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Charleston City Council approves road work at meeting

Charleston City Council approves road work at meeting

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018


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The Charleston City Council approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation among other action items during a meeting on Sept. 4. IDOT will begin work on Lincoln Avenue. According to the agreement between the city and IDOT, they will work on approximat...

City Council to vote on raffle license for Five Mile House

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on raffle license for the Five Mile House Foundation to raise funds for the Barn and Blacksmith Shop Project, as well as on other items, during a city council meeting Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at 520 Jackson Ave. According to the application for the raffle license, the fund...

City Council to vote on solar energy system regulations

Staff Report

February 5, 2018


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The City Council will vote on establishing regulations governing commercial solar energy systems at its meeting Tuesday. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. According to the agenda, the city of Charleston researched how commercial solar energy systems affect development in the community,...

City Council approves purchase of playground

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


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The Charleston City Council unanimously approved resolutions for the purchase of a playground to be at Lake Charleston and to set aside $120,000 for the restriping and resurfacing of 10th and 14th streets Tuesday night. A playground will be placed at Lake Charleston to continue an ongoing effort the city...

City council to vote on agreement with commission, street closures

Staff Report

November 6, 2017


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Charleston has chosen the Coles County Regional Planning and Development commission to provide technical assistance services to the city. Because of this, it will vote on a resolution to enter and execute a contractual agreement with the commission at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. According...

City council to vote on amending ambulance rates

Staff Report

April 3, 2017


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The Charleston City Council will amend ambulance and the sewer and water rates at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Council members will vote on whether to amend the base rates applicable for service to residents of the city, including full-time students of Eastern. If passed, the rates...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report

March 20, 2017


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The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

Health inspections lead to new alcohol license regulations

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 8, 2017


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After a series of health and sanitation inspections that found bugs in liquor bottles and dirty taps, the Charleston City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the City Code of Ordinances regarding alcohol license regulations during its meeting Tuesday night. This amendment will grant the city...

City council votes to destroy, archive recordings

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 18, 2017


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The City Council met briefly on Tuesday and voted to authorize the destruction of both audio and video recordings of closed-session meetings and will release some of the closed-session meeting minutes. Anything recordings from the closed-session meetings older than 18 months will be destroyed and...

City Council approves hearing officer agreement

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

November 1, 2016


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  Matthew Lee has been officially authorized as Charleston’s new hearing officer for the Administrative Code Hearing Department. On Tuesday, the Charleston City Council approved the motion to authorize a contractual agreement made in June with Lee. The first code violation hearing is scheduled...

Charleston to vote on closing streets

Staff Report

October 3, 2016


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Various street closures are up for discussion at this week’s Charleston city council meeting. One of these street closures is for the city’s annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration. According to the agenda, the streets that needs to be closed for this are Monroe Avenue from...

City Council approves sending housing grant application

AJ Fournier, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


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  The Charleston City Council approved sending an application for a Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate houses on Tuesday. The grant will help lower-income families with house repairs such as replacing roofs, updating electrical systems and plumbing. No money would be spent out...

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