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

COLUMN: Away from campus blues

COLUMN: Away from campus blues

Ellen Dooley, Columnist May 18, 2022

Usually, I would be writing from my ever-so-comfortable Andrews Hall, but I am back home in my Chicago-land suburbs. After being home for about a week, I have felt the need to re-adjust back home. I did...

Wes Davis demonstrates one of the many machines in the Lovells Shoe Repair workshop during a tour Thursday morning.

Lovells sews communities together for 43 years of service

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 14, 2022

Lovells Shoe Repair is a small shoe repair store near Charleston Square that has been mending broken soles, sewing bags and more for the past 43 years since 1979.  When entrepreneur Sara Lovell started...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs passesa bill to for City Council Member Dennis Malak to sign stating the approval of a resolution at Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022’s City Council meeting at City Hall.

Charleston City Council approves $79K purchase for EMS equipment

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor February 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved a $79,522.05 purchase of five AutoPulse Systems from Zoll Medical Corporation for Charleston’s EMS on Tuesday night.  The Zoll AutoPulse is a battery-operated...

Education majors and faculty: COVID-19 not only cause for teacher shortage

Education majors and faculty: COVID-19 not only cause for teacher shortage

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 25, 2022

For the Regional Office of Education district #11, there has been a growing teacher shortage crisis for schools across Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar and Shelby counties. In...

Charleston City Council Members Tim Newell and Jeff Lahr converse at the end of the Nov. 2 City Council meeting. During the meeting, the council voted on awarding a bid to R&R Services, Inc. from Argenta, Ill., to perform landscape waste tub grinding for the city. The total cost is $45,000 and the funds for the project have already been counted for in Charleston’s FY22 budget.

City Council rejects bid for project at Sister City Park

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 18, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved an item rejecting all bids for the Sister City Phase II Maintenance Building Project. Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs said there was one bid for the project,...

Antonio Norman

Eastern student charged with aggravated battery

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

Editor’s note: The name of the individual who reported the accused will be referred to as John Doe to protect his identity. Antonio Norman, a junior criminology major, was charged with aggravated...

Charleston City Council member, Jeff Lahr, gives approval to an agenda item at the City Council meeting Oct. 19, 2021.

City Council to vote on waste tub grinding bid

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 1, 2021

Charleston’s City Council will vote on awarding a bid to a company to perform landscape waste tub grinding for the city. The lowest bidder for the project was R&R Services, Inc. from Argenta,...

Joey Veronico, a junior marketing major from Hoffman Estates, walks past the Greenwood School Museum on March 31, 2010.

The history of Charleston’s schoolhouse, Greenwood

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 1, 2021

If the 48 stars on the American flag don’t illustrate the age of the Greenwood School in Charleston, Illinois, then maybe the decrepit bookshelves or the toys at the front of the room will. The one-room...

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...

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