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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

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads out a ordinance which provides an additional amount of Tax Increment Financing funds to The Body Club at 618 Jackson Avenue at Tuesday afternoons City Council meeting at City Hall.

City Council approves city towing agreement

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter November 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved authorizing the execution of the Towing of Vehicles Agreement on Tuesday evening.   The Towing of Vehicle Agreement is an agreement between the Charleston...

A worker from CJs Towing hooks up one of the damaged vehicles to the towing jack Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Division Street and Madison Avenue. The accident involved two vehicles with both people involved uninjured according to Charleston police.

Two-vehicle accident on Division, Madison intersection results no injuries

Staff Report November 3, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, two vehicles were involved in a car accident on the intersection of Division St. and Madison Ave. in Charleston. Airbags were deployed and both vehicles were towed from the accident. No...

The Charleston Fire Department and Charleston Police Department respond to a two vehicle accident on University Drive and West Grant Avenue Monday afternoon. Two people were transported to the hospital.

Two-vehicle accident on University Drive sends two to hospital

News Staff October 3, 2022

A two vehicle accident on University Drive and W Grant Ave occurred late Monday afternoon with two being transported to the hospital. The Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department...

Ex-CPD officer to plead guilty to Class 2 felony

Ex-CPD officer to plead guilty to Class 2 felony

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 6, 2022

David Iwaniw, 43-year-old former Charleston Police Department officer, has open plead guilty to a Class 2 felony charge for allegedly violating his bail bond for three Class 1 felonies on Tuesday at a...

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...

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...

Ex-CPD officer appears in court after being on the run for 7 years

Ex-CPD officer appears in court after being on the run for 7 years

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

A recently apprehended former Charleston Police Department officer, David Iwaniw, who was on the Coles County Top 10 Most Wanted List, appeared in court Tuesday to request a jury trial and waive a preliminary...

U.S. Marshals Service apprehend former CPD officer on countys most wanted list

U.S. Marshals Service apprehend former CPD officer on county’s most wanted list

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd January 31, 2022

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that Iwaniw was charged with the counts listed. A former Charleston Police Department officer who was on the Coles County Sheriff Department’s...

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...

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