• Farm Bureau President
    Farm Bureau President

    Richard Guebert, Randolph County resident and President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, speaks to a Chester Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Mary's River Covered Bridge
    Mary's River Covered Bridge

     The Historic Mary's River Covered Bridge near Chester

     
  • Winter Sunset
    Winter Sunset

    A beautiful winter sunset in rural Randolph County.

  • Fort de Chartres
    Fort de Chartres

    Reenactors perform each year during the Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres.

  • Boating on the Kaskaskia River
    Boating on the Kaskaskia River

    Thousands of pleasure boaters and fishermen pass through the Kaskaskia River Project's Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam each year to visit the ports of Randolph County.

Welcome

to

Randolph County

Plan to join us on August 21st, 2017 for one of Nature's most amazing happenings ... a Total Solar Eclipse!! Make your reservations now as accommodations are filling fast.

Because Randolph County is home to the World Shooting & Recreation Complex and Popeye, and because our community is where Illinois began, and because of our Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers heritage, we receive thousands of visitors each year from all corners of the world. They come by air to Sparta's Hunter Field, by motor vehicle and even via the Mississippi when the riverboats dock in Chester. What they leave with is the feeling of goodness and respect that we in Randolph County live by.

Randolph County is a wonderful tourism destination.  The air here is pristine and the fishing is incredible. Camping, parks and hiking trails. Hunting. Kayaking. Birding. The Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres. The very first road in Illinois traverses Randolph County. The southern genesis of the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail is on Kaskaskia Island. You can see French History at Prairie du Rocher and Fort de Chartres. Visit the bluff at Fort Kaskaskia for an amazing view of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers. Enjoy the Roscoe Misselhorn Gallery in Sparta or the museum in Red Bud. The Randolph County Museum in Chester houses the oldest public records in Illinois.

The communities of Randolph County are as individual as fingerprints. Each has a unique identity ... a distinctive culture and history. But we also have common interests and a loyalty to each other seldom seen today. Communities help one another with projects, promotions, causes and concerns. There is no pretension here. The wealthiest person in the community may have breakfast with the man who picks up the trash without a second thought about it. Each has the highest respect for the other because we understand that being the best we can be begins with a genuine concern for one another.

We are also fortunate to have agribusiness, mining, manufacturing and transportation industries which mean many quality jobs with benefits. We have more than 100 churches of most faiths and amazing public and private schools! Randolph County is a wonderful place to work ... and to live.

Thank you for touring our website! You can also follow us on Instagram at Randolphcoil, visit our Randolph County Economic Development web and Facebook sites, as well as our Pinterest pages for a look at more than 250 photographs of the people and places of Randolph County!

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Yours truly,

Ronnie White

Chairman, Randolph County Commissioners

You Need To Know

  • BASSETT News

    Latest BASSETT News

  • Board of Commissioners

     Meeting Schedules

  • Community Foundation

    You can access the website of the Community Foundation of Randolph County by clicking HERE

  • Courthouse Hours

    Randolph County Courthouse hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holidays are listed on the Transparency page.    

  • Paying Tickets

    You can pay citations by clicking HERE or you can dial the Circuit Court Clerk directly at 618.826.5000 extension 194 to ask about paying.

Latest Blogs

Cleaning Services Bid Request

The Randolph County Health Department is now accepting bids for cleaning services for the office located at 2515 State Street, Chester, IL, 62233.  The 3-year contract will begin December 1, 2017 and through November 30, 2020.  Cleaning services expected weekly between 5 PM on Friday and 7 AM on Monday.

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HVAC Services Bid Request

The Randolph County Health Department is now accepting bids for HVAC services for the office located at 2515 State Street, Chester, IL, 62233.  The 2-year contract will begin December 1, 2017 and through November 30, 2019.

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2017 Walk-In Flu Clinics Announced

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FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Walk-In Flu Clinics in Randolph County Announced

CHESTER — The Randolph County Health Department (RCHD), in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Randolph County, announce the Walk-In Flu Clinics schedule for Randolph County. The clinics are scheduled throughout the county beginning October 2, 2017, in Prairie du Rocher through October 27, 2017, in Baldwin. Each clinic will have high-dose flu vaccine available for those 65 and older and pediatric flu vaccine for those 6 – 35 months of age. The flu mist will not be available. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

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2017 Airport of the Year

The Sparta Community Airport (KSAR) has been in existence for about 60 years, providing numerous benefits to the surrounding area- both in the aviation community as well as the non-flying public.

Airport of the Year Award


The businesses on the field help to support and grow the airport, and the airport helps to grow the businesses. Arch Air Ambulance has a helicopter base at the south end of the field, and provides life-saving services to the immediate area. Their geographic position in Sparta is critical to their response time to a patient, as well as their ability to access smaller hospitals in the region - and the larger facilities in St. Louis.

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Foreclosure Sales

Administrative Order No. 17-CA-6

ORDER

Effective August 1, 2017, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(b) all judicial mortgage foreclosure sales shall be conducted by the Sheriff of Randolph County, Illinois, except by leave of Court.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated: July 17, 2017

Enter: Richard A Brown, Circuit Judge