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City council vote on taxes

News Staff

February 7, 2017

  The Charleston City Council will vote on abating several taxes at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The first tax was levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $6,140,000 general obligation refunding bonds. The other one was also levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $950,000 general obligation...

Charleston to vote on closing streets

Staff Report

October 3, 2016

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...

Eastern students affect profits of local businesses

Blake Warman, City Editor

August 28, 2014

With the return of Eastern students, the city of Charleston goes through a system of changes. One of these substantial changes is the increase in town population. With this increase, local businesses gain more customers than over the summer. Many businesses feel this increase in customers and overall...

Renovated bar to reopen

Blake Warman, City Editor

August 26, 2014

A local bar, Stu’s, after having renovations done over the summer, looks to make a big return starting Friday from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. with new lighting and an updated sound system. Denis Beharovic the head of PR and booking, said he is preparing for the new school year and the newly renovated Stu...

Council takes steps to buy police vehicle

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

July 1, 2014

The Charleston City Council approved the waiving of the bidding process to purchase a squad car for the police department and awarded bids for general maintenance materials and seal coat Tuesday. The council voted to waive the bidding process so a vehicle that meets the department's needs can be purchased. Mayor...

Steeples’ status pretrial, jury trial dates set

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 30, 2014

A status pretrial and a jury trial were set Monday during a status trial for Larry Steeples, a man facing first-degree murder charges. Steeples, 52, will have a status pretrial on July 28 and a jury trial at 9 a.m. on Oct. 6. Steeples’ attorney, Lupita Thompson, said at the status trial she was...

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will be helping kick off the 4th of July celebrations...

City Council to vote on purchase of police squad car

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2014

The Charleston City Council will discuss the purchase of a new squad car for the city's police department, the resurfacing of Reynolds Drive and the purchase of general street maintenance materials. Pilson Auto Center, a local vendor, plans to provide a squad car with an amount equal to or lower than...

Local children can receive free meals during summer season

Local children can receive free meals during summer season

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 12, 2014

Children in Charleston and Ashmore can receive free meals throughout the summer as part of the Summer Meal Program, facilitated by the Student Community Service Office and the Mattoon Salvation Army. Rachel Fisher, the director of student community service, said the meal program is a way to provide...

Carnegie Library to teach animal safety

Katie Smith, News Editor

June 10, 2014

Members of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library will host an animal safety program in partnership with the University of Illinois’ Veterinary Student Outreach Program (VSOP) at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s craft room. Beth Lugar, the event’s coordinator, said “Muttigrees” is a program...

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