Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL

Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 3:42 PM

In law enforcement, sometimes you never know what you’re going to find.

Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM

In a Monday news release, Chester Police Chief Ryan Coffey announced his agency’s K9 officer, Sabo, will be receiving a bullet-and-stab-protective vest.

Updated Jan 21, 2017 at 7:32 AM

WASHINGTON — Wearing pink, pointy-eared "p****hats" to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won't let...

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to...

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM

WASHINGTON — Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's...

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Your local news is now available as part of your daily Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing thanks to our new collaboration with Amazon.

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Election 2016 was one for the ages - in so many ways, it was unlike anything we had ever witnessed.  And consequently, the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president was unlike any inauguration we've witnessed. 

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Area superintendents have commented on the recently-passed legislation by Gov. Bruce Rauner that requires lead testing in Illinois elementary schools and day care centers.

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 1:02 AM

What had been a relatively uneventful meeting of the Chester District 139 Board of Education on Thursday got a little spicier after executive session.

Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 8:21 PM

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is...

Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 1:08 PM

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, on Thursday remained hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being treated for bronchitis.

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