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Friday, April 29, 2016
McKendree University Recognizes Coultervilleís Jeremiah James on Honors Day
Murphysboro man escapes injuries after one vehicle crash south of Chester
Spartan Light Metals announces expansion plans in Sparta
The SEIU is hurting Illinois caregivers

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Firefighters and Mayors Fight Back to Provide Emergency Services without Fear of Lawsuits
Illinois has Warmer, Drier Soils in Mid-April
Lawmakers Urged to Eliminate Statute of Limitations on Child Sex Crimes
New Homeowners' To-Do List Should Include Well Water Testing
No injuries in three vehicle accident near Ellis Grove Tuesday

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Belleville man to be sentenced in Randolph County next month
Bill Offering ACT Test Option to Illinois School Districts Passes House
Chester Senior Center holding fund raising events next month
Costello Welcomes Local Student as Legislative Page
Hillsboro, MO man pleads guilty to battery charge
Route 153 between Coulterville and Sparta will see traffic delays Friday

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Overtime Cuts Coming to Illinois Home-Care Providers
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 25, 2016
Carterville woman indicted on meth charge involving Randolph County
Costello Receives Legislator of the Year Award from Illinois National Guard
Percy woman arrested in Perry County Mo.
Percy woman initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at SEMO
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Sharing the Sentence: Thousands of IL Children Affected by Parental Incarceration
Two CHS seniors advance to journalism state finals

Friday, April 22, 2016
16 Illinois Counties, including Randolph, Get Failing Air-Quality Grades
Marissa man found guilty of aggravated DUI
Modoc man will be sentenced next month on drug charge
Murphysboro woman sentenced to county jail on drug charge
Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas

Thursday, April 21, 2016
54 percent of voters support veteransí courts
Busy agenda waiting for CUSD #139 School Board tonight
Chester man injured in Ste. Genevieve County traffic crash Wednesday
Cluster of Elizabethkingia Cases Identified In Illinois
Memorial Hospital to host Kids Health and Wellness Party Saturday
Sparta man sentenced to five years in prison
Sparta man sentenced to prison on burglary charge

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
COGFA: New capital plan needed
Comptroller to lawmakers: Get in line
Is Illinois Poised to Become Leader on Criminal Justice Reforms?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chester Firemen called to shed fire on West German early Monday afternoon
Chester PD releases latest arrest report
CHS Music Department finishes 3rd in the 2016 IHSA Music Sweepstakes Competition
NWS Skywarn Severe Storm Spotter Training Class scheduled for Evansville April 26
Plan to tax motorists in Illinois on total miles driven has been dropped
Two people killed in traffic accident west of Steeleville Monday morning
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 18, 2016
1954 CHS Graduate to be honored Friday night at University of Illinois
American Red Cross Encourages People to #help1family On Giving Day
Governor appoints Smithton woman to Kaskaskia Regional Port District Board
Illinois Wildlife Advocates Want Stronger Bobcat Protections
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise

Friday, April 15, 2016
Costello Supports Legislation Creating Gold Star Family Day
Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.5%
Religious, Business Leaders Want Covering All Kids Insurance Renewed

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Benefit for 1989 CHS Graduate battling Brain Cancer set for April 23
Historically Low Rates for Community Projects
Legislation Advances to Enhance Protection for Domestic Violence Victims
Legislation gives definition to dyslexia so no child is left behind in Illinois schools
Motorist commuting to Metro East on Route 3 will see delays starting Monday
Watchdog: House Budget Plan May Not Help IL Economy, Jobs

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
ATA Withdraws IDNR Lease Default
Bill would charge a tax on how many miles you drive in Illinois
Construction Season Arrives, Avoid Distractions and "Donít Be That Driver" in Work Zones
Do Illinois Supreme Court justices make too much?
House approves decriminalizing loose cigarette sales
Lawmakers talk taxes during forum, talks from progressive tax to lower burden altogether
Legislation Advances to Enhance Protection for Domestic Violence Victims
Sparta and Steeleville school districts would see increase in funding under Govís proposal

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Chester Chamber accepting Citizen of the Year nominations
Chester man pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery charge
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet tonight
Chester PD releases latest arrest report
Domestic incident leads to arrest of Chester woman Monday afternoon
Missouri woman sent to prison on drug charge in Randolph Co
Policy Change Reduces Employment Barriers for Ex-Offenders
Sparta High School students receives scholarship from SEMO
Waterloo man to be sentenced later this month in Randolph County
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 11, 2016
Criminal damage to property charge sends Sparta man to prison
Illinois Lawmakers Considering Controversial Changes to Home Elder Care
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Sparta man sent to prison on battery charge
Special committee meeting set for Tuesday afternoon at City Hall

Friday, April 8, 2016
Governor says K-12 education funding shouldnít be held hostage by formula reform effort
Illinois Civil Rights Group Praises Proposed Changes to Birth Certificate Law
James Brockmeyer completes Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
Measure repealing stateís ability to go after prison inmates for reimbursement passes Senate
Randolph County Jail to house federal inmates
Residents can dispose of unwanted or unused medications later this month in Chester

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Ameren Illinois to file for electric rate decrease
Cutler woman behind bars in Perry County on burglary charges
Governor creates task force to root out health care fraud
Local Food Advocates Pushing for Changes in Springfield
Measure requiring labor contracts be posted before approval remains in committee

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Chester Senior Center sponsoring AARP Defensive Driving Course
Costello Issues Statement on WSRC Re-opening for Shooting Events
Mollyís Law Unanimously Passes Committee
Weekly Crop Report
World Shooting and Recreational Complex reopensÖfor now

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Chester PD latest arrest report
Congressman: Illinois is getting "rooked" on share of federal dollars
Costello Calls for Agriculture Education Funding
House committee approves gun trafficking legislation to fight gun violence in Illinois
New Training Allows Pharmacists to Dispense Heroin Overdose Antidote
Red Cross asks for blood donations this spring
Regional Leaders Breakfast set for April 20 in Steeleville
Third parties in uphill ballot access battle; miss out on media coverage during primary

Monday, April 4, 2016
Another light agenda waiting for Chester City Council
As backlog of state employee health bills grows, state finds savings in plans
Chester High School crowns 2016 Prom Royalty Saturday night
Group works to get in front of any attempt to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine
Motorcycle crash claims life of Murphysboro man
Observers donít expect much resolution to budget impasse
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Report: Illinois Tops Midwest in Clean-Energy Jobs

Friday, April 1, 2016
Downtown Chester in 1960?
Illinois property taxes are crushing homeowners
Marissa Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Offense
Two people injured in Wednesday accident in Ellis Grove
Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas