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 member of the Charleston Fire Department ties off the perimeter with caution tape while Assistant Fire Chief Tim Meister investigates the building collapse at Smallhorn Law LLC across the street from the Courthouse on the Square.

CFD responds to partial wall collapse downtown

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2022

The west-facing wall of Smallhorn Law, LLC. has partially collapsed. The road and sidewalks between the building and City Hall are currently blocked off. The interior of the building is not damaged. CFD...

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Fire displaces Charleston resident

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2022

A house fire displaced a Charleston resident Sunday morning. The resident was at the home, 1222 Division St., at the time of the fire and was able to make it out without injuries. One cat died in the...

COLUMN: CFD movie night made for good Unofficial

COLUMN: CFD movie night made for good Unofficial

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 10, 2022

On Saturday during Unofficial, the Daily Eastern News had editors do ride-alongs with the Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department.  I was the sole editor who rode along with CFD...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing myself as CPDs overlord

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing myself as CPD’s overlord

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

One of the most frustrating things I have come to learn in my four years at the Daily Eastern News is that, despite our efforts, we cannot educate those who do not wish to be educated. Why? Because some...

Charleston Police Department Lt. Bret Compton talks to a partygoer after they allegedly told someone to run before the individual was ticketed for alleged obscene conduct, in a backyard at the second house of the crawl on Saturday.

Unofficial ‘uneventful,’ police say

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd March 7, 2022

Members of the Charleston police and fire departments say Unofficial 2022 was less chaotic than in years past. Daily Eastern News editors traveled with both departments as they responded to calls both...

Adult dead, child in critical condition after falling through ice

Adult dead, child in critical condition after falling through ice

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2022

One adult is dead and a child is in critical condition after a fall through the ice over a pond near Charleston. The deceased has been identified as Carlos Serafin. Coles-Moultrie County Emergency Communications...

Debris from the deceased man’s car who drove into oncoming traffic causing the five-car accident at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Scanner audio sheds light on fatal 7-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Editor's note: The following story is based on scanner audio from Sept. 19. Timestamps next to subheadings correspond with the attached audio clip.  The scanner audio from Sept. 19 shows what led up...

A member of the Charleston Police Department picks up debris from the five-car accident that happened on the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

High-speed chase leads to 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer September 20, 2021

A high-speed chase that began in Mattoon Sunday afternoon led to a 5-vehicle car wreck at the corner of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue in Charleston near CVS. At least one person was airlifted due...

Grill fire causes damage in Greek Court

Staff Report August 24, 2020

A fire started Saturday afternoon in Greek Court is suspected to have been caused by a grill. The fire caused damage to the fences surrounding dumpsters behind the house, a large portion of the porch,...

Woman found dead at Lake Charleston

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 23, 2020

A 51-year-old dead woman from Chicago was found at Lake Charleston Sunday afternoon from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her identity is being withheld at the request of her family. Individuals...

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