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Residence halls to return to semi-normalcy this fall

Elizabeth Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 21, 2021

Many students are taking advantage of a grant which helps cover the cost of using a double room as a single room for the 2021-22 school year. Eastern’s housing and dining received this federal grant...

City council approves street closures, raffle licenses

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer July 20, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved a resolution to authorize street closures for outdoor band events for Uptowner/Cellar on 7th Street from Monroe Ave. North to Madison Ave. on July 23; Aug. 5,...

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois Journalist July 20, 2021
University of Illinois, other schools have already issued mandates.

City Council to vote on street closures, raffle tickets

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer July 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council will vote upon a resolution to authorize street closures for outdoor band events for Uptowner/Cellar on 7th Street from Monroe Ave. North to Madison Ave. on July 23; Aug....

Board of Trustees approves $40k budget to hire new UPD chief

Corryn Brock, Staff Writer July 15, 2021

Eastern’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement with a consulting firm tasked with finding potential replacements for University Police Department Chief Kent Martin. The agreement will...

Board of Trustees to vote on hiring process for new UPD chief

Corryn Brock, Staff Writer July 14, 2021

University Police Department Chief Kent Martin will be stepping down from his position in September after serving as chief since Sept. 1, 2016. The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday to address his retirement...

Ted’s Warehouse documentary to air on WEIU TV

Elizabeth Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 9, 2021

WEIU-TV’s documentary about Ted’s Warehouse, a bar and entertainment venue that was open in Charleston from the early ‘70s to the mid ‘90s, will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday. Joe Astrouski, an...

Sister Cindy preaches on campus on November 23, 1982.

Sister Cindy is TikTok famous, but Eastern knew her before

Elizabeth Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2021

Students at Eastern know Brother Jed Smock and his wife, Sister Cindy Smock, as campus preachers who make yearly appearances to spread their beliefs and converse with students, but Cindy has found recent,...

City Council approves changes to police force, new SBL storage building

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer July 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council voted upon an ordinance that changed the amount of people in certain positions held in the police department.  The ordinance specifically changes Title 1-8(A)-1 for the...

New details released about Charleston death

Corryn Brock, Staff Writer July 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This story contains graphic details from a police investigation of a death and police interviews with a man charged in connection with the death.   A police affidavit showing...

City Council to vote on changes in police department

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer July 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will be voting upon an ordinance that will change the amount of people in certain positions held in the police department.  The ordinance specifically changes Title 1-8(A)-1...

FYI: Events schedule and details for 4th of July weekend

Elizabeth Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2021

Charleston’s 30th Red, White and Blue Days will take place this weekend, July 3 and 4, followed by the Coles County fireworks event. Betty Coffrin, a member of the event committee, said that the group...

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