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Friday, November 27, 2015
Governor Rauner takes clemency action
Illinois Metros See Minimal Job Growth
OBGYN group opposes current Home Birth Safety Act bill
Small Biz Saturday Puts Focus on Local Illinois' Stores
Some GOP lawmakers split from governor in fair share case

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
American Red Cross Encourages You to Help Those in Need this Holiday Season
Conservationists Push to Fund Illinois' Protected Lands
Costello Urges Winter Weather Preparedness
First weekend deer harvest numbers increased in Randolph County
Group supports Home Births Safety Act
Life sentence without parole upheld for Menard Correctional Center inmate
Store clerks: Lotto sales on the rise in neighboring state
United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton Announces Resignation

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
American Red Cross Urges People to Stay Safe Cooking this Holiday Season
Celebrate Thanksgiving Tradition of Buckling Up, Driving Sober
Countdown on to Charlie Brown Christmas in Chester December 4-6
Madigan Releases Annual Holiday Safe Shopping Guide
SEIU sues state over health insurance premiums
Spokesman: Governor growing frustrated with federal officials over Syrian refugees
State sued over ban on medical cannabis money in politics
State’s new elections computers haven’t been paid for
US Rep Mike Bost Files for Re-Election
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, November 23, 2015
Chester man indicted by federal grand jury last week
Costello Encourages Local Shopping for Small Business Saturday
Illinois' Juvenile Imprisonment Rate Drops, Racial Disparities Continue
Illinois looking for a body camera provider ahead of Jan. 1 law
Illinoisans rank fourth highest in country for wireless tax burden
Menard inmate accused of plotting to kill ex-wife
Methodists celebrate Veteran’s Day with special service
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Still time to register your entry for the holiday lighted parade December 4
Two Illinois Democrats vote to pass more stringent requirements for Refugees
Ugandan Kids Choir is coming to First United Methodist Church in Chester

Friday, November 20, 2015
American Red Cross Offers Winter Safety Tips
Bost Votes to Halt Syrian Refugee Program
Immigration lawyer says Rauner doesn’t have authority on refugees
IMRF criticized during pension hearing
More bills filed in House
Most unfunded mandate, government consolidation proposals advance
October Jobs in Illinois Increase +14,100 while Unemployment Rate Holds at 5.4

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Better Government Association: Consolidating governments will cut down on corruption
Budget deal with reforms coming together?
Costello Bill Would Have Hunters Seeing Pink
IDPH Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Cooking
Madigan: Hang Up On Phony IRS Scams
November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
Rauner reaches labor deals, but still in fight with AFSCME
Red Bud man sentenced earlier this month in Randolph County
Taco Bell coming to Chester?
Unfunded mandates and government consolidations task force

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ben Asselmeier among SEMO students to win 2nd Annual Collegiate Trading Competition
Chester man sent to prison after pleading guilty to theft charge
Expert: New Food Safety Rules Mixed Bag for Sustainable Ag
IDFPR hosts cyber crimes meeting
Map amendment gets 400,000 signatures
New bills range from flowers to pink hunting clothes to library finances
Percy man sentenced to prison

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chester man sentenced to four years in prison on meth charge
CUSD #139 School Board meets tonight
Give something that means something – Give blood
Illinois Firearm Deer Season Begins November 20-22
NFIB: Secure Choice will mean more friction between employees/employers
Quick meeting for Chester City Council Monday night
Randolph County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit graduates from state police K-9 Academy
Rauner Issues Statement on Accepting Syrian Refugees
Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees
State agency sues attorney general’s office; Says it needs separate counsel in certain cases
Steeleville man sentenced to prison
Zachary Jones is new science teacher at Chester High School

Monday, November 16, 2015
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester man sentenced to prison on parole violation
Illinois Finance Authority approves zero-interest loans
Illinois Municipal League: Devastating impacts if no funds within two weeks
Maximizing Benefits: Can You Afford to Wait For Social Security?
New warden for Pontiac Correctional Center
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Revolutionary War veteran Millington Couch honored with new headstone
Schifferdecker sentenced to six years on meth charge
Ward sentenced to six years in prison on meth charge

