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

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

The Daily Eastern News

A profile shot of University President David Glassman at his desk in the Presidental Office in Old Main on Monday.

Presidential Search Committee aims to meet early September

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 7, 2022

Eastern’s Presidential Search Committee hopes to have its first meeting in early September to find a replacement for current University President David Glassman, whose contract will expire in June of...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs talks to City Manager Scott Smith before the start of the Tuesday City Council meeting.

City Council waivers bid process for $34K police truck

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved wavering bid procedures to facilitate a new $34,921 police truck through a single-source vendor rather than the comparable state bid price at Tuesday’s...

Natalie Mitlyng, a senior pre-med major, represents Easterns Student Government External Affairs Committee at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Mitlyng spoke to introduce herself and to update the council on what the committee has done for the past few semesters.

City council approves bid for new equipment for fire department

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor November 16, 2021

Charleston City Council approved a bid for 35 new self-contained-breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipment for the fire department Tuesday evening. The total cost for the new SCBAs is $247,450 but the fire...

Charleston City Council Members Tim Newell and Jeff Lahr converse at the end of the Nov. 2 City Council meeting. During the meeting, the council voted on awarding a bid to R&R Services, Inc. from Argenta, Ill., to perform landscape waste tub grinding for the city. The total cost is $45,000 and the funds for the project have already been counted for in Charleston’s FY22 budget.

City council approves waste tub grinding bid

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 2, 2021

Charleston City Council approved a bid for a company to provide landscape waste tub grinding for the city. “Tub grinding” is a process where vegetative waste, especially wood, is thrown into a tub-shaped...

City council to vote on $200,000 bike path resolution

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter August 19, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote  Tuesday on a resolution of $200,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax Funds into the resurfacing and striping of the Lincoln Prairie Pedestrian and Bike Trail. The trail...

Charleston City Council to address resolutions, proclamation

Staff Report September 5, 2017

In Charleston’s Sept. 5 city council meeting, the council will address resolutions for street closures during various parades, as well as city drainage and lime plant treatment issues. The resolution...

City Council speaks out on recent crime at meeting

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 4, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman and Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs prepared statements about the recent rise in crime at the Charleston City Council meeting in city hall Tuesday. Combs read both statements...

City council to vote on daycare ordinance

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 2, 2015

Charleston City Council will be voting on an ordinance granting a petition to the Cornerstone Christian Academy to increase the amount of children in their daycare at their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m....

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs was elected mayor by the City Council Tuesday during an emergency meeting to fill the vacancy of the deceased Larry Rennels.

City Council elects Combs as Charleston mayor

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to elect Brandon Combs to fill the vacancy of mayor following Larry Rennels' death last week. The council then elected Jim Dunn, who served on the council...

City Council to select mayor at emergency meeting

Staff Report June 29, 2015

The Charleston City Council will have an emergency meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to officially select a mayor to fill the vacancy of Larry Rennels. Rennels, who died in office Thursday,...

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