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Friday, October 24, 2014
Bright Start and Bright Directions College Savings Programs Awarded Bronze Medal
Randolph County’s Unemployment Rate drops to 5.9%
Tax Fraud Operation Nets $100 Million
The Give and Take of the Federal Budget in Illinois
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive Month

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Accident on Ava Road sends two to area hospital
Chester to host annual Halloween party this Saturday at Skateland
Egyptian Electric Linemen compete at International Lineman's Rodeo
Former CHS Athletic Director, Coach and Teacher has died
Local schools feel pinch of drop in education spending

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
CHS Students attend Dome Shift 2014 Youth Advocacy Days
Joint Review Board of City of Chester to meet Thursday
White Announces Teen Driving Deaths Down Nearly 55 Percent
Wigginton Announces Election Day Anti-Fraud Efforts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Alleged sexual assault reported at SIU-Carbondale
Chester woman arrested in Cape Girardeau County, MO Monday
Majority of Illinoisans support minimum wage hike
Quick 14 minute meeting for Chester City Council
Report: Capturing Methane a Boost for Business in Illinois
SIUC Poll: Illinois gubernatorial race ‘tied’
Weekly Crop Report
Winner of BV Grocery Games announced

Monday, October 20, 2014
19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent
Chester Fire Department called out Saturday
Chester Lion’s Club announces winner of gun drawing
City of Chester’s fall leaf pick up program begins November 3
CUSD #139 School Board meets
Early Voting for November General Election began today in Illinois
IDPH Provides Update on State’s Preparedness Efforts for Ebola
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s Weekly Arrest Report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Sparta man arrested in St. Louis, MO Friday night
World War II veteran honored with "one more bike ride" Sunday

Friday, October 17, 2014
A Wish for Restored Protections as Clean Water Act Turns 42
CHS to host Family Movie Night November 7
First Bank Provides Mobile Measures to Combat Malfeasance
IDPH Activates 24-Hour Ebola Hotline

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Christ Lutheran Church to host annual Wurst Mart this Sunday
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Announces Plans for an Ebola Hotline
OSFM and IFA to Loan $14 Million for the Purchase of Fire Trucks
Red Cross Blood Drive set for October 22 in Chester

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September
CATO grades America’s governors; Quinn receives an ‘F’
CUSD #139 School Board to meet Thursday night
Department on Aging Offers Free Counseling for Medicare Annual Open Enrollment
Egyptian Electric linemen winners at Lineman's Safety Rodeo
Emergency crews respond to crash east of Chester this morning
National Weather Service confirms EF-0 tornado near Ruma Monday
Weekly Crop Report

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
AARP Voter Guide Sorts Out Political Hodgepodge in Illinois
Chester’s Tourism Commission meets Wednesday morning
Fast food employee unionization on the horizon?
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s arrest report
Severe storms move through Southern Illinois Monday
Steeleville woman sentenced to three years on drug charges
Willisville man sentenced to four years in prison

Monday, October 13, 2014
Chester man recently sentenced to two years in prison
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet Tuesday night
Ellis Grove woman pleads guilty to Forgery
Gas and Public Property Committee to meet Tuesday morning
Local man to present program at Chester Public Library Tuesday night
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Willisville woman arrested Thursday on drug charges

Friday, October 10, 2014
American Queen scheduled to stop at Chester Riverfront Sunday
Illinois still seven years away from full jobs recovery
Madigan Issues Warning About Ebola Scams
Randolph County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Two Perry County Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Thursday, October 9, 2014
EPA Says New Cars Getting More Gas Mileage for Your Money
Grace Period Voting Registration underway in Illinois
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Outlines Ebola Preparedness in Illinois
Madigan Announces $105 Million AT&T Settlement over Wireless Phone Bill Cramming
Patients Continue to Apply for Medical Cannabis Registration
Ruma man injured in traffic crash in St. Charles, Co. Missouri

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Illinois students participation and performance on AP exams continues to show gains
Madigan Urges Stronger Oversight of For-Profit College Industry
SIUC will be ‘Wild with Pride’ for Homecoming
State Fire Marshal Joins National Efforts to Promote Fire Prevention
Stopping the Silent Epidemic: Workplace Bullying in Illinois
Study places Illinois near bottom of heap on economic performance, economic outlook

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Benefit Halloween Costume sale this Saturday in Chester
City’s Police, Fire and Public Safety Committee to hold two meetings Wednesday
Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Perry County
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Issues Statement on Ebola
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Illinois
Quick 30 minute meeting for Chester City Council Monday night
Quinn’s minimum wage push: good policy or election year politics?
Want a Larger Paycheck? Try Going High-Tech
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, October 6, 2014
Chester City Council meets tonight
Costello Speaks at Randolph County Economic Development Summit
Dudenbostel to Present a Free CPH Program for Educators
Gearing Up for Second Year of ACA Open Enrollment in Illinois
Homecoming Royalty crowned at Chester High School
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
SIUC’s Campus Lake closed due to toxic algae
Tuesday is deadline to register to vote in November’s General Elections
Twardoski sentenced to 53 years in prison for killing four Percy children
Work crews begin demolishing old "New Moon" building in Chester this morning

Friday, October 3, 2014
Chester PD asking for public’s help in identifying two subjects
Chester’s Zach Sternberg graduates from basic combat training
Egyptian Electric Cooperative celebrates National Co-op Month

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Homecoming Weekend begins Friday at Chester High School
Sparta man among three injured in head-on crash near New Athens
Special WW II event Saturday at Fort de Chartres
Twardoski to be sentenced on Friday in Randolph County Court
Two arrested in Perry County in connection with theft of an ATV
State Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Highlight Penalties for Using Fake IDs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Buena Vista National Bank hosting Food Drive next week
Chester’s Evergreen Cemetery "Comes Alive" this Sunday
Class and Chemicals? Report Details IL Schools near Chemical Facilities
Home Buyer Assistance Moves into Final Year
Illinois worst in Midwest for teen employment

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Chicago Man Charged and Arrested For Making Threats against SIU-Carbondale
Collinsville man injured in Jackson County crash
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
St. Louis man escorted out of Chester Wal-Mart and later arrested
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, September 29, 2014
Busy couple of days for Chester Fire Department
Enyart Announces $322K Grant for Kaskaskia Port
Homecoming Week underway at Chester High School
Illinois Route 4 was closed near Marissa because of gasoline spill Sunday

Jackson, MO man killed in crash on Highway 51 in Perry County, MO this morning
Percy man arrested after incident in Chester Saturday night
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Retiree Advocate Says Candidates Aren't Talking About What's Important