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City council vote on taxes

February 6, 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...

Charleston to vote on closing streets

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....

Eastern students affect profits of local businesses

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...

Renovated bar to reopen

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...

Council takes steps to buy police vehicle

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...

Steeples’ status pretrial, jury trial dates set

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...

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

Tracy Lawrence will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton Park as part of Charleston's Red, White and Blue Days. Admission is free, but attendees should bring a lawn chair.
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”...

City Council to vote on purchase of police squad car

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...

Local children can receive free meals during summer season

Local children can receive free meals during summer season
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...

Carnegie Library to teach animal safety

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...

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