Friday, November 13, 2015
A Charlie Brown Christmas in Chester is three weeks away
Annual Veteran’s Day program is huge success
Civic groups push for meeting details
Costello Extends Office Hours for the Holidays
Illinois Municipal League’s reaction to HB 4305 hold
Power company sends disconnect notice to state
Wells Center: Close to going out of business

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Annual Scouting For Food campaign begins this Saturday
Bill for local government funds held from Senate by leader Currie
CGS 7th Grade Student wins T-Shirt design contest
Costello Hosts Utility Bill Seminar with Citizens Utility Board
Debate on SB570 shows fissure in House
Elkville man pleads guilty to methamphetamine offense
Governor starts parts of EDGE tax credit
Pinckneyville man sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charge
Redfield: Even with concessions from governor, don’t expect grand bargain until January
Senators pass dental hygienist measure
Take Precautions to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Cabins, Boats and Campers
Unemployment insurance measure moves to House

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Governor concedes on CCAP eligibility
Illinois Crop Progress and Condition report
Labor and business applaud unemployment insurance agreement
Measure would release money to lottery winners
Medical cannabis sales begin, could increase patient pool
Unemployment insurance deal announced

Monday, November 9, 2015
Bertino-Tarrant files measure for legislative term limits
Chester Area Christian Food Pantry hosted the October "Mobile Market"
CHS hosts successful blood drive
Costello Supports Bill to Reverse Changes to Childcare Eligibility
Governor signs amendatory veto of HB2482
Medical pot to begin sales in Illinois today
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Revenues fell $319 million in October
Scammers Targeting Illinois Grandparents
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
SIUC again honored for commitment to military
World’s largest POW-MIA Flag raised near Steeleville

Friday, November 6, 2015
Baldwin man to be sentenced next month in Randolph County
Bloomberg: Future bond sale could cost taxpayers more
Child care subsidies battle shaping up
Evansville man was arrested last week accused of battering 3 month old
Illinois should note failed legalization attempt in Ohio
Marissa man pleads guilty to theft charge
Sparta woman to be sentenced on drug charge

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Christmas lights at state capital nixed this year
Kindergarten assessment waivers considered by state
Most Illinois Affordable-Housing Waitlists Closed
Rauner says he’s compromised dozens of times
Resolution defending pork industry filed
Sparta man sentenced to prison on drug charge
Sparta man sentenced to county jail on battery charge
USDA to Collect Final 2015 Crop Production and Crop Stocks Data

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Blood drive at American Legion Hall deemed a success last month
Chester man will be sentenced next month on drug charge
College Illinois! open enrollment begins
Ellis Grove man arrested on criminal sexual assault charge
Governor Announces Appointments to Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force
Local health departments impacted by budget impasse
Memorial Hospital hosting Pumpkin Smash to smash cancer Thursday
Randolph County Health Department Receives Grant from Southern Illinois Health
Safety Advocates: Bike Lights Extra Important After Daylight Saving Time
Senators clash over government cost control during hearing on public health
September CGS Character Education T-Shirt winners announced
Steeleville man to be sentenced next month on theft charge

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
CGS Music Department shines during Halloween concert
Chester man to be sentenced next month on drug charge
Chester woman sentenced after pleading guilty to domestic battery
CHS Hall of Fame member "Lindy" Fleming has died at the age of 83
Comptroller: $38 million owed so far from Local Government Distributive Funds
Methodist Church will host free concert this Saturday in Chester
Red Cross Blood Drive set for November 17 in Chester
Treasurer says non-budgetary issues holding budget hostage
Treasurer, three insurance companies duel over audits
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, November 2, 2015
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester High School to host E-Waste Recycling Drive this Saturday
Free Health Fair at Memorial Hospital Tuesday
Governor reveals what he wants on meeting agenda
Headstone dedication ceremony to be held in Preston Cemetery November 14
Health Insurance Open Enrollment under Way
IDOT: Salt a plenty; IML: Release funds
ISBE releases school report card
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review