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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 goes from the City of Mattoon to the City of Charleston, spanning 12.9 miles. The council will...

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 to temporarily close certain streets for three parades are as follows: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on...

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 after the council had gone over and voted on items in the agenda. Glassman was out of town...

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. in City Hall. The academy is a daycare is licensed through the state and is currently located at...

City Council elects Combs as Charleston mayor

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.

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 from 1987 to 2013, to fill Combs’ seat as council member. Council member Matthew Hutti was voted to t...

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, took his oath of office in May 2013, and his term would have extended to April 2017. The agenda for the emergency meeting contains eight action items. The council will first declare the vacancy of the office of m...

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