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Charleston to vote on budget, tourism fund expenditures

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 15, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on approving the fiscal year 2019-2020 Budget as well as tourism fund expenditures during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Library, playground and recreation, motor fuel tax, drug traffic prevention, tax increment financing (TIF), health self-insu...

City Council to vote on water, sewer rate increase

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on 14 agenda items during its meeting, including a water and sewer rate increase, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. According to the ordinance that would amend the rates to increase them, “it is necessary to increase the charges for said service in order to ...

Charleston named ‘Butterfly Capital of Illinois’

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2019


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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 honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 6, 2019


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The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

City Council to vote on SBLHC plan proposal

Staff Report

March 4, 2019


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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...

City Council approves agreement with Coles County

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 19, 2019


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The Charleston City Council approved the authorization of a contract between the city and the Coles County Regional Planning and Development Commission along with four other action items. The city was recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Eco...

City Council to vote on bid award, ordinance

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 18, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will meet to vote on five action items, including a bid award, during their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The council will vote on a bid from Mid-Illinois Concrete, Inc. to provide concrete for parking improvements for the Illinois Department of Natural Resource...

City Council approves 9 mutual aid agreements

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 5, 2019


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The Charleston City Council approved nine mutual aid agreements along with four other resolutions during their Tuesday night meeting. The agreements will be made individually between the City of Charleston and Charleston and the Clark County Ambulance Service, Dunn’s Ambulance Service, the Village...

City Council to vote on release of closed session meeting minutes

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019


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The Charleston City will vote on authorizing the release of closed session meeting minutes as well as nine other action items during their Tuesday meeting. The council will vote on partial minute releases for July 5, 2017, Dec. 15, 2017, March 6, 2018, July 2, 2018 and July 17, 2018. Closed session...

City council to vote on ambulance billing in Taylorville

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

December 3, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on amending the agreement that provides ambulance billing services to the City of Taylorville as well as three other resolutions and an ordinance. The agreement amendment will increase the current fee of $25 to $30 per claim. Currently, the City of Charleston...

City Council approves 7 items

City Council approves 7 items

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Charleston City Council heard three announcements from the Eastern community and approved all seven action items on their budget Tuesday night. Olivia Meents represented Student Government’s University Enhancements Committee as well as the non-Student Government affiliated Tree Campus Committee a...

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

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 5, 2018


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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...

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