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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
IDOT, ISP to Motorists: Survive the Thanksgiving Drive
Illinois' latest manufacturing loss: 170 jobs in southern Illinois
Illinois remains in interstate Crosscheck voter database after elections board vote
Preparation is Key: ‘Winter Weather - Get it Together'
State Fire Marshal Shares Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10 years after financial crisis, Illinois' manufacturing industry yet to recover
Former IDOC employee sentenced to federal prison
Marijuana expert: Legal weed inevitable in Illinois, likely soon
More character award winners announced at CGS
SIU-C chancellor: We must spend more on teaching, less on administration
Small Business Saturday in Chester
State employee health insurance accounts for vast majority of Illinois’ 2017 deficit spending
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, November 20, 2017
Bulletin Board at CGS honors Veterans
Chester Chamber sponsoring annual home lighting contest
Fire destroys two businesses and building in Steeleville Friday
Light agenda waiting for Chester City Council tonight
One person injured in early Thursday morning accident
Randolph Co Sheriff Department's weekly arrest report
Senator Paul Schimpf's Senate Week in Review

Friday, November 17, 2017
Cities across Illinois feeling pension squeeze
Illinois DNR warns landowners of high timber prices
Minutes from this week’s CUSD #139 School Board meeting released
Rauner signs ethics bills lawmakers hastily passed to tackle scandal
Republican sponsor of Ill. bump stock ban insulted bill remains in committee

Thursday, November 16, 2017
BV Bank's Branson trip was a big hit with vacationers
Congressional Dems propose taxpayer-funded private pension bailout
Ethics task force says change needed in Springfield’s approach to sexual harassment
Illinois' teacher shortage starts at college
Opioids killed more people in Illinois than car crashes in 2016
Rockwood teen escapes injuries in single vehicle crash Wednesday

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Area students receive scholarships from Western Egyptian
IDNR Reminds Hunters to Make Safety a Priority
Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but 'unpaid bills' problem remains
Illinois Route 4/150 in Percy, IL to be closed for one day next week
La Nina has ripple effect on Illinois commodity markets
Stallman named Delta Leadership Institute Fellow

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
'Burdensome,' 'costly' fracking regulations blamed for keeping companies away from Illinois
IL Losing Jobs for Workers Without Bachelors' Degrees
New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol 'puts fox in charge of henhouse'
Weekly Crop Report
Who's New at CHS?

Monday, November 13, 2017
Average teacher, administrator pay in Illinois jumps as student performance stays flat
CGS Veteran’s Day Assembly was huge success
Despite outflow of high earners, Dem gov. candidates push progressive tax
Hunting offers shot in the arm to Illinois economy
Illinois home to small cities with lowest, among highest poverty rates in U.S.
Lawmakers are done for 2017, Will they get anything done in 2018?
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Small Business Saturday set for November 25 in Chester

Friday, November 10, 2017
Chester man will be sentenced later this month on property damage charge
Coulterville man to be sentenced this month
Percy man to be sentenced next year on felony charge

Thursday, November 9, 2017
CGS announces September Students of the Month
Challenger Ives: All Republicans facing a Rauner money gap
Chester man sentenced to jail
Comptroller: New law will make deficit spending more transparent
Cursive writing must now be taught in Illinois schools
Illinois House OKs property tax relief bill that critics say shifts costs
Illinois sends guard troops on first state hurricane mission
Illinois' workforce decline blamed in part on state's reputation
Sparta man to be sentenced next month on drug charge
Steeleville man sentenced in Randolph County court

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Attempt to override Rauner veto of measure banning right-to-work zones fails again
Chester woman sentenced on meth charge to probation
Douglas Wilson to Serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Illinois
GOP lawmakers call for overhaul of legislative ethics review system
Percy man sent to prison on aggravated DUI charge
State lawmaker calls out AG Lisa Madigan over sexual harassment scandal
Two Randolph County men sentenced to court supervision

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Chester man formally charged in connection with Monday standoff
Gov. Rauner declares statewide harvest emergency
Illinois ranks 49th in fiscal health in new study
Over-regulation blamed for teacher shortage in Illinois
Proposed temporary property tax freeze 'watered down' by exemptions
Ruma Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offense
Sparta man graduates from Air Force basic training
Weekly Crop Report

Monday, November 6, 2017
CGS Jr. High Band at Halloween Concert 2017
Chester City Council meets tonight
Chester man arrested after eight-hour standoff with authorities
Chester Police Officer assaulted Saturday afternoon
Historical Society making honest effort to place Lincoln portrait everywhere
IDOT asks travelers to help draw map to future of rest areas
Illinois lawmakers appoint inspector general amid ethics, sexual harassment scandal
Randolph Co Sheriff Department’s weekly arrest report
Rauner one of two most unpopular first term governors

Friday, November 3, 2017
Buncombe teen hurt in Williamson County crash
Illinois schools struggle to cover the cost of raises and insurance
S&P: Illinois will struggle with increased costs of opioid crisis

Thursday, November 2, 2017
27 complaints against lawmakers kept from ethics commission, senator says
Benefit spaghetti dinner this Sunday at Chester Eagles
Give thanks by donating blood this holiday season
Illinois farmers hope for harvest emergency to quickly get crops in
Illinois resident claims $50,000 prize in Mo Lottery
Measure would require online political ads to disclose backers
Obamacare marketplace enrollment opens with higher costs, fewer choices
September Character winners announced at Chester Grade School
Three persons die in Washington County crash

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Chester Library to be first host of Smithsonian exhibit
Illinois Fall Shotgun Wild Turkey Season Harvest Totals 350 Birds
Illinois schools look to be shortchanged again by state
Impacts of Late Budget Widespread in Illinois
State lawmakers ask why inspector general post remains vacant
State Sen. Ira Silverstein accused of sexual harassment at House hearing