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City Council to vote on CPD renovation items

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 14, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two items related to remodeling and renovating the Charleston Police Department.  The first agenda item would allow the allocation of up to $350,000 of the Tax Increment Financing fund for the remodel and exterior renovation. The second agenda item is a r...

Cannabis businesses will benefit Charleston

Staff Editorial

October 1, 2019

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Charleston City Council approved an ordinance to establish a moratorium on cannabis business establishments. The reason given by Mayor Brandon Combs was that the council needed to do more research and have more information on what the regulations for cannabis ...

City Council approves moratorium for cannabis businesses

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted unanimously to establish a moratorium for cannabis businesses at its meeting Tuesday evening. This moratorium was established to study the introduction of cannabis businesses in Illinois and develop the appropriate regulations consistent with the intent of the city’s...

City Council approves 6 street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve six street closures during its meeting Tuesday. The street closures approved were: * 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on ...

City Council to vote on street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The council will vote on six street closures during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  A street closure for the Charleston High School Homecoming Parade was requested for 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on Monroe Avenue...

City Council to vote on proclamations

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two proclamations from the mayor and a raffle license. The two proclamations will designate two weeks as Constitution Week and Fire Prevention Week in the city. The week of Sept. 17–23, 2019 will be named as Constitution Week if it is approved because “it...

City Council approves Do Not Self Deploy city agreement

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 21, 2019

The Charleston City Council approved a Do Not Self Deploy intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Charleston and Mattoon Tuesday evening. The agreement will make it so that if a disaster occurs, volunteers will not come to the area without being asked or qualified to help in a disaster. Volunteers...

City council to vote on $200,000 bike path resolution

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote  Tuesday on a resolution of $200,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax Funds into the resurfacing and striping of the Lincoln Prairie Pedestrian and Bike Trail. The trail goes from the City of Mattoon to the City of Charleston, spanning 12.9 miles. The council will...

City Council accepts IHDA APP grant award

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to accept the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP grant award in the amount of $55,000. Mayor Brandon Combs said the city applied for grant funding from the IHDA's Abandoned Property program in December of last year. Since then, the IHDA agreed to issue...

City Council to vote on Illinois Housing Development grant

Staff Report

July 16, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items Tuesday, including a resolution that would authorize accepting the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP Grant Award. According to the resolution, the Illinois Housing Development Authority has agreed to issue a grant from the Abandoned...

City Council approves resolution for project to improve Lake Charleston

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve all action items on its agenda, including a resolution to accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a steel sheet pile shore wall for Dam A at Lake Charleston, during its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Brandon Combs said the sheet piling shore wall will...

City Council to vote on bid award for Lake Charleston project

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on a resolution that would accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a public works project at Lake Charleston during its Tuesday meeting. The resolution says the bid award is for the city’s steel sheet piling shore wall on Dam A at Lake Charleston. Out of five total bidders for the project, G & H Marine Inc. had the lowest at $267,785: it charges a total of...

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