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Fourth inmate dies at Menard prison Coroner does not believe all deaths are related
An inmate at the Menard Correctional Center in Chester has become the fourth to die in the state prison this month.
BY RICHARD KLICKI
Sep 18, 2018 4:59 PM
Water storage tank condition spurs council's concern
The Chester City Council received word that the water storage tank behind the V.F.W. is no longer usable.
By Don Berry
Sep 12, 2018 8:50 AM
Senior Golf tournament gets cut short by rain
Despite a sunny start, rain put a damper on the Senior Golf Tournament Sep. 6 at the Chester Country Club.
Sep 12, 2018 8:48 AM
Dist. 139 board bars parent from grounds over fight at game
A Chester parent has been banned from District 139 property for a year after school officials claim he had two students fight to settle their differences at the Aug. 24 Chester High School football game.
By Don Berry
Sep 12, 2018 8:43 AM
Investigaton continues into three inmate deaths last week at Menard Correctional Center
The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Randolph County Coroner's office are investigating what killed three inmates last week at Menard Correctional Center in Chester, who died on three consecutive days.
BY RICHARD KLICKI AND RENEE TRAPPE
Sep 13, 2018 1:35 PM
Jackets ride storm out in 43-6 win
With threats of impending rain from the remains of Hurricane Gordon, the Chester YellowJackets and the Hamilton County Foxes kicked off its Sept. 7 contest 15-minutes early to attempt to avoid the rapidly approaching storm.
BY JIM BEERS
Sep 12, 2018 9:23 AM
Smithsonian exhibit opens at library
"Crossroads: Change In Rural America," a new Museum On Main Street exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution and Illinois Humanities, has opened at the Chester Public Library.
By Gwendy Garner
Sep 12, 2018 8:46 AM
Three arrested for theft from farm shed
Three Willisville residents were arrested Sept. 6 on burglary charges following an investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Perry County Sheriff's Office, and Willisville Police Department.
Sep 12, 2018 8:49 AM
Randolph Co. program aims to prepare kids, parents for school
Randolph County is offering free services to families, including expectant mothers and children to age three, with the skills and resources to help children enter grade school prepared to learn and succeed.
BY JIM BEERS
Sep 12, 2018 8:47 AM
Kiehna to attend White House conference
Randolph County Commissioner Dr. Marc Kiehna will represent Randolph County at a conference hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental affairs and the National Association of Counties, being held Sept. 12 and 13 in Washington D.C.
Sep 12, 2018 8:45 AM
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