Chester, IL

 
  • 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. 

  • Fall Festival
    Fall Festival

    The Annual Fall Festival Parade in Coulterville.

  • Spring at the Confluence
    Spring at the Confluence

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

  • State Recreation Area
    State Recreation Area

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

Board of Commissioners

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners

 

Dave Holder

Chairman

Dave Holder

 

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Commissioner

Dr Marc Kiehna

 

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Commissioner

Ronnie White

Randolph County employs a commission form of government, the oldest and most traditional county organizational structure in Illinois. The county governing body is based on an elected board composed of three commissioners who serve as the legislative body and also perform executive functions. No single administrator or executive oversees a county's operations under the commission form of government. As Randolph County's governing body, the board adopts an annual county budget, establishes tax rates, and authorizes bond issues, subject to voter approval. In a quasi-judicial role, the board reviews zoning, planning and land use matters and considers appeals in granting or denying certain permits and licenses, including liquor licenses. The county board is also empowered to establish and control special districts to provide services in unincorporated areas of the county. In order to effectively supervise the operations of the county, the board elects a chairman from its membership who serves as the head of the county government. The chairman facilitates the operations of the county board and the other departments of the county.

Meeting schedules for the County Board and all other committees may be obtained in the County Clerk's Office at the Randolph County Courthouse or click the link on the side menu. Please contact the County Clerk's Office (618.826.5000 Ext. 191) to be placed on the County Board Meeting Agenda.

You Need To Know

  • 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills

    Currently, the 2018 real estate taxes payable in 2019 are being processed with the State of Illinois. More...

  • 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

2018 Real Estate Tax Bills Delayed

Currently, the 2018 real estate taxes payable in 2019 are being processed with the State of Illinois. Our office anticipates mailing the real estate tax bills out in September. Once further information becomes available, our office will provide a more detailed time line. Thank you.

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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