Randolph County News

Rabine: Pritzker yet again signs another partisan sham map into law

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – Gary Rabine, a candidate for Governor, is issuing the following statement on the Governor signing the Congressional map into law.   “The congressional map is nothing but a partisan sham and JB Pritzker lied to Illinois voters when he said he would not support a gerrymandered Congressional map.  JB Pritzker will always put his political …

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Beta Delta Rho welcomes two more new teachers

CHESTER – The Chester Beta Delta Rho Chapter continues to welcome new teachers to the area. Sarah Brown (left), a new second grade teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Red Bud, accepts a “Welcome to Teaching” bag from Norma Baughman.  Beta Delta Chapter President Carolyn Schwent (left), presents a “Welcome to Teaching” …

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Don’t be a turkey this Thanksgiving: Buckle up and drive sober

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are joining together to ensure you make it to the Thanksgiving table by stepping up efforts to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage seat belt use. “It’s well known that Thanksgiving weekend is one of …

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Gary Rabine applauds IASB for leaving national school boards association

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – Illinois candidate for governor Gary Rabine is releasing the following statement on the decision of the Illinois Association of School Boards decision to terminate its membership in the National School Boards Association in the wake of the recent letter the national group sent to the Biden Administration seeking a federal investigation into …

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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognizes all-star entrepreneurs

GLEN CARBON, Ill. – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) has wrapped up the annual fall Nut, Candy, and Magazine Program for 2021. Girls in Southern Illinois crushed it this fall, selling over $440,000 in tasty treats and magazines. Let’s give a shout out to the following girls for being All-Star Entrepreneurs for their respective …

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IMA calls on Senate to oppose federal budget reconciliation bill that would raise taxes on manufacturers

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released the following statement regarding the federal budget reconciliation bill, which recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is pending action in the Senate:  “Manufacturers have led the way throughout the pandemic, creating life-saving vaccines and treatments, producing needed medical equipment and ensuring store shelves remain stocked despite …

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Jesse White targets disability parking scofflaws at malls statewide

SPRINGFIELD – 2021 marks the 14th year Secretary of State Police are conducting stings. Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Secretary of State Police will be conducting these parking stings at shopping malls statewide throughout the holiday season and ticketing individuals who illegally park in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Secretary of State …

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Memorial Hospital Medical Explorers are back in action

CHESTER — Memorial Hospital has welcomed 18 students into this year’s Medical Explorers program. Beginning in 2019, the program year was cut short with the events of 2020. At the start of the 2020 program year in September, the post had a virtual start and by the end of the program year, was able to …

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