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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Bank reporting mandate stalls in House
Bill gives local school boards vote on charter schools
Bridal show and wine tasting event set for this Sunday in Chester
Chester and Kaskaskia Island to be featured on "Who Do You Think You Are" Sunday
House taps breaks on new specialty plates
Moms, Conservationists say Senate Failing at Protecting Illinoisans' Health
Quick 20 minute meeting for Chester City Council Monday night
SIUC Poll: VA access is veterans’ greatest challenge
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 20, 2015
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester Firemen called out Sunday night
Pew: Unfunded pension liability greater impact than fluctuating revenue
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Senator wants return of Sunday car shopping
Spring Prom set for Saturday at Chester High School

Friday, April 17, 2015
SIU Board of Trustees approves tuition rates, fees
Staff at St. Mark’s in Steeleville participates in 4E training
State unemployment rate holds steady during March
Steeleville woman arrested Wednesday; charged with residential burglary

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Busy night ahead for CUSD #139 School Board
Costello Votes to Provide In-State Tuition Benefits for All Veterans
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative conducts annual meeting
House passes back pay to tune of $63 million
Rauner continues "Turnaround" pitch
Right to try passes House

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Drew Peterson to stand trial in Randolph County beginning July 6
Ellis Grove Girl Scout named Top Cookie Seller for South Randolph Co.
GOMB: State not out of woods in current fiscal year
Lawmakers urge Governor for more info and time on pension reform
Mo’ money, mo’ problems? Illinois schools prefer flexibility and fewer mandates

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Chester man arrested after early morning crash Monday
Evansville woman suffered serious injuries after crash Saturday
IHSA: Lawsuit could end high school football
Pew study show Illinois’ revenue increased over 22 percent since recession
Rauner’s legislative agenda could be in mix
Revenue: New system catching tax fraud in electronic filings
Six percent of students could cost Illinois nearly $1 billion
Sparta man to be sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated domestic battery
State expects increase in electronic income tax filings
Weekly Crop Report
Women in Illinois, Nation Still Earning Less than Men

Monday, April 13, 2015
Chester man will be sentenced after pleading guilty to burglary charge
CHS choral students win 1st Place in IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Sweepstakes Comp.
Deal on fair share could speed things up
Lawmakers back to Springfield after spring break
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Tax Day Looms: Where are Your Tax Dollars Going?

Friday, April 10, 2015
Chester man arrested on suspicion of DUI
City of Chester suspends recycling program till further notice
Costello Partners With Local Agencies to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month
Don't Get Fooled By Severe Weather Home Repair Scams
Governor cancels scheduled stop in Randolph County
Groups call proposed motor fuel tax increase bad move
Illinois exports support 345K jobs, but more can be done
SIU to host Great Cardboard Boat Regatta
Two-vehicle accident Wednesday injures Chester man

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Blagojevich has breakdown, white hair
Budget hearings in southern Illinois highlight healthcare woes
Flexing economic muscle: Illinois vs. Indiana
Illinois Ranks Ninth Nationally in Percentage of Bridges on the Brink
Report: 5,600 retired teachers/administrators get six-figure pension
SIU to propose 6 percent tuition hike
Tax rollbacks push Illinois ahead in Rich State, Poor State report

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
AFSCME calls administration contract suggestions ‘unsafe and unfair’
Both incumbents win re-election for Chester City Council Tuesday
Illinois 50 out of 51 in property tax friendliness
Preventing Child Abuse: Every Child Deserves to Grow Up Happy
Rauner makes first round of clemency recommendations
Transparency bill makes its way out of committee

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Commentary: State’s business climate contributes to closures
Lawmakers could try again to tax satellite companies Dish Network and DirecTV
Proposed USDA Farm Payment Rule Generating Controversy
State, union bump heads at contract table
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, April 6, 2015
Active Shooter Training at Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School
Auditor says DCFS still struggling in many areas
Chester City Council meets tonight
Illinois proposes taking Obamacare to prison
It’s not too late to get home buyer assistance funds
Only two contested races in Chester during Consolidated Election Tuesday
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Senator Luechtefeld’s Senate Week in Review
Watching and Recording: License Plate Readers Debated in Illinois

Friday, April 3, 2015
CDC: E-Cigs Don't Help Smokers Quit
Chester's Deanna Hohgrefe named Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout
Cold, Snowy March for Illinois
In 2 years, 140 child death cases not reviewed for at least 165 days by DCFS
ISAC only reviewed 20 percent of MAP awards
St. John Lutheran School participates in Active Shooter Response training
State workers caught borrowing state-owned equipment was common practice
Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth Uneven

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Auditor’s report highlights payroll issues at Dept. of Insurance
Governor’s "Turnaround Agenda" debuts in village halls
Over Half of Online Job Ads in IL Seek College Graduates
Unemployment rate drops in Randolph County

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Community college appropriations increased for next year
CUSD #139 School Board to conduct special meeting tonight
DHS didn’t reevaluate aid participant eligibility properly
Less corn expected for next harvest
Remembering Those with Autism Who Come to Harm from Wandering
White Reminds Drivers to Drive Safely; Avoid Distracted Driving