Chester, IL

 
  • Rustic Barn
    Rustic Barn

    A relic of a bygone era near Wine Hill.

  • 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.

  • Chester Welcome Center
    Chester Welcome Center

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Where Do I Vote?

Where Do I Vote?

The following is a list of all current polling places in Randolph County. If you’re not sure of your precinct, check your voter registration card. You can also use the “Check My Registration” feature to find your precinct and polling place if you are registered.

You can check your polling place in Randolph County by clicking HERE.

(Do not enter street direction or suffix, only street name)
 

Randolph County Polling Places

Baldwin – K-River Community Center, 310 W. Elm, Baldwin

Bremen – St. John’s Church Hall, 10429 Paradise Road, Bremen

Central – St. Pius Church Hall, 7687 Walsh Road, Walsh

Chester 1 & Chester 2 – Basement of the Courthouse, 1 Taylor St, Chester

Chester 3, Chester 6 & Chester 7 – Grace Church, 1200 State St, Chester

Chester 4 & Chester 5 – Eagles Club, 402 Hacker St, Chester

Coulterville 1 & Coulterville 2 – City Hall, 114 N. Fourth St, Coulterville

Ellis Grove – Village Hall, 101 N. Main St, Ellis Grove

Evansville – Village Hall , 403 Spring St, Evansville

Kaskaskia – Basement of the Courthouse, #1 Taylor St, Chester

Palestine – New Palestine Methodist Church, 8788 Shawneetown Trail, Walsh

Percy – Village Hall , 201 W. Pine St, Percy

Prairie du Rocher – Village Hall, 209 Henry Street, Prairie du Rocher

Red Bud 1 & Red Bud 2 – Red Bud Fire Department, 218 E. Market St, Red Bud

Red Bud 3, Red Bud 4 & Red Bud 5 -- St. Peter’s UCC Church, 403 E. Madison St, Red Bud

Rockwood – Village Hall, 900 Original Street, Rockwood

Ruma – Village Hall, 207 Main Street, Ruma

Sparta 1 & Sparta 3 – First United Methodist Church, 600 W. University St, Sparta

Sparta 2 & Sparta 5 – City Hall, 114 W. Jackson St, Sparta

Sparta 4 & Sparta 6 – Our Lady of Lourdes Fellowship Room, 611 W. Broadway, Sparta

Steeleville 1, Steeleville 2 & Steeleville 3 – Old Fire Department, 107 W. Broadway, Steeleville

Tilden – Village Hall, 540 Pine St. (South Entrance), Tilden

Walsh – St. Pius Church Hall, 7687 Walsh Road, Walsh

Wine Hill – St. Paul’s Church Hall, 11854 Wine Hill Road, Steeleville

 

 

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