• Mississippi Fog
    Mississippi Fog

    Fog on the Mississippi River Valley. From the observation deck of the Randolph County Courthouse.

  • Fall Festival
    Fall Festival

    The Annual Fall Festival Parade in Coulterville.

  • Chester Bridge at Sunset
    Chester Bridge at Sunset

    The Chester Bridge is the gateway to and from Missouri. It is the only motor-traffic bridge between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.

    Principle Photography Courtesy of Christopher & Stephanie Martin. Used by Permission.
  • Fort de Chartres
    Fort de Chartres

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

  • State Recreation Area
    State Recreation Area

    Enjoy camping, hiking and fishing at the Randolph County State Recreation Area.

Welcome

to

Randolph County

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!

Dave Holder

Yours truly,

Dave Holder

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.    

  • ETSB

    Meeting Schedule

  • 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.

  • Wind Turbine Ordinance

    Wind Turbine Ordinance

Latest Blogs

Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES AS OF 06/04/2019:

 

Road Dist 1:               W Stringtown Rd at Plum Creek Evansville

                             Preston Rd W of Walsh/ Baldwin Rd Preston

                             Dew Drop Rd from Paul to Union School Rd Evansville

                                    Conservation Rd North of the Railroad Tracks

                                    Union Rd

 

Road Dist 2               Mill Creek Chester

                             Deer Field Chester

                             Gun Club Rd Rockwood

                                    County Farm Road at Vasquez Farm

 

Road Dist 3                E Mill/ S Prairie Rd Ruma

                             Elm Shade Evansville

                             Scherle Ln Evansville at the Bridge

                             Stringtown Rd/ Fort de Charter Prairie du Rocher

                              Flinton Station Rd near Lock & Dam Modoc

                              Fish Lake Rd/ Herzon Ln Modoc

                                    Oakview by Phegley’s Resort

                                    Lock and Dam Road

                                    Modoc Ferry Rd

                                    Fish Lake Rd

 

Road Dist 4              N Kingshighway/ Dozaville

                               Old Channel Rd St Mary’s entrance

 

IDOT                          Water St Chester

                               E Kaskaskia St Menard

                               State Route 3 South of Mary’s River to Cora Flood Gates Rockwood

                               State Route 155/ Flood Gates Prairie du Rocher

                                    ***CHESTER BRIDGE***

                                    ***STATE ROUTE 3 AT NINE MILE***

 

County Highway          Riley Lake Rd Ellis Grove

 

Evansville                      Liberty St from Church St to Jackson St

                                Main St

                                Water St Evansville

Press Release - Levee

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06 PM

From: Village of Prairie du Rocher

As a precaution, it is being recommended by Randolph County Officials that when the river levels reach 46ft, residents from the Village of Prairie du Rocher and south to the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam begin preparing for evacuation. Should the river levels reach 48ft, a mandatory evacuation will take effect. As of Friday, May 31st, the river is predicted to crest at 46ft on Thursday, June 6th. This predicated crest is subject to change. You can stay up to date on Mississippi River levels in St. Louis here Flood Levels.

 

Randolph County Animal Control

The phone number for Randolph County Animal Control is now 618.826.5484 option 0.

Gov. Rauner Launches 24/7 Helpline to Help Illinoisans in Crisis

ILOpioidOverdoseHelplineEarlier this month, Governor Rauner and members of the Opioid Overdose Intervention and Prevention Task Force launched a statewide Helpline to provide immediate assistance for those affected by addiction to opioids and other substances.

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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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