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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for CHS Band and Swing Choir this Sunday
Brewer awarded scholarship to Southeast
Chester High School to hold a College Signing Day event Thursday
CUSD #139 School Board meets
Illinois' Tax Freedom Day a week later than average American
Lawmakers: Illinois needs balanced budget to spend less
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 24, 2017
Chester Lions Club Members Provide Service to the Community
CHS Music Department finishes 4th in the 2017 Class C IHSA Music Sweepstakes
Costello Hosts Gun Rights Update to Keep Citizens Informed
Farmers using less land for corn, soybean crops
Rain puts a damper on spring planting for Illinois farmers
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Red Cross Blood Drive held in Chester last Wednesday
Report: Illinois spends $518 per student on administrative costs, second highest in country
Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society Recognizes Darin Winkelman
Taco Bell expected to open in Chester this August

Friday, April 21, 2017
Cutler man sentenced on drug charges in federal court
Illinois lawmakers hear from Colorado legal weed regulator about recreational pot
Marissa, IL woman sent to federal prison on drug charges
MSHP reports arrest on warrant out of Perry County, IL
Report: Labor unions outspend Soros and Koch brothers in politics

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Efforts to revive ACA reform begin to materialize as trust in debate fades
Illinois public universities trying to find efficiencies during budget impasse
Report: Increased foreign demand for Illinois crops could mean fewer jobs
Website Touts Power of Sun in Prairie State

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bill would allow taxpayer information to be shared with private debt collectors
Costello Supports Legislation to Provide Property Tax Relief to Homeowners
CUSD School Board to meet Thursday night
ISP District 13 Promotes Safety Awareness Ahead of Upcoming Graduation Season
Percy man found not-guilty of involuntary manslaughter
Road construction under way despite lack of Illinois budget
Scott City, MO man injured in traffic crash Tuesday night
Son of Chester man graduates from US Air Force Basic Military Training

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
CGS Celebrate Fitness 2017 scheduled for Wednesday
Growth to be part of school grade, not just test scores
Illinois taxman: We don't accept pre-paid gift cards
Illinoisans pay more than 2 percent of home's value in property taxes
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís Weekly Arrest Report
Report: Each Illinois household on hook for $50,000 because of stateís debt
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 17, 2017
Campbell Hill teen charged with DUI after crash Thursday
CHS Music Patrons and Chester Eagles to host benefit Spaghetti Dinner
CHS music students score well at IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest
Feeder malfunction to blame for large power outage in Randolph County Sunday night
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
Methodist Men donate to CHS Music Department
Red Cross Blood Drive set for Wednesday in Chester

Friday, April 14, 2017
$1 limit on ATM fees could spell end of free ATMs
2016 Randolph County Tentative Multiplier Announced
Ameren Illinois files for electric rate decrease
Battle brewing over whether Illinois craft breweries can set up at special events
Marissa man to be sentenced on weapons charge
Southern Illinois' Congressman: 'Balance' needed in energy economy
Sparta woman sentenced on misdemeanor charge
Tilden woman to be sentenced next month in Randolph County court
Too Many Unreported Child-Abuse Cases in Illinois

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Illinois comptroller issues self, lawmakers paychecks despite appeal of circuit courtís ruling
Lawmakers promote legislation to legalize recreational marijuana
Lenzburg woman to be sentenced next month on drug charge
Lindsey Schroeder Awarded Scholarship to Attend Southeast
Pew: Illinoisí pension funds invested in risky, alternative investments
Several industries ask state lawmakers for tax carve outs
Sparta man sentenced to probation on battery charge
Steeleville man injured in motorcycle crash near Paradise Cemetery Wednesday night

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Both sides agree legislative mapping should change, details on how and when are murky
Costello to Host NRA Gun Rights Update
County authorities investigating shooting which led to death of 10 year old
IL Treasurer: Hardest part of the job is giving people their money back
Myriad issues lead to Illinois' low-ranking economy
Prairie du Rocher man graduates from Air Force basic military training
Rauner: Democrats' stopgap plan kicks can down road
Red Bud man sentenced on burglary charge
Sparta man to be sentenced next month on battery charge
Sparta woman graduated from Air Force basic military training

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Baldwin woman injured in Sunday afternoon accident
Chester PD's K9 "Sabo" receives protective vest
Defense asks for more time in murder trial
Evansville man sent to prison on drug charge
Gear Up Ė Ride Smart
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís latest arrest report
Ruma Man Charged With Methamphetamine Offense
Two Randolph County Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offense
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 10, 2017
Bald eagle population count down in parts of Illinois
Costello Passes Legislation to Prevent Correctional Nurse Layoffs
Report shows Illinois pork numbers up; producers look to exports to pick up supply
Sparta Resident Wins $750,000 Illinois Lottery Prize
State Supreme Court asks for more money while demanding state deficit spend
Trump's policies provide Illinois manufacturers some optimism

Friday, April 7, 2017
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker enters field seeking Democrat nomination for Illinois governor
Chester Grade School rallying around family who lost everything in Wednesday fire
Downstate business owners concerned with potential $15-an-hour minimum wage
House Dems OK $800 million in new spending after heated debate
Lawmakers blame pensions for forcing Illinois school lawsuit
Southern Illinois and Missouri Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offenses
Steeleville man formally charged with arson

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Charges pending against a Steeleville man
Chester Firemen called to residential fire Wednesday
House approves resolution opposing grand bargain's 'Netflix tax'
House Dems pushing second stopgap budget; Republicans opposed
Illinois voters about split on local tax increases
Red Bud man graduates from basic training
State Police Conduct Over 1,400 Truck Inspections during "Operation Sauter"
Survey: Many Illinois drivers still use smart phones while driving

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Big-labor pushes min. staffing levels for state prison nurses despite shrinking prison pop.
Credit agency: Illinois' gridlock, unpaid bills, pension debt nearing tipping points
Lawmaker wants to decriminalize ballot selfies
Mild winter could mean increased threat to farmers of pests, diseases
Randolph County voters say "NO" to tax increase for second straight time
Supreme Court denies Rauner's request to expedite AFSCME appeal

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Chester City Council meets
Farmland prices dip up to 12 percent in Illinois
Illinois job growth trails neighbors by 1,000 percent and more
Medical cannabis dispensary and third-party candidates look forward after court victory
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Taco Bell eyeing Chester as possible new franchise
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 3, 2017
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester High School holds annual Spring Prom Saturday night
Cosmic Bingo benefit for CHS Cheerleaders this Friday
Senator: Illinois debt closer to $66,000 per person
Universal specialty plate has yet to debut on Illinois roads after two years
Voters go to the polls in Randolph County Tuesday