Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL

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Updated Feb 18, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Firefighters from three area departments, Ellis Grove, Steeleville and Chester, battled a woods fire last Thursday near Gun Club Road in a rural area north of Rockwood.

Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Chester firefighters are responding to Ebenezer Church in Rockwood for a reported wood fire. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 3:46 PM

A 26-year-old Chester man, Daniel M. Dortch, was arrested on drug charges on February 15, following an Illinois Department of Corrections parole compliance check at his home.

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 12:01 AM

William J. Welmon:

Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 2:54 PM

In a Tuesday news release, the Chester Police Department announced officers responded to eight separate vehicle burglaries over the weekend.

Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 12:27 PM

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has been receiving reports of a scam occurring across the county.

Updated Feb 12, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Exceedingly dry conditions and blustery winds have been blamed for a recent rash of field fires, including a particularly busy day for area fire departments on Sunday.

Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 12:48 PM

BREMEN -- A mid-morning fire on Friday at Buena Vista Rabbitry resulted in the loss of roughly 250 rabbits, but no human casualties were reported.

Updated Feb 9, 2017 at 11:03 PM

Chester firefighters responded to the report of a small shed on fire on Feb. 9 at 3672 Palestine Road.

Updated Feb 6, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Last Saturday was a busy day for the Chester Fire Department with two calls in a little more than nine hours.

Updated Feb 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM

A 34-year-old Percy man, Kenneth R. Miller Jr., is facing charges of arson, burglary and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer after a series of events early Tuesday morning.

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