Randolph County News

Timothy Blair is new CGS Assistant Principal and AD

CHESTER — Timothy “Tim” Blair is the new Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Chester Grade School. Blair was hired shortly after former Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, David Kaiser resigned toward the end of the summer of 2021 to accept other employment closer to his home. Timothy Blair sits the desk in his office …

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Randolph Co.: 32 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

CHESTER — The Randolph County Health Department reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death as of Friday. The number of active cases is 93 with five persons in the hospital. There have been 5,482 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been 5,293 recoveries and 96 deaths. The Illinois …

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New Chester Bridge is one step closer

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Friday that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Chester Bridge Study. The multi-year National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study was completed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in cooperation with FHWA and the Illinois Department of …

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Chester City Council meets Monday

CHESTER – The Chester City Council meets Monday. The tentative agenda: CHESTER, ILLINOIS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA October 4, 2021 CALL TO ORDER                                  ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE READING OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING CORRESPONDENCE REPORTS Mayor City Treasurer City Clerk –           Approve raffle licenses City Attorney City Engineer VII.      COMMITTEE REPORTS Cemetery & Finance Committee …

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Nationwide cyber-attack disrupts Chester city hall phones

CHESTER – The City of Chester, Illinois announced yesterday that a denial of service cyber-attack was launched on Bandwidth.com causing a disruption in phone calls and services mainly for landline phones – including the phones at Chester’s municipal building. This disruption/cyber-attack is nationwide. According to the city’s posting on social media “Our phone service company …

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Illinois manufacturers celebrate ‘Manufacturing Month’

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) will celebrate Manufacturing Month throughout the month of October, highlighting the industry’s many contributions to our state and nation and partnering with businesses and education organizations to encourage more students to seek out a career in manufacturing. The month long celebration kicked off with a proclamation issued by Gov. …

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Randolph Co.: 34 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

CHESTER — The Randolph County Health Department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as of Wednesday. The total number of active cases is 86 with three persons in the hospital. There have been 5,450 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been 5,269 recoveries and 95 deaths. The …

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Chester Chamber names award recipients

CHESTER — The Chester Chamber of Commerce agreed to cancel its annual dinner and special award recognitions this year due to rapidly increasing COVID cases.   To honor and recognize the recipients, special arrangements have been made to present their awards at various venues. 2021 Chester Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year – In Memoriam …

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