Chester, IL

  • Mississippi Fog
    Mississippi Fog

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

  • The Lake at Steeleville
    The Lake at Steeleville

    A beautiful summer scene at a lake near Steeleville.

  • Chester Welcome Center
    Chester Welcome Center

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

  • The Pierre Menard Home near Ellis Grove
    The Pierre Menard Home near Ellis Grove

    Pierre Menard was the first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.

  • Winter Sunset
    Winter Sunset

    A beautiful winter sunset in rural Randolph County.


Whatever living style is yours, you'll find a home in Randolph County. There is city dwelling in Steeleville, Sparta, Red Bud and Chester. Enjoy one of our friendly villages or opt for the country lifestyle in rural Randolph County. From the rolling acres of Wine Hill or Shiloh Hill to the plains of Coulterville and Tilden ... there is a house or apartment for you in Randolph County, regardless of your income level. Visit our Pinterest boards to see what we mean, and find housing at one of the links below.



Buy A Farm Land and Auction Company, 1403 Hillcrest Dr. Sparta, IL 62286 800.443.1998

Century 21 Golden Key Realty, 212 N. Market St. Sparta, IL 62286 618.443.2211

Century 21, 625 State St. Chester, IL 62233 618.826.3421

Koeneman Agency, 2204 State St. Chester, IL 62233 618.826.2345

Lowry Realty, 229 S. Main St. Red Bud, IL 62278 618.282.2450

Randolph County Housing Authority, 916 George St. Chester, Randolph County, IL 618.826.4314

Randolph County Housing Authority, 807 N. Gardner St. Sparta, Randolph County, IL 618.443.3393

Sharon Blackwell ERA 1701 North Market Street, Sparta, IL 62286 618.443.8297





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 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


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.


Dated: July 17, 2017

Enter: Richard A Brown, Circuit Judge

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