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Thursday, September 21, 2017
County Health Department announces Flu Shot Clinic dates
Gov. Rauner urges cuts, not tax increases, to fund construction projects
New law gives Illinois advanced practice registered nurses more autonomy to help patients
Rauner administration set to increase child care subsidies to more families

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Call for Bail Reform Across Illinois
CUSD #139 School Board to meet Thursday night
First Human West Nile Virus Death In Illinois For 2017
Illinois loses 3,000 manufacturing jobs in August, worst since recession
Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for 'The Great ShakeOut' Earthquake Drill
Illinois second worst in state debt, worst in taxpayer trust
New iPhone uses facial data that's protected under Illinois law
Rep. Scott Drury drops out of governor's race, enters AG's race

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Chester man sentenced in Randolph County court
Conversation is not about raising gas tax, it's about how high to raise it
County Retired Teachers to meet next month
Forum on UTV use in Randolph County slated
Free movie night this Saturday in Chester
Is wave of lawmaker retirements an argument for term limits?
Magnitude 3.8 quake reported in region
Rauner signs EDGE tax credit, but critic says bill falls short
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, September 18, 2017
Are legislative leaders discussing more tax increases to pay for road construction plan?
Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election in 2018
Changes coming to Illinois boat registration policies
Chester man will be sentenced next month on sexual assault charge
Evansville man sent to prison on weapons charge
Illinois could learn credit rating lessons from Michigan
New Illinois law prohibits excessive accumulation of township reserve funds
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Red Bud man dies in traffic crash
Very light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight

Friday, September 15, 2017
Buena Vista Bank patrons enjoy trip to Ark
Cooler August credited for dip in Illinois West Nile cases
Illinois' Legal Climate at All-Time Low
Lawmaker questioning value at Illinois universities as enrollment drops
New poll shows most voters want lawmakers removed from redistricting process
Pinckneyville man escapes injuries in single vehicle crash Thursday morning

Thursday, September 14, 2017
34,500 hunters expected to participate in Illinois dove hunting season
Ameren sends second wave of workers to assist Hurricane Irma recovery efforts
Egyptian Electric Cooperative sends crew to help with power restoration
Illinois farmers applaud Vietnam resuming U.S. grain imports
Red Cross encourages blood, platelet donations

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chester Bridge available for relocation, reuse
Five years after introduction, study says video gambling leading to crime upticks
Helping Paws Program offers free service dogs to veterans
Sheriff Wolff announces plans to seek re-election in 2018
U.S. Chamber ranks Illinois near bottom for lawsuit fairness

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Comptroller to prioritize backlogged bills with highest interest rates
Illinois Education Secretary Beth Purvis to step down
Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens Oct. 21
Illinois' nearly flat income growth remains tied with Nevada for worst in nation
New State Law Allows All Hunters in Illinois to Use Crossbows During Archery Seasons
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, September 11, 2017
Chester Chamber to host lunch program on Chester Bridge replacement Sept 19
Chester Muni Band close out 38th annual Popeye Picnic Sunday night
Emerald ash borer targets Illinois ash trees
Final day of Popeye picnic featured Annual Sacred Concert
IRS: Be careful opening emails from "us"
Lawmaker: Show your face at protests
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Sheriff’s Office advises residents of an Ameren Electric scam
Stained Glass Suncatcher Class coming to Chester this month
Two Jackson County Residents Charged with Methamphetamine Offenses

Friday, September 8, 2017
Annual Popeye Picnic in Chester begins late this afternoon
Costello Named to Agriculture Education Shortage Task Force
Dem governor candidate Biss dumps running mate week after selecting him
Following announced borrowing, state lawmaker wants bill backlog audit
Gov. Rauner: State to borrow money to pay down bills
Illinois' first fracking well to be drilled by end of year

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Illinois Democrats: Borrow money for past due bills
Irvington woman sentenced on drug charge in Randolph County
Lawmakers warn school funding reform law will lead to future tax increase
No parking along Popeye Picnic Parade route Saturday
Public safety concerns over legalizing recreational pot discussed at hearing
Rauner creates task force to battle opioid addiction crisis in Illinois

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Chester man pleads guilty to battery charge
Forecasters: Illinois likely to miss this week's early frost warning
Illinois schools to see new formula money soon
Mounds man pleads guilty to theft charge
New Principal at Chester High School
New school standards aimed at improving student financial sense
SIU Carbondale enrollment continues to declines, down to 14,554
Vietnam Veterans and Surviving Spouses
Weekly Crop Report

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
38th annual Popeye Picnic begins three day run Friday
August Mobile Market food giveaway held at Cohen Complex
Chester City Council meets tonight
CHS "Trolls" Dance Camp is huge success
Costello-Backed Measure to Help Veterans Becomes Law
Front lawn of historic site damage by vehicle ruts Friday night
Honoring Our Promise to Veterans "Never Forgotten"
IDoA forced to withdraw its rules for a plan to care for seniors
Illinois streamlines taxes and reporting submissions for employers
New laws make incremental improvements to Illinois' pension systems
Randolph Co Sheriff Department's weekly arrest report

Friday, September 1, 2017
Dry August takes its toll on Illinois' crops
Even without $15 an-hour, Illinois' minimum wage is still higher
IDOT Hiring Help for Winter Operations
Illinois Retirees to Lose Nearly $600 Million Due to New Administration Policies
Illinois school funding reform signed into law
IRS: Beware of fake Hurricane Harvey charities
Scholarships available for graduates
Stoker trial delayed again