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

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, asks if anyone from the audience wants to address the Council at the City Council meeting Oct. 19, 2021.

Companies approved for $7.4M wastewater treatment

Elizabeth Wood, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved engineering companies for the $7.4 million The Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project Tuesday night.   Mayor Brandon Combs said the project is...

Doug West, owner of Breakout Escape Games has photos of other escape rooms he has particpated in on display at his escape room.

Escaping Charleston

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 26, 2021

A world of puzzles and challenges exists just a two-minute walk away from Old Main at 1505 7th St. It's called Breakout Escape Games, and it’s run by Doug West and Elyssa McQuality, an engaged couple...

City Council to vote on tax abatement Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 4, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on abating a tax completely during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  “It is necessary and in the best interests of the City of Charleston that...

Humaira Ahmed, a counseling graduate student, works at her laptop for one of two classes she is taking over the summer at the Buzzard Hall Atrium.

FEATURE PHOTO: Catching up on classwork

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2019

Humaira Ahmed, a counseling graduate student, works at her laptop for one of two classes she is taking over the summer at the Buzzard Hall Atrium. Ahmed said one class is a three-week course, so classwork...

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...

Charleston named ‘Butterfly Capital of Illinois’

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor March 19, 2019

The City of Charleston was named the “Butterfly Capital of Illinois” by the Urban Butterfly Initiative during the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday. Paul Switzer, biological sciences professor,...

City Council to vote on SBLHC plan proposal

Staff Report March 4, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items during the March 5 meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. The council will vote on approving a conceptual plan proposal for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health...

Documentary details Charleston’s account of historical moon landing

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter February 26, 2019

“To The Moon and Back: An Oral History on the Lunar Landing,” a documentary produced in collaboration between the History Department, Booth Library and WEIU-TV, explains Charleston’s account of the...

Support local businesses

Jackson Bayer, Columnist February 11, 2019

Almost five years ago, I moved to Charleston from Austin, Texas, a city with food so good that New York City now has Austin-inspired restaurants (according to ny.eater.com). In Austin, there is a plethora...

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