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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Chester Firemen called out late Wednesday night
Chester High School registration dates set for August 4 through August 7
Fund raiser planned for Chandler family next Saturday, August 2
Illinois Congresswoman Takes on Minimum-Wage Challenge
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rocher to host annual picnic this Saturday
Term limit supporters aren’t giving up hope, even after judicial snag

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Chester FD responds to mutual aid call early this morning
Congress Looks to Cut Cost of Child Care
Late-Winter Antlerless Only Season hunting no longer allowed in Randolph Co
One project in Randolph County part of construction bill signed by Governor
Quinn touts spending cuts, Republicans push back

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Area continues to show support to Chandler family after tragic accident Saturday
Chester City Council discuses old Molly’s Moon building Monday night
Illinois sees worst workforce depletion in state history
Red Cross Blood Drives next week in Chester and Prairie du Rocher
Report: Positive and Troubling Trends of Child Well-Being in Illinois
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 21, 2014
Chester City Council meets tonight
Farming Takes Flight: Drones Save IL Farmers Time and Money
Husband and wife from Chester killed in single vehicle crash Saturday night
Minutes from last week’s CUSD #139 School Board meeting have been released
Proposed legislation puts mandatory furlough days back on the table
Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Ease Pain for Adults and Children with Seizures
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review

Friday, July 18, 2014
June Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs
Mississippi River stage expected to drop below flood stage Sunday morning
Motorists using Mississippi River Bridge at Chester will see delays Tuesday
Quinn Signs Landmark Grant Accountability Legislation
Soil Moisture High in Northern and East-Central Illinois

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Annual Ellis Grove Car Show set for this Sunday
Avoid Summer Tragedy: Never Leave Kids In Cars
Chester Lifeguard to be honored at Du Quoin State Fair next month
Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Chester School Board to meet Thursday night
Costello Supported Legislation Requiring New Schools to Build Storm Shelters Signed
Red Cross calls on eligible donors to give blood
Steeleville woman injured in Friday night accident in Jackson County

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Attorney General announces settlement with Citigroup
Chester’s Tourism Commission meets Wednesday morning
For Many Illinois School Kids, Hunger Doesn't Take Summer Vacation
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 14, 2014
Chester Firemen called out twice on Friday
Dates for 2014 SIUC Homecoming and Family Weekend are set
Marissa woman claims she lost her job after refusing to strip at WSRC
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Three injured in two-vehicle crash near County Line Road

Friday, July 11, 2014
Costello Measure to Assist Small Businesses Affected By Disasters Signed Into Law
Small Business Development Center to be in Randolph County July 24

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Charges could be coming soon in attack at Menard Correctional Center last week
Illinois Group: Campaign Spending Amendment Too "Watered Down"
Mississippi River stage at Chester expected to crest Sunday
Motorists using Mississippi River Bridge at Chester will see delays on July 22

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Chester FD called out to automobile fire Tuesday night
Chester Police Department adds two fulltime officers
Costello Measure Assisting Veterans Facing Financial Hardships Signed into Law
Egyptian Electric Cooperative will hold annual meeting July 24
Park and Recreation Department asking for Chester residents input
SIU President Randy Dunn appoints acting chancellor for Carbondale campus

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Advocates say more prisons are needed in Illinois
Chester City Council passes $18 million Appropriation Ordinance
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet tonight
Illinoisans Urged to Be Outdoors: It's "National Park and Rec Month"
Riverfront By-Pass could close because of flood waters early next week
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 7, 2014
Busy night tonight for Chester City Council
Former Illinois US Senator has died
Newer Cars Saving IL Drivers Money at the Gas Pump
Quinn Signs Legislation to Increase Boating Safety
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly report
Summer Electric Assistance Available through Western Egyptian EOC begins today
Tindall Triplets, "TX3", fail to advance in ABC’s "Rising Star" competition

Friday, July 4, 2014
Costello Measure Aiding Military Children Moving to Illinois Signed Into Law
Menard Correctional Center on lockdown after five staff members attacked
Public hearing planned Monday before Chester City Council meeting

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Costello Offers Residents Summer Driving Safety Tips
Fireworks: If It Goes Boom, it's Illegal in Illinois
Friends of Chester Library Planning another Special Event
IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work to Improve Traffic Flow for Independence Day
Liberty Bell of the West to celebrate July 4th
Mississippi River stage on the move at Chester
Refund information regarding Chester Municipal Pool
Safety Advocates Warn of Crackdown on Drunk, Unbelted Drivers over July Fourth Weekend

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Budget Reaction: Is Illinois Putting Best Foot Forward?
Charlie Daniels concert set for Friday at shooting complex is cancelled
Chester’s Police and Fire Commission to meet again Thursday afternoon
June in Illinois: Warmer and Wetter than Average
Randolph County State's Attorney Jeremy Walker discusses a number of recent cases
Tindall Triplets will perform on national television Sunday night
White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Safely

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Chester Firemen called to the Manor at Craig Farms Monday night
Could be a long summer for kids in Chester without swimming pool
Help the American Red Cross prevent a summer shortage
Illinois Households Encouraged to Take the "Buy Illinois Pledge"
Illinois Ranks 15th for Long-Term Care of Older Residents
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Sparta, IL woman earns honors at PBL National Conference
State Fire Marshal: Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
Weekly Crop Report