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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

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Charleston Police Officers Jacob Huss and Seth Brewer talk about the Distinguished Citizen medal they were just awarded before they pose for a group photo during the City Council meeting Dec. 7.

DAR presents CPD officers with medals during City Council meeting

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

Three Charleston Police Department officers were awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Medal during the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday night. The officers being...

Members from the Charleston Fire Department and Police Department searach the car of the deceased man who drove onto oncoming traffic to cause the five-car accident that happened an the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Dashcams give more insight for police chase

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2021

Cordell Carter sped away from Charleston Police so fast that he disappeared out of view from a police dashcam within seconds, police records show. The police chase involving Carter was chronicled by...

Diana Rogel, a senior Spanish major, takes her turn in talking about different topics during the Who’s Protecting Us? panel  discussion presented by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Incorporated and Eastern’s Criminal Justice Club.

Panel starts conversation on criminal justice, police brutality

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 28, 2021

“Who’s Protecting Us,” a panel about criminal justice and police brutality, took place in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union Thursday evening.   The event was a collaboration between Eastern’s...

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...

Charleston Police Department Officer Brian Siefferman stands watch outside of a of bar after closing. Siefferman served at two departments before coming to CPD.


Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

I have two big takeaways from my wild night on the town with the Charleston Police Department: 1.) Fear (1996 classic starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg) is the greatest movie of all time. No...

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 19, 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...

Jenny Les mugshot.

Le sentenced to 30 months in DOC, 4 years probation

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter June 17, 2021

Former Eastern student Jenny Le, 27, was sentenced to 30 months in the Department of Corrections, four years of concurrent probation and 100 hours of community service in a plea deal with the Coles County...

Grill fire causes damage in Greek Court

Staff Report August 23, 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...

1 person shot in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

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