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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
Images: Scenes from the 2018 Popeye Picnic
Images from the 2018 Popeye Picnic in Chester, Sept. 7-9.
Sep 13, 2018 9:13 AM
Burnie M. Herrell of Chester
Burnie M. Herrell, 85, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 11:35 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
Sep 10, 2018 8:49 AM
Popeye honors bicentennial during annual picnic
In keeping with the 200th birthday of the state of Illinois, the theme of the 2018 Popeye Picnic will be "Popeye Celebrates The Bicentennial, Where Illinois Began, " to be held Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9.
By Gwendy garner
Sep 5, 2018 9:38 AM
LST 325 returns to Port of Chester
After nearly seven years, the LST 325 is returning to Chester for a visit as an additional attraction to the events at the annual Popeye Picnic.
By Don Berry
Sep 5, 2018 9:37 AM
39th Annual Popeye Picnic Schedule
The schedule for the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic in Chester. Free admission, parking and entertainment. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Sep 5, 2018 9:59 AM
Church feeds Gilster-Mary Lee workers to honor Labor Day
Members of Chester's Free Baptist Church honored Labor Day by providing meals to workers at one of Chester's largest employers, Gilster-Mary Lee.
By Don Berry
Sep 5, 2018 9:36 AM
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