Chester

Scales Of Justice

Jury Awards $180 Million To Men Burned In Grain Bin Explosion

A federal jury in St. Louis has awarded $180 million to three men battered and burned while working in a Chester, Ill., grain bin that exploded in 2010.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Earthquake

Downstate Illinois Residents Awoken By Earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Prison fence

Official Calls For Probe Of Prison’s Workers’ Comp

Illinois’ workers’ compensation commission is calling for an investigation of nearly $10 million paid out in claims to more than half the staff of an Illinois prison.

12/30/2010