National Anthem at CHS after school can’t locate CD
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Two items on agenda for tonight’s Chester City Council meeting
Yet another Illinois-based company flees to Indiana

Friday, September 16, 2016
Chester High School announces 2016 Homecoming candidates
Illinoisans fleeing for states with lower costs, better jobs
Millions of Illinoisans to be auto-enrolled in IRAs after federal rule change
State suffers job losses for fourth month in a row
State’s new school gauge to weigh grades, graduation rates more heavily
Tracy Woods new librarian at CGS Bulletin Board

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Inaction after calls to end holiday-pay pension ‘sweetener’ irk cities statewide
Kirk among coal-state senators calling for bailout of miner pensions
Rauner donates $100,000 to Indiana gubernatorial candidate

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Chester School Board meets Thursday night
Closing costs on home purchases skyrocketing in Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court denies rehearing on Independent Maps
Manufacturing, retail job losses weigh on state’s economy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet tonight
Grade School’s first round of Character Award winner announced
Local emergency responders honored Sunday in Chester
Muni Band Concert closes 2016 Popeye Picnic
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, September 12, 2016
Annual Popeye’s Sacred Concert is well attended
Another statue in Popeye Character Trail unveiled during weekend picnic
Federal wage law costs University of Illinois $3 million
Large number of school districts contributes to ballooning education costs
Madigan Releases New Information for Veterans
Pinckneyville High School student-athlete killed Saturday
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Red Cross needs donors of all blood types
Report: Gambling continues expanding in Illinois
Several firms plan Illinois layoffs, cite economy, state’s business climate
United Methodist Men kick-off BBQ
Yellow Jackets roll to 32-14 win over Vienna-Goreville

Friday, September 9, 2016
City of Chester reminding citizens grass clippings
Economist: Illinois’ labor-participation rate lowest since 1970s
ID-theft prevention effort means delayed refunds for Illinois’ early tax filers
Illinois seeking federal money to aid treatment for mental illness, substance abuse
Legal Experts Helping IL Students Avoid Distracted Driving

Thursday, September 8, 2016
At ribbon cutting ceremony, Rauner says there’s a long way to go
Gates open on 37th annual Popeye Picnic Friday
State legislation aims to deny pension benefits for convicts’ accomplices
Study finds union-friendly states have slower union-job recovery since recession
Two-vehicle accident injures two in Jackson County Tuesday

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
16-minute meeting for Chester Council Tuesday night
Governor Takes Clemency Action
IHSA may formalize pitch-count limit in high school baseball
Manufacturing advocate calls for changes to Illinois constitution
‘Pidgey’s Law’ raises questions of feasibility in regulating Pokémon Go
Popeye’s 2016 Car Cruise is this Saturday
SIU Carbondale enrollment down, quality of freshman class up
Two Murphysboro residents injured in Tuesday morning crash
Weekly Crop Report
Wet summer breaks 100 year state rainfall record

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Chester Bridge inspection requires width restriction
Chester City Council meets tonight
County board members no longer eligible for government pensions
Labor board rules that AFSCME, Rauner are at partial impasse
New type of corn disease hits Illinois
Raffle winners from Sunday’s Kaskaskia Island Church Picnic
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Some details on the arrests of seven individuals last month have been released
State Board of Elections hack not as widespread as initially thought
Turbulent economy, high property taxes impacting real estate market

Friday, September 2, 2016
Additional Help Coming to Illinois in the Battle Against the Heroin and Opioid Crisis
IEMA Joins Nationwide Campaign to Encourage Disaster Preparedness
Lawmakers lament bigger-than-expected state pension payment due next year
Moody’s: Illinois spending on track to $14 billion in debt by next summer
Rauner Administration Announces End to IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal
Rauner sends food stamp bill back to Legislature for improvement

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Don’t Spend Labor Day Weekend in Jail
Homeless man receives additional two year prison sentence
Independent Map Amendment group asks state high court to reconsider ruling
Item on November ballot would ensure transportation funds no longer diverted
Madigan criticized for defense of Auditor General under investigation
Rauner calls on voters to demand redistricting, term-limits action in Assembly
Sparta man sentenced on battery charge
Three people injured in head-on collision last week in Randolph County