Chester is a city located in Randolph County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,185. It is the county seat of Randolph County.
Chester was the birthplace of Elzie Segar, creator of the comic character, Popeye. There is a statue of Popeye in the town. See the Roadside America description (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/popeye.html) of the statue and its problems with vandals.Web Sites and Links
Chester IllinoisCity and Chamber of Commerce information as well as history of the town, local attractions and special events.
Chester IllinoisLocal news, sports, weather and general information.
Chester Public LibraryInternet access, computers, typewriters available for public use, book delivery to homebound patrons.
Chester Resource GuideA resource guide containing information about local attractions, businesses, and community organizations, as well as links to web sites relevant to the Chester area.
Suntimes OnlineNews and information.