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Monday, July 27, 2015
Annual Egyptian Electric Cooperativeís Annual Meeting held in Steeleville
Cheers, Jeers for Food Labeling Bill
Chester High School registration dates set for August 3 through August 6
CUSD #139 School Board meets in special session
New laws signed by Governor Rauner
Nominations sought for 2016 SIU Distinguished Alumni Awards
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest blotter
Senator Luechtefeldís Senate Week in Review

Friday, July 24, 2015
AFSCME: Governor trying to force work stoppage
Costello Supports Limits to Fees on Electricity Bills
Denzler: Manufacturers are leaving Illinois for variety of reasons
Downstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth
IMA: Despite reported cost reductions more reforms needed
Increased Medicaid enrollment increases costs
Volleyball tournament part of day of fundraising for local woman battling brain cancer

Thursday, July 23, 2015
AG Madigan Calls On Phone Carriers to Offer Call-Blocking Technology to Customers
Agenda modified for tonightís special meeting of CUSD #139 School Board
Chester High School Classes of 2006-2010 Records to be Destroyed
Chester man arrested on drug-related charges
Costello Law Cracks Down on Medicaid Waste
Cullerton: Reset budget negotiations
Illinois Fast Food Workers: "We Want $15 Too!"
Jackson Co. authorities release details about Monday accident involving horse-drawn buggy
Law requires cross referencing Medicaid rolls with stateís death records
Leading Senators battle over proposed property tax freeze

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bipartisan disdain for GOP presidential candidate Trump
Chesterís Police and Fire Commission to meet Thursday
Child Poverty Lingers in Illinois; Disparities Continue
CUSD #139 School Board to conduct special meeting Thursday
Madigan: Blagojevich greatly responsible for budget deficit
Property tax freeze bill in House again
Rauner: Lawmakers getting raise while not doing peopleís work
Three Steeleville residents facing federal meth and heroin charges

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
About a 30 minute meeting Monday for the Chester City Council
Illinois is the 2nd Strictest State on Speeding and Reckless Driving
"Irreplaceable" Dragonfly Spreads its Wings in Illinois
Steeleville woman to be sentenced this month on drug charge
Tilden man sentenced to prison on theft charge
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, July 20, 2015
Busy night waiting for Chester City Council
CACFP Mobile Market in Chester this Wednesday
Chester woman sentenced to probation on drug charge
Comptroller: Stateís payroll is antiquated but secure
Firemen respond to former Chester football coachís home Saturday
Overdrawn: The Consequences of Draining Aquifers
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
Sparta woman will be sentenced in September on theft charge
Supreme Court denies Attorney Generalís motion on employee pay

Friday, July 17, 2015
Bond increased for Red Bud woman involved in deadly January crash
Chester man charged with unlawful delivery of meth
Chester woman to be sentenced later this month on drug charge
Comptroller to continue pay until courts act
Costello, NRA to Host Information Session on Concealed Carry Law Changes
Coulterville man facing prison time after pleading guilty to forgery
Debi Caraway appointed new member of CUSD #139ís Board of Education
Illinois has a new state vegetable
June Jobs in Illinois Decrease -7,500 - Illinois Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9 percent
Pension reform hearing covers Raunerís proposal
Rauner: Executive order improves hiring process

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Another property tax freeze measure fails
Buena Vista Bank sponsors trip to Missouri Botanical Garden
Construction work continuing at Chester Grade School
DUI Arrest Survey Highlights Work of Illinois Police
Governor ends happy hour and Sunday liquor sales prohibition, requires server training
House offers up another appropriation measure
One month budget measure concurred
Public hearing schedule for Chesterís Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2016
Senate overrides some budget bill vetoes

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Board of Education of CUSD #139 meets in session Thursday night
CDC Examines Rise in Heroin Use in States Including Illinois
Costello-Backed Legislation Easing Restrictions on Purchasing Firearms at WSRC Now Law
Madigan files request for emergency ruling from stateís top court
State employee payday comes with no budget and continued pay uncertainty
Time to register for Septemberís Popeye Picnic Parade in Chester
Tort Reform would save taxpayers money
Weekly Crop Report

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Chester Park and Recreation Board to meet tonight
Chesterís Tourism Commission meets Wednesday morning
Comptroller finishes payroll for Wednesdayís payday
Cultivator: Medical marijuana ready by October
Red Bud woman charged with reckless homicide arrested for driving on suspended license
St. Johnís to host Vacation Bible School starting Wednesday
Steeleville man found dead after being reported as missing

