Chester

The Illinois Constitution was first signed 200 years ago this Sunday, August 26th.

Stuart Lane, executive director of the governor's office of the Illinois Bicentennial says there will be a lot to see.

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A Chester man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase.

The Chester Bridge was reduced to one lane Thursday for a unique reason.

Suntimesnews reports a 10-foot wide restriction was in place so a film crew could work on a documentary for HBO.

James Harden said the air just outside the Menard Correctional Center smelled better than the air inside he's been breathing for the last 14 years.

The 36-year-old man was freed from the prison in Chester Friday after a judge vacated his wrongful conviction in the 1991 rape and murder of a young girl. DNA evidence cleared him.

But Harden was still waiting for his brother, 34-year-old Jonathan Barr, to be freed. He remained in custody and the reason wasn't clear.

The men were among five teenagers convicted of killing Cateresa Matthews in a Chicago suburb.