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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

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...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads a resolution at the City Council meeting Oct. 5, 2021.

City Council to vote on company for $7.4M project

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 18, 2021

Charleston’s city council will vote on contracts for engineering services to work on the $7.4 million Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project. The first contract would be with Donohue...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads a resolution at the City Council meeting Oct. 5, 2021.

City Council approves $7.4M bid

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 5, 2021

Charleston’s City Council approved a $7.4 million bid for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Williams Brothers Construction of East...

City Council approves $8M loan plan

City Council approves $8M loan plan

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 22, 2021

Charleston’s City Council authorized a plan to borrow $8.5 million from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program to improve the city’s sewage systems. During the meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brandon Combs...

On Sept. 7, 2021 the Mayor of Charleston, Brandon Combs conducts the City Council Meeting. During this meeting, the coucil voted on appropriating two different funds; $130,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds from FY 2014/FY2015 and $180,000 from MTF funds from FY 2016/FY 2017.

City Council set to meet Tuesday to discuss city issues

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 20, 2021

Charleston City Council is meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the City of Charleston’s plan to borrow $8,500,000 to improve the city’s sewage systems and other issues.  If approved, the...

On Sept. 7, 2021 the Mayor of Charleston, Brandon Combs conducts the City Council Meeting. During this meeting, the coucil voted on appropriating two different funds; $130,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds from FY 2014/FY2015 and $180,000 from MTF funds from FY 2016/FY 2017.

City Council declares local state of emergency after rise in COVID-19 cases

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 7, 2021

Charleston City Council declared a state of emergency for the city on Tuesday night in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections in Coles County. The state of emergency was active for most...

Combs approved to choose Illinois Municipal League delegates

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

During the meeting Tuesday, Charleston City Council approved a resolution allowing Mayor Brandon Combs to pick delegates for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League.   This will...

City Council to pick delegates for Illinois Municipal League

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

During the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday there will be a vote on a resolution that will allow Mayor Brandon Combs to pick delegates for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League.  This...

City Council to vote on ending local state of emergency

Helena Edwards, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution for declaring a local state of emergency with a termination provision.   Depending on the results of that vote, there may be a declaration...

City Council to discuss opposition of TIF bill

Helena Edwards, Staff Reporter May 17, 2021
The Charleston City Council will meet Tuesday to vote upon a resolution that will oppose the bill SB2298 that is Amending the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. 

Tax levy ordinance ready for public inspection

Corryn Brock, News Editor December 4, 2019

The Charleston City Council approved putting the annual tax levy ordinance for the fiscal year May 1, 2020, to April 20, 2021, on file for public inspection. The total amount for the levy on file is...

City Council to vote on annual tax levy Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor December 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on the annual tax levy during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The tax levy ordinance is for the fiscal year beginning on May 1, 2020, and ending April...

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