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  • Spring at the Confluence
    Spring at the Confluence

    Spring and the midday sun at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

  • World Shooting & Recreation Complex
    World Shooting & Recreation Complex

    The World Shooting & Recreation Complex near Sparta. The Complex is home to the Grand American Trap Shoot each summer, which attracts shooters and visitors from all over the world.

  • Chester Welcome Center
    Chester Welcome Center

    Visitors can see Popeye and take a break near the Chester Bridge. 

  • The Lake at Steeleville
    The Lake at Steeleville

    A beautiful summer scene at a lake near Steeleville.

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

     The Historic Mary's River Covered Bridge near Chester

     

County Government Transparency

In an effort to provide the public with documentation and information, this page is a resource to access data. To find out how well the County is doing, click on the menu to the right. 

Administrators will be periodically adding data to the website so you may want to visit this page often.

 

Courthouse Hours and Holidays

 

Randolph County Courthouse hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Randolph County Courthouse is closed in observance to the following holidays:

 

New Year’s Day                                                 Monday, January 3

Martin Luther King Jr. Day                                 Monday, January 17

Lincoln’s Birthday                                               Friday, February 11

President’s Day                                                  Monday, February 21

Good Friday                                                       Friday, April 15

Memorial Day                                                    Monday, May 30

Independence Day                                            Monday, July 4

Labor Day                                                         Monday, September 5

Columbus Day                                                  Monday, October 10

Veteran’s Day                                                   Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day                                             Thursday, November 24

Day after Thanksgiving                                     Friday, November 25

Christmas Eve                                                  Friday, December 23

Christmas Day                                                  Monday, December 26

New Year’s Eve Day                                         Friday, December 30

Meeting Information

Meeting Schedules

 

Freedom of Information 

Download FOIA Request Form

 

Financial Information

Accounts Payable

Employees and Elected Officials Salary Information

 

General Contracts

Open Bids and Requests for Proposal

 

 

Subcategories

Compensation Disclosures

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, a list providing employees which will receive a total compensation package that may include salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted and sick days granted, that will equal or exceed $75,000 in the Fiscal Year.

 

In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0504. The law requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation reports on its website. IMRF will update these reports annually.

  • Employer Contribution Amounts: The amount of employer contributions each employer made from 1/1/1995 to present (searchable spreadsheet)
  • Employer Contribution Rates: Each employer’s contribution rates for the current year and one year after (searchable spreadsheet)
  • Participating Employers: A list of all employers and the date each employer joined IMRF (searchable spreadsheet)
  • Employer Resolutions: Required participation resolutions for employers that joined on or after 1/1/1995 (searchable PDF)

 

Public Act 101-0504 requires IMRF employers that have a website to include a link to this web page, no later than January 1, 2021. Click here to be redirected to IMRF's website for this information.

 

 

You Need To Know

  • 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.    

  • COVID-19

    Circuit Court Administrative Orders

  • 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.

  • Press Releases

    Press Releases for COVID-19

  • Southern Illinois Connector

    The Southern Illinois Connector website www.siconnector.com and Facebook siconnector 

Latest Blogs

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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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