Chester, IL

 
  • Fort de Chartres
    Fort de Chartres

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

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

     The Historic Mary's River Covered Bridge near Chester

     
  • Spring at the Confluence
    Spring at the Confluence

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

  • 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.

  • Rustic Barn
    Rustic Barn

    A relic of a bygone era near Wine Hill.

Register To Vote

Those who meet the following requirements may register to vote:

  • You MUST be a US citizen.
  • You MUST be at least 17 years of age by the date of the next election and 18 of age by the General Election.
  • You MUST reside in the precinct 30 days prior to the next election.
  • You MUST not be convicted AND in jail.
  • You MUST not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

The following is required to be registered to vote:

  • Two forms of identification, with one showing your current residence address
  • One form of identification must be a permanent residence, such as a driver’s license, a hunting or fishing license, a student identification, or a copy of a piece of mail delivered to you at your residence. Voter registration deadlines
  • Voter registrations are accepted year-round, except during the 27 days prior to any election when voter registration is closed. Deadlines are publicized prior to every election. Those who are unregistered after the usual deadline may be able to take advantage of Grace Period Voter Registration. Contact the County Clerk’s office for more information.

Ways to register in Randolph County

You may register to vote in person by stopping by the County Clerk’s office during regular business hours.
You may also register at the following locations in Randolph County:

  • Any village hall in Randolph County
  • You may also register in-person with a deputy registrar or precinct committeeman of either political party.
  • You may also download a voter registration form on-line, complete it and mail to the County Clerk’s office. When registering by mail you must vote in person the first time either at your polling place or by casting an absentee ballot in the County Clerk’s Office. Please read all instructions carefully and print legibly.

Voter Registration Form – https://elections.il.gov/Downloads/VotingAndRegistrationSystems/PDF/R-19.pdf

If you change your address or your name

If you have moved from one address in Randolph County to another address in Randolph County or you have had a legal name change, you need to notify the County Clerk’s Office.

 

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