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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

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 30, 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...

by CORRYN BROCK | THE DAILY EASTERN NEWS
Charleston Police Department Officer Brian Siefferman stands watch outside of a of bar after closing. Siefferman served at two departments before coming to CPD.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Riding with 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 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...

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