Monday, July 13, 2015
Chesterís Joe Allison receives national recognition at FBLA conference in Chicago
Egyptian Electric Cooperative to conduct Annual Meeting July 23
End Week 2 of Fiscal Year, budget still elusive
Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty To Escape
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly report
Red Cross Heat Advisory Safety Tips
Redfield: Redistricting reform would limit power of both parties
Senator Luechtefeldís Senate Week in Review
SIU, SWIC offer aviation degree program

Friday, July 10, 2015
Chester man placed on probation
Chester man pleads guilty to domestic battery charges
City Council approves Chief Coffeyís request to expand residency requirement
Continued appropriation for state employees measures compete
Measure would reverse legislator pay guarantee
One month budget bill heads back to Senate
State Treasurerís office backing bridge loans

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Benefit Saturday for local man injured in March motorcycle accident
Chester man sent to prison on sex charge
Governor: Employees should be considered continued appropriation
Governor willing to go against core beliefs on taxes for sake of reform
One-month budget bill passes House committee
Residents will enjoy lower rates at Perryville, Chester facilities
Sheriff Wolff and Chester PD's Bobby Helmers attend active shooter instructor program
Study: Illinois at bottom of fiscal condition list
Urban Flooding: A Big, Expensive Problem in Illinois

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Chester woman sentenced on drug charge in Randolph County
City of Chester under "Boil Water Order" until further notice
Illinois DNR Announces Deer Permit Regulations Changes
Most state workers to go unpaid; Judge says no to full wages without a budget
Murder for hire trial against Drew Peterson has been delayed again
Red Bud woman sentenced on residential burglary charge
Sparta man pleads guilty to possession child porn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Budget Debacle: Funding for Vulnerable Illinois Kids in Limbo
Drew Peterson due back in Randolph County court today
Governorís salaries to get fifth hearing
House committee on one-month budget bill
Munger to be in court Tuesday on employee pay
No budget in place creates mounting pressure
State Ag Dir.: Proposed rules on ethanol levels unfair for farmers

Monday, July 6, 2015
After Independence Day, group continues push for independent maps
Baldwin woman killed in multi-vehicle crash Sunday in Randolph Co
Chester City Council meets tonight
Comptroller: Current payroll system antiquated
Costello Rejects Paycheck until Budget Approved
Farm to School Win-Win in Illinois
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís arrest report
Steeleville woman named to Spring Deanís List at McKendree University

Friday, July 3, 2015
Costello backed Legislation to Prevent Shutdown Derailed
Dispute over state payroll rolls on
Fourth of July Safety Campaign: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"
Rules to Follow When Hanging the Stars and Stripes

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Costello Issues Statement on Raunerís Veto of World Shooting Complex Funding
CUSD #139 School Board looking to fill a seat
Emergency Management Officials Urge Caution When Temperatures Rise
IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained
Madigan: Fixing budget deficit will reverse population loss
One month budget extension passes Senate, fails in House
Rauner vetoes on lawmaker raises
Still no state budget, Senate stopgap passes, but House version fails
Two Randolph Co Blood Drives scheduled for later this month

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Brad Asselmeier honored at Missouri S&T
Continuing essential services focus of committee hearing
Holiday Travel: Dangerous Weekend Expected on IL Roads
IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
Legality of state worker pay without appropriation debated
Madigan proposes one-month measure
No balanced budget by deadline

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Cityís Police, Fire and Public Safety Committee to meet Wednesday night
Costello Starts Petition to Save Agricultural Programs
Details of Friday crash in Randolph Co have been released
Governor, Lisa Madigan differ on legality of payroll without budget
Telecom measure now law, but not all of what AT&T wanted
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, June 29, 2015
Annual Patriotic Ceremony moved to Ft Kaskaskia this Saturday
Hours to deadline, lawmakers discuss government operations
Initiative Connecting Illinois Veterans with Education, Job Opportunities
Percy man injured in two-vehicle crash in St. Louis County, MO Friday
Randolph Co Sheriff Departmentís weekly arrest report
SBDC earns statewide award for service, programs
Senator Luechtefeldís Senate Week in Review
Study: Border areas see population loss over four years