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Monday, January 16, 2017
Chester man sentenced to probation on drug charge
Chester woman pleads guilty to drug charge
Death rate from opioid overdoses rising in Illinois
Former state senator: No love lost between Obama, Blagojevich
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council Tuesday night
Rauner: Calling for strike authorization vote puts Illinoisans at risk
Steeleville man to be sentenced on sex charge

Friday, January 13, 2017
CGS names December Students of the Month
Illinois Sheriff’s Association to award college scholarships
Illinois Supreme Court hears hospital property tax case
Madigan elected as Speaker for 17th time, longest in American history
Patient at CMHC sent to prison on battery charge
Students awarded scholarships to attend Southeast
Study: Illinois House rules give its speaker more power than any other state
Tilden man sent to prison on sex charge

Thursday, January 12, 2017
2016 was busy year for Randolph County Sheriff’s Department
Chester man sent to prison on assault charge
Chester woman to be sentenced next month on battery charge
Labor expert: AFSCME’s attempts to run out clock on Rauner
Local students earn honors at Maryville University
New lawmakers sworn in, hopeful there’s movement to end budget impasse
Percy man sent to prison on drug charge

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Controversial tax credit elicits mixed responses from Illinois leadership, businesses
'Enough is Enough' Message Sent to Lawmakers
New law expands teaching opportunities in Illinois
November Students of the Month announced at Chester Grade School
Randolph Co Sheriff’s office investigating burglary in Evansville

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Illinois case could limit Facebook’s facial recognition technology
Property tax freeze faces opposition
Renting and owning tough in Illinois, study finds
Three people injured in Friday afternoon crash north of Chester

Monday, January 9, 2017
Moody’s: Illinois’ continued outbound migration a credit negative
Murder trial against Jason Stoker has been delayed
Proposed Legislation Seeks Tougher Sentencing on Repeat Gun Offenders
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Replacing Obamacare set to be more difficult than repealing it
Rauner says he’s hopeful rumored deal will change broken system

Friday, January 6, 2017
Deal to break impasse could be in works, says state representative
Du Bois man injured in traffic crash in Perry County, IL this morning
Employer Withholding Tax Changes Increase Accuracy, Enhance Fraud Prevention Efforts
First step for the new legislature next week: Electing leaders
New year sees 200 new laws, out of more than 8,000 proposed
Seven Illinois Community Colleges to Receive $3 Million in Emergency Funds
Strong American dollar could affect Illinois farmers

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Area students are named to Dean’s List at Greenville
Character Education T-Shirt winners announced for December at CGS
Chester FD called to the 500 block of Buena Vista Street Wednesday morning
Even without state budget, Illinois spends big, but how much is elusive
Illinois set to lose one, maybe two seats in Congress
New union deal makes 19 total for governor, AFSCME still holding out
Randolph Co Sheriff’s Office purchased new patrol vehicle

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
GOP lawmaker: budget problem "isn’t rocket science"
Gun Sales Slow in Illinois since Trump's Election
Illinois vendors, but not drivers, will feel pinch of no state budget
Local governments saddled with pension debt need reform
More Character Awards announced at Chester Grade School
U of I Flash Index rises in December

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
New jobs program available for SNAP recipients
New law helps retired police dogs find homes
Perry County, MO Sheriff reports arrest of Red Bud man
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
State association employees not entitled to state pensions
State Board of Education uncertain of when schools can expect payments