Randolph County News

$1.8 million federal grant awarded to enhance transit access in Southern Illinois

RED BUD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) proudly announced that it has been awarded $1.8 million by the Federal Transit Administration to initiate a pilot program aimed at improving access to public transportation in Southern Illinois. This program will specifically benefit individuals with disabilities, older adults, and low-income residents.   The funding,

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River City Rock Out

CHESTER – Chester Parks and Recreation Committee to welcome River City Rock Out 2024 to Cole Memorial Park, Saturday, July 27.   The inaugural River City Rock Out is brought to you by the City of Chester and the Chester Parks and Recreation Committee. The day will consist of a Summer Splash event, 11 a.m.–5

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Nominations are being sought to Illinoisan of the Day

RED BUD – Illinois State Representative David Friess reports the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is seeking 10 individuals to spotlight each day of the Illinois State Fair as an Illinoisan of the Day.   According to a news release from Rep. Friess office, the Illinoisan of the Day program looks to honor individuals who

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Chester Parks and Recreation Sub-Committee meets Monday

CHESTER – The Chester, Ill., Parks and Recreation Sub-Committee meets Monday to consider the Cole Park Playground Improvement.   The meeting is open to the public.   The tentative agenda:   Parks And Recreation Sub-Committee Meeting Agenda 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois 62233 Monday, July 22, 2024, 5 P.M., City Hall Call To Order Roll

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Large crowd braves heat to attend 54th Annual Patriotic Ceremony

Kaskaskia Island is gracious host to 4th of July “Let Freedom Ring” event   By Jim Beers ​CHESTER – The week leading up to the 4th of July was filled with warnings of extreme heat, humidity, rain, potential storms, high water and lots of uncertainty regarding the 2024 Patriotic Ceremony that has been hosted on

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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois receives $25,000 grant from American Water Charitable Foundation

GLEN CARBON, ILL. – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recently completed a major project at their camp property, thanks to a generous grant from American Water Charitable Foundation.     A distant view of the frog pond at Camp Torqua   Camp Torqua, the council-owned outdoor experience destination for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, offers

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SIU’s anatomical drawing workshop is July 18-21

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — A workshop this month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is once again giving participants an opportunity to create anatomically accurate and artistic drawings from direct observations of cadavers and learn from human anatomy and medical experts.     The intensive four-day Artistic Anatomy Drawing Workshop, July 18-21, melds the arts

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