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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Can Illinois trim at the top? Some legislators say it’s far overdue
McDonald's Urged to Be Leader and End Antibiotic Use in Meat
Search committee for next SIU Carbondale chancellor to begin work

Monday, January 26, 2015
22nd Annual 3-Point Shot Shirt Promotion is another big success
Chester High School senior awarded scholarship to attend SEMO next year
Chester man named to Dean’s List at State Technical College of Missouri
Minutes from last week’s CUSD #139 School Board meeting have been released
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s arrest report
Red Bud man arrested late Friday night in Jackson County after accident
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review January 19 – 23
Three Perry County Residents Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Offense
Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent

Friday, January 23, 2015
Gwin Apartments evacuated Thursday morning in Chester
Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 145,804 Deer during 2014-2015 Seasons
SIU Carbondale to comply with labor board decision

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Get less, pay more? University of Illinois report paints bleak budget picture
Governor Rauner uninjured in traffic accident Wednesday in Chicago
ISBE recommends nearly $730 million increase in education funding

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Bost Issues Statement after State of the Union Address to Congress
Chester City Council meets
Chester man escapes serious injuries after one-vehicle accident Tuesday night
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review – January 12-16
The Influence of Outside Money in Illinois Elections

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A clause worth billions: As state struggles, pension systems return to court
Chester School Board meets Wednesday night
Randolph County Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Ready to File Taxes? Do You Trust Your Preparer?

Monday, January 19, 2015
Can Rauner plant the seeds for bipartisan reform?
Chester City Council to meet Tuesday night
Gilster Mary Lee voluntarily recalling a breakfast cereal
Longtime Chester attorney Don Koeneman dead at the age of 80
Report: Illinois Poor Face Unfair Tax Burden

Friday, January 16, 2015
Calls for Tighter Regulations for E-Cigarettes
Financial aid refunds give boost to area economy
Illinois still trying to fire corrections official for second time
State to publish names of political hires

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Bost votes to defund the President’s Executive Action on Immigration
Governor Rauner weighs in on medical pot program
Randolph County authorities release names of those allegedly involved in meth lab
School funding back on blackboard; senator says current method archaic
Time Outside is Good for Illinoisans with Disabilities, Even in Winter

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chester High School dedicates "Rocky" Bridges Court Tuesday night during C.I.T.
Menard inmate’s murder sentence commuted by former Governor Pat Quinn
Meth lab seized in Randolph County Tuesday
Percy man pleads guilty to battery
Rauner puts hold on Quinn decisions, wants hires and appointments reviewed
Rauner signs Executive Order for ethical and responsive government

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pat Quinn acts like spoiled brat, skips gubernatorial inauguration Monday
Rauner comes out aggressive, says next generation must drive policy
Recent CHS graduate Peyton Moore graduates from Army basic training
Red Bud man pleads guilty to Obstructing a Peace Officer
Steeleville man sentenced to probation on criminal damage to property charge
Two people killed in head-on crash near Hecker Saturday night

Monday, January 12, 2015
Chester High School Drama Department prepares for 2015 Spring Play
Former Menard inmate found not guilty by reason of insanity on murder charge
Percy man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to aggravated battery
Quinn signs bill for special comptroller election
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s Weekly Arrest Report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review January 5-9
Sparta man will be sentenced next month for failing to register as sex offender
Special concessions now offered at CHS Basketball games
"Strong Start" for IL in Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

Friday, January 9, 2015
Bost Votes for the American Worker by Restoring 40-Hour Work Week
Democrats pass special-election bill; Republicans cry dirty, rotten politics
Gaming Intercept program nets nearly $120,000 in overdue child support during first months
Red Bud woman accused of robbing cash store with plastic toy gun
Report Ranks Illinois 34th Nationally for Tobacco Prevention Funding

Thursday, January 8, 2015
2014 Marks the 4th Coldest Year on Record for Illinois
Lawmakers tire of DCFS’ lack of accountability
SEMO releases Fall 2014 Dean’s List
Small Business Development Center at Randolph County Courthouse January 27
Tips to Stay Safe on Roads as Temperatures Drop

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Chester’s Zoning Board of Appeals to meet Thursday night
IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon during Radon Action Month in January
Kaskaskia Eagle Fest set for Saturday, February 7
Senator: Consolidate two offices now; bill would make new comptroller the last one

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Chester City Council meets
Chester’s IDHS office opened as warming center
Firemen called to 400 block of Kaskaskia Street Monday morning
Patients Restless, Delays Continue in Medical Marijuana Program
Rauner names next comptroller; Relative newcomer to step into state office

Monday, January 5, 2015
2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins this Saturday
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester Fire Department called out this morning
Gather your Documents; Tax Time is Near
Madigan Applauds Governor's Action on Bill to Stop Pension Benefits for Felons

Friday, January 2, 2015
Chester City Council announces meeting dates for 2015
Christopher Coleman’s murder conviction upheld by Appellate Court
Forget the Mirror: Make a Resolution for Better Health
Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action
Rauner: State leaders have dug current budget hole