The Daily Eastern News

City Council to vote on tax abatement Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 3, 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 the tax heretofore levied for the year 2019 to pay such debt service on the Bonds be abated,” accordi...

FEATURE PHOTO: Catching up on classwork

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 has dominated her summer schedule. With a fast-paced college course comes some stress, but...

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 a man in an apartment building on the corner of A Street and Buchanan Avenue at approximately 3:15 p...

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, presented the award to Mayor Brandon Combs and the council. Switzer said UBI’s mission is to...

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 Center HOPD Surgery Center Building. Three easements will also be voted on for homes on Terrace La...

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 moon landing. History graduate student Jonathan Williams and reference librarian Andy Cougill were chie...

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 In Austin, there is a plethora of local restaurants that the city’s residents love, to the point that national chains often hav...

Charleston City Council to vote on amending city code referencing ineligibility for liquor licenses

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 5, 2018

The Charleston City Council will vote on amending the city code referencing ineligibility for a liquor license as well as six other action items at its Tuesday meeting. The subsection the council will vote to change currently says, “No person, individually or as a partner or shareholder in any corpora...

Hidden Treasures fire caused by lightning strike

Staff Report

June 14, 2018

A lightning strike caused the fire at Hidden Treasures resale shop on Sunday. According to a press release from the Charleston Fire Department, fire investigators and the investigator for the insurance company said the cause was determined as a result of the fire patterns and the thunderstorms in...

President, CEO of Ill. Chamber of Commerce to speak at Community Update Breakfast

Staff Report

February 19, 2018

Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce Community Update Breakfast. The breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on March 8 in the banquet facility at the Unique Suites Hotel, 920 West Lincoln...

Faculty Senate to examine Workgroup Review Committee recommendations, discuss potential Charleston Bike Path

Staff Report

February 19, 2018

The Faculty Senate is set to discuss, among other items, its response to the recommendations of the Workgroup Review Committee at its next meeting. During the Workgroup Review Committee’s meetings, it looked at the recommendations made by vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. These recommendations...

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