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Confederate Railroad: The show will go on
Confederate Railroad will perform in Marion in September, and while some residents welcome it, others see it as a 'step backward' in race relations.
BY JOHN HOMAN
Jul 12, 2019 3:32 PM
Miners bounce back to win finale over Grizzlies Finish first half on a positive note with solid pitching
The Southern Illinois Miners fought back from two early one-run deficits on Sunday night against the Gateway Grizzlies, rallying for a 5-2 win.
SUBMITTED BY JASON GUERETTE
Jul 11, 2019 9:25 AM
Census advocates forge ahead amid citizenship question uncertainty; Trump's tweets sow confusion after commerce department said it would drop controversial question
Amid national uncertainty about whether a citizenship question will be included on the 2020 U.S. Census, advocates in Illinois are not changing their approach to ensuring all residents are counted.
BY JERRY NOWICKI
Jul 8, 2019 10:10 PM
Governor touts 'Rebuild Illinois' projects coming to southern Illinois
Gov. J.B. Pritzker received a thunderous ovation from more than 300 area residents as he entered the training center of Laborers Local 773 in Marion Tuesday afternoon.
BY JOHN HOMAN
Jul 3, 2019 5:08 PM
Randolph County briefs: Library trivia contest; rare 30-star flag; St. Clement's Foundation grants
Get your library trivia team together It is not too late to sign up a team for the Friends of the Chester Public Library Trivia Night, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 at the library. The Friends' "not-so-serious" trivia is a fun event that raises funds to support programs at the Chester Library. There is no set fee to play (suggested donation is $10 per player). Each team can have up to eight players, and participants should bring their own food and drinks to this "after hours" event. Info and registration: (618) 826-3711.
Jul 3, 2019 5:05 PM
Local medical experts in Springfield for opioid crisis conference
Three members of the Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance were among the 150-plus in attendance for the Opioid Crisis Next Door conference, "It's Everybody's Business," held June 24 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield. Attending were Mariah Bargman, community relations coordinator/marketing for Memorial Hospital Chester; Joann Emge, CEO, Sparta Community Hospital; and Shea Haury, executive director of the Human Services Center.
Jul 3, 2019 5:02 PM
City of Chester will toast early founder Thomas Mather
Prominent early Chester businessman and political leader Thomas Mather will be honored July 13, as a Historical Marker dedicated to his life and work is unveiled at the St. Nicholas Landmark, 111 Ferry St.
Submitted by St. Nicholas Landmark, CHESTER
Jul 3, 2019 5:00 PM
Chester City Council waits to hear about Enterprise Zone status
Chester's application to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program has satisfied the minimal requirements and will now go under more stringent review, Chester Mayor Tom Page told the city council this week. Page said the city has received word that the application will either be denied or approved by Sept. 30, and if approved, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
By Don Berry
Jul 3, 2019 4:57 PM
High water forces Liberty Bell Fourth of July event to Fort Kaskaskia
The annual Liberty Bell of the West Patriotic Celebration July 4, usually held at the Kaskaskia Bell State Memorial, will instead be held this year at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site's recently rebuilt Main Shelter House because of flooding on the Mississippi River.
Submitted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Jul 3, 2019 4:56 PM
Chester school registration dates, fees
Registration dates Monday, July 29: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jul 3, 2019 4:55 PM
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