Randolph County News

Chester American Legion will host Veteran’s Day Ceremony

By Jim Beers, Contributing Writer     CHESTER — The American Legion Post 487 in Chester will host the Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Veteran’s Day Thursday November 11 at 10 a.m. Last year’s ceremony had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.  It is encouraging that an annual tradition in Chester will return this year! […]

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Chester man receives minor injuries in Highway 51 crash in Perry County

JEFFERSON CITY — A 55-year-old Chester man received minor injuries in a traffic crash on Highway 51 in Perry County Monday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Michael D. Herschbach was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The patrol says the crash happened when the 2007 Dodge 2500 Herschbach was driving came

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Do kids need a COVID-19 vaccine?

By Liz Ahlberg,Touchstone      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine for school-aged children offers protection for children as well as eases challenges faced by their families and their schools, says Rebecca Lee Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Children ages 5 to 11 now can receive a COVID-19 vaccine

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Gary Rabine: Pritzker takes aim at individual rights with assault on Right of Conscience Act

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – Gary Rabine, Republican candidate for Illinois Governor, is issuing the following statement on the Governor signing legislation to shield employers from litigation stemming from vaccine mandates. “The Right of Conscience has long been a part of our nation’s heritage. Going all of the way back to the American Revolution, the Colonial Army

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Randolph Co. Health Dept. reports on COVID-19 cases, vaccine availability

CHESTER — The Randolph County Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as of Monday There are 16 active cases with no one in the hospital. There have been 5,659 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been 5,543 recoveries and 100 deaths. The Illinois Department of

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Illinois engineers applaud U.S. House passage of federal infrastructure bill

SPRINGFIELD – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the federal Infrastructure bill: “With this once-in-a-generation investment, we will improve municipal water systems to ensure safe, clean drinking water for our people, repair and modernize our roads and bridges to keep

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IDPH: 17,462 new COVID-19 cases, 183 deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 17,462 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 183 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, October 29, 2021.  Of Illinois’ total population, 66 percent has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 61 percent of Illinois’ total

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