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Monday, July 24, 2017
Farmers must adapt to changing weed species
Gas prices likely to rise after state budget strips tax exemption on ethanol
Plans for the Illinois Bicentennial underway
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
State elections board to take up Trump admin’s elections fraud questions next month

Friday, July 21, 2017
New law could help Illinois schools find technical teachers
Should there be two state fairs in Illinois?
Study: Illinois 3rd-Worst in U.S. for Unhealthy Air

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Big data and new tech are transforming agriculture for Illinois farmers
IDOC Officer Pleads Guilty to Violating Inmate’s Federal Civil Rights
Illinois still without a law regulating driverless vehicles
Observer: Madigan historically kills amendatory vetoed bills
Paycheck smaller? Thank Illinois' tax increase

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CUSD #139 School Board to hire new Superintendent
Red Bud man sentenced on felony charge
Senator: Non-Chicago schools are falling for school funding 'nonsense'
Southern Illinois drought not expected to let up anytime soon
State lawmaker concerned about proposed tweak to nursing home voter registration

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Bicyclists ride across the U.S. to help Asian children
Chester man sentenced on meth charge
Chester Muni Band celebrates 80 year Anniversary
Chester woman sentenced on drug charge
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 17, 2017
April Students of the Month announced at Chester Grade School
Chester City Council meets tonight
First United Methodist Church announced Church Camp Scholarship winners
Illinois congressmen: Republican voters should be angry if Obamacare repeal fails
Lawmakers: Budget strips Illinois of its biggest tax advantage
Moody’s still eyeing Illinois credit downgrade, says school funding reform unresolved
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Six CGS teachers attend Annual Oil and Gas Summer Educational Program
USDA lowering corn price expectations

Friday, July 14, 2017
Illinois ranked near-bottom for fiscal health and budget, tax hikes not expected to help
Montemagno appointed chancellor of SIU Carbondale
Realtor specializing in Illinois expects the tax hike helped business
Volunteers needed for student move-in at SIU-Carbondale

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Another special meeting announced for CUSD #139 School Board
AT&T: 'Old' landlines will eventually go away under new Illinois law
County Retired Teachers Association to meet next month
Illinois congressmen praise rollback of Obama-era waters rule
Illinois’ latest pension changes can't touch state's pension debt
Longest elected member of CUSD #139 School Board has died
Scammers target accountants for their clients' personal information

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
CACFP holds June Mobile Market
Illinois' new budget doing little for state's cash crunch
Law enforcement conducts compliance check
Midwest gets high marks in manufacturing while Illinois sputters
Only one-quarter of lawmakers decline per diem for special session

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Buena Vista Bank sponsors trip to Moline
Gov. Rauner taps Rasmussen to be Chief of Staff
Illinois makes moves to recognize blockchain and digital currencies
Recent tax increases cause Illinois to fall in multiple business climate rankings
Red Cross Blood Drive set for Thursday in Chester
Tilden man injured in early Sunday morning crash
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 10, 2017
Ewing man suffers major injuries in motorcycle crash
Free Lights Program to save Illinois taxpayers millions in energy costs
Illinois has a budget, so when will 'stability' start?
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Sheriff releases details of July 3rd traffic crash
Sheriff’s Office now "Internet Purchase Location"
Southern Illinois airport pushing for new drone regulation
St. John Lutheran in Chester "Mighty Fortress" VBS this week
Steeleville man to be sentenced next month on two charges
Walsh man to be sentenced next month on drug charge

Friday, July 7, 2017
Chester woman to be sentenced next month on drug charge
Illinois has a budget, but workers' paychecks to shrink
Sparta man sent to prison on drug charge
Study: Kids Get Brain Boost from Summer Reading
Woman arrested as lockdown at state Capitol delays tax hike and budget veto override votes

Thursday, July 6, 2017
ACLU: Changes coming to Illinois’ civil asset forfeiture law are good
Illinois telephone users to see 911 fee increase
Moodys: Illinois still could be downgraded to junk status, even with budget, tax hikes
Rauner calls on lawmakers to reject Speaker Madigan's tax hikes without reforms
Weekly Crop Report

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
GOP lawmakers, governor worry proposed budget has education funding boobytrap
House reconvenes today; will it have quorum?
KSGM turns 70
Runaway truck slams into convenience store sign
Senate overrides Gov. Rauner vetoes of $5 billion tax hike, budget; House doesn't take action
Single vehicle crash Monday injures two

Monday, July 3, 2017
Federal judge orders $9 billion in Illinois Medicaid bills be put in front of line
Gov. Rauner vows to veto Speaker Madigan's $5 billion tax increase
Illinois schools not sure about 90-percent goal for reading, math
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report