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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Coles County citizens protest outside of the Coles County Courthouse Friday afternoon.

Protest highlights bond, sentence concerns

Corryn Brock, News Editor August 30, 2021

Coles County citizens protested for changes within the Coles County Courthouse Friday afternoon. The protest was organized by JoDee Gravil, who founded the group Justice in Coles County. Gravil said...

Jenny Les mugshot.

Le sentenced to 30 months in DOC, 4 years probation

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter June 17, 2021

Former Eastern student Jenny Le, 27, was sentenced to 30 months in the Department of Corrections, four years of concurrent probation and 100 hours of community service in a plea deal with the Coles County...

James Brigham

Bomb threat suspect pronounced dead after fall from the balcony of the Coles County Courthouse

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor January 25, 2019

The man who fell off the second-story balcony of the Coles County Courthouse Tuesday has died, according to a press release from the Champaign County Coroner. James B. Brigham, 49, was pronounced dead...

Preliminary hearing set for suspect in robberies

Staff Report October 11, 2015

A trial date has been set for one of the suspects in the robbery cases that occurred in August and September. Ezra Evans, 18, of Chicago, led the robberies that occurred on Eastern’s campus and in...

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