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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Driver escapes injuries in one-vehicle accident in Rockwood Tuesday
Jumpstart College Planning with a College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Plan
Murder for hire trial of Drew Peterson moved into third day Wednesday
Traveling for Memorial Day? Time to Buckle Up
Two Marissa residents charged with methamphetamine offenses

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Evansville woman named to Deanís List at Culver-Stockton
Former Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison
May CGS Character Award T-shirt winners announced
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Trial against Menard inmate Drew Peterson continued Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Annual Eaglefest in Chester set for June 3 and June 4
Grade school students honored for "Social Skills"
Murder for hire trial begins in Randolph County
Rally on the River set for this Saturday in Evansville
Red Cross urges summertime blood, platelet donations
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, May 23, 2016
Costello Sponsors Turkey Hunting Legislation
CUSD #139 School Board violated Open Meetings Act according to IL AGís office
Illinois man is hurt in Highway 61 crash
Murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson began this morning in Chester
Sparta woman killed in early morning traffic accident
Students from Randolph County named to Spring Deanís List at SEMO
Work on Nine Mile Bridge south of Evansville begins today

Friday, May 20, 2016
Asthma and Allergy Month: Illinois Moms Want Cleaner Air
Illinois Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %
Jury selection begins in Drew Petersonís murder-for-hire trial in Chester
Senate passes automatic voter registration bill

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Costello Legislation Encourages Agricultural Education Growth
First step taken to legalize online fantasy sports betting approved
Illinois Department of Ag to Offer Free Recycling Program for Agrichemical Containers
More Illinois Kids Exposed to E-Cigarettes
Sparta High School grad presented Illinois Sheriff Associationís scholarship

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
CUSD #139 School Board meets
Emily Bollmann of Red Bud graduated from Creighton University
Murphysboro man injured in early Sunday morning accident
Security Upgrades to Illinois Driverís License/ID Card and Changes to the Issuance Process
Senior Advocates: Exelon Bill Bad for Illinois Taxpayers, Electric Customers
Win a Free Semester of College!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Chesterís Tourism Commission meets Wednesday morning
CUSD #139 School Board to meet tonight
Former Scott Air Force Base Airman Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
HB 580, AFSCME undermine fair contract negotiations
Quick meeting for Chester City Council
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, May 16, 2016
Another light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
Chester High School honors students at 2016 Honors Night ceremony
Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season Harvest Totals 15,484 Birds
Manhunt for wanted man ends in Shawnee National Forest Sunday
Motorists to encounter delays on Route 3 south of Evansville this week
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Some Illinois Parents Experiencing Barriers to Child Care Assistance
Two Chester women among 2016 graduates of McKendree University

Friday, May 13, 2016
Costello Road Fund Constitutional Amendment Makes November Ballot
Help Illinois Postal Workers "Stamp Out Hunger" This Weekend
House passes Ďstopgapí bill to fund social service agencies
Illinois House honors the late Barbara Brown

Thursday, May 12, 2016
CGS musicians perform well at 2016 IGSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest
Chester Firemen called out last night
Costello Supports Illinois Coal Efforts
House Committee Approves Legislation to Improve Accessibility
Illinois Watchdog: $18M Settlement a 'Warning to All Utilities'
Severe storms move through Chester and Randolph County Wednesday

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighters
Organ/tissue donor registry hits six million
Public encouraged to submit loved ones for recognition on Memorial Day Remembrance Wall
Stone Soup Shakespeare to present Comedy of Errors this Sunday in Cole Memorial Park

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Grade school students recognized for Social Awareness
Illinois Department on Aging recognizes Older Americans Month
Miss Cookie's Final Bulletin Board at Chester Grade School
Pinckneyville man escapes injury in Monday afternoon crash in STL County, MO
Two Du Quoin men injured in Friday incident at Piney Creek Ravine
Weather was Average for April in Illinois
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, May 9, 2016
Chester man will be sentenced next month on theft charge
Evansville man killed in Jackson County accident Saturday
Moms of Incarcerated Youth Fighting for Changes
Randolph County Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk this weekend
Senator Luechtefeldís Senate Week in Review
Sparta man sentenced to six months in jail on theft charge
Waterloo man airlifted to St. Louis after crash near Pierre Menard Home

Friday, May 6, 2016
Activists: Overtime Pay Cuts Already Harming Illinois Residents
Chester man to be sentenced next month of meth charge
Funeral services set for Dr. Barbara Brown
Madigan muzzles Illinoisans on term limits
St. John eighth grade class hosting free car wash Saturday
Willisville resident pleads guilty to stalking charge

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Barb Brown has passed away after battle with cancer
Chester man sentenced on theft charge
Illinois Doing Right by Working Moms
Rockwood man sentenced to probation on meth charge
SIUC Commencement ceremonies set for May 13-14
Steeleville man has sentenced reduce by Randolph County judge

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
American Legion Post 487 presents membership awards to two members
Chester City Council meets
Coulterville man arrested in Perryville, MO
Dynegy to close two coal-fired units at Baldwin Power Station

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Blood drive planned for later this month in Chester
Chester man arrested in Ste. Genevieve County
CHS celebrates seniors at 2016 Reach Higher College Signing Day event
IEMA Highlights Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May
Illinois Awarded Federal Funds to Help Crack Down on Drug-Impaired Drivers
Randolph County students initiated into Phi Eta Sigma at McKendree University
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, May 2, 2016
2016 Chester Grade School Outstanding Music Awards
CGS Annual Spring Concert impresses large crowd
Chester City Council meets tonight
Costello Supporting Legislation Affirming Second Amendment Rights
Du Quoin man dies after Sunday ATV crash in Elkville
Evansville man arrested after pursuit in Chester Friday morning
Former Sparta Bulldog Darius Jackson selected in NFL Draft by Dallas Cowboys
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Report: Only a Fraction of Juvenile Records Expunged in Illinois