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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Charlestons Fourth of July parade started in the square with multiple different groups distributing candy and showing representation like the countys Democrat and Republican groups, Charleston High Schools cheerleaders, multiple church groups, the local martial arts class and even clowns riding dirtbikes.

Charleston hosts 31st Annual RWB Days

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2022

Hundreds of people gathered in Charleston to celebrate Monday's 31st Annual Red, White and Blue Days. The event brought local and distant communities to Charleston to partake in the Fourth festivities. Many...

COLUMN: Holidays arent always great

COLUMN: Holidays aren’t always great

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 29, 2021

When most people think of holidays, they think of celebrations and a time to catch up with family and friends. All of the ads, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, show happy families...

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

Luke 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...

Red White and Blue Days returns for 28th year

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2018

The Red White and Blue Days festival returns to Charleston for its 28th year, and there are a number of events from June 28 to July 4. Betty Coffrin, a committee member for Red White and Blue Days,...

The Mattoon Fire Department displays a flag at the Coles County Airport July 4, 2013. Residents from Charleston, Mattoon and surrounding areas gathered for the fireworks show.

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor June 24, 2014

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The...

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