Randolph Society seeks nominations to honor accomplished county residents
The Randolph Society Foundation on Sept. 13 began the nomination process for its annual awards to honor outstanding historical citizens of Randolph County and their achievements. “Randolph Society Foundation is seeking to honor the prominent men and women who contributed to Randolph County by living extraordinary lives. Through their deeds...
Randolph County Sheriffs office reports arrests
CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s office has released its latest report of arrests. Tricia A. Melvin 31, DuQuoin, arrested September 11, 2023 by Steeleville Police for driving while license suspended, obstructing identification, forgery, unlawful possession of hypodermic needle, a Williamson County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked and a Jackson County warrant for theft. Bond amount is $16,500. Is incarcerated.
Multiple families demand justice for 2022 Randolph County crash that killed two people
STEELEVILLE, Ill — Multiple families are demanding justice nearly 17 months after a man hit and killed their loved ones while they waited at a stop sign in Randolph County, IL. “It’s just total devastation,” said Carrie Flynn, whose daughter Diane was killed in the crash. “I...
Concerns as cash bail ban starts Monday in Illinois
There are big concerns in a small town in Randolph County, Illinois, about a man accused of setting someone on fire and killing them.
Waterloo Community Unit School District 5 ranks 145th in enrollment with 2,676 students during 2021-22 school year
City of Red Bud City Council met July 10. Here are the minutes provided by the council: The City Council of Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois met on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. at Red Bud City Hall, City Council Chambers. Members Present: Mayor Susan Harbaugh, Ben Schwartzkopf,...
Cash bail system ends Monday
* Matthew Hendrickson at the Sun-Times has a good preview of Monday’s official elimination of cash bail. You should definitely read the whole thing…. Among the biggest unknowns is how often prosecutors will request detention and how judges will rule. [McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally], for example, said...
Lawsuit halts permitting
CRAP claims Denali, Synagro lagoons are solid waste processing facilities. While Denali Water Solutions and Synagro Central are awaiting a date for judicial review of their suit against the Missouri Fertilizer Control Board for what they allege is the Board’s abrupt change in interpretation of the Missouri Fertilizer Law, a group of residents from Randolph County have filed suit against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for what they allege is an overstepping of the department’s authority relating to Denali.
Randolph County Sheriff’s office report
CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest reports. Dylan M. Sellers 23, Chester, arrested September 5, 2023 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on a driving while license suspended charge. Released after posting $500 cash bond.
County commissioners pass annual Constitution Week proclamation
RECOGNIZE CONSTITUTION WEEK–The Randolph County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Pictured at the meeting after the signing are: Commissioner Marc Kiehna, Liberty Bell of the West Chapter NSDAR members Andrea Costilow and Emily Lyons, and Commissioners Ronnie White and David Holder . A Constitution...
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office report
CHESTER — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest report of arrests. William J. Welmon 45, Sparta, arrested August 28, 2023 by Chester Police for driving while license revoked or suspended and operating uninsured motor vehicle. Bond amount is $1,500. Is incarcerated. Randy E. Edwards 63,...
Weekly Safety Report: Theft and Murder Cases Highlight Randolph County, Illinois
This week in Randolph County, Illinois, two incidents were bookmarked for the weekly safety report. The first incident involves Tracie Behiter, a former clerk for the Village of Baldwin, who has been charged with theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing over $60,000 from the village. The second incident pertains to Shawn Porter, who is facing a first-degree murder charge after allegedly pouring a combustible fluid on Donald Steibel, resulting in serious burns and Steibel's subsequent death.
Randolph County Sheriff’s report
CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest report of arrests. Kiara N. Powell 30, Coulterville, arrested August 21, 2023 by Chester Police for driving while license suspended, unlawful possession of methamphetamines, operating uninsured motor vehicle, and operating vehicle with suspended registration. Is incarcerated. John...
Excessive Heat Warning by NWS
Instruction: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning by NWS
Instruction: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of southwestern Illinois, including east central Monroe County, northeastern Randolph County, and southeastern St. Clair County. The warning will be in effect until 5:00 PM CDT. At 4:17 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was identified over Baldwin, moving southeast at 5 mph. The storm is expected to bring hazards such as 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail. The radar indicated the presence of these hazards. Vehicles may experience hail damage, while roofs, siding, and trees may be subject to wind damage. The following locations are expected to be impacted: Sparta, Red Bud, Marissa, Baldwin, Preston, Blair, Prairie, Lenzburg, Hecker, and Houston. Radar indicated a maximum hail size of 1.00 inch, and the maximum wind gust is estimated to be 60 mph.
Taking their shots: Area teens hit targets with new passion
ASHEBORO – Randolph County teenagers Colson Allen and Isaac McCoy took a school pastime and have made it a full-fledged hobby. Trapshooting has taking them to multiple states for competitions and they’ve come home with recognition for their accuracy. “I started with the school with hunter safety,” Allen...