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

Dave Seiler and other members in the audience cheer and raise up their signs as JB Pritzker, the current governor of Illinois, enters the room of the Charleston Library.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker: ‘Hate is on the ballot’

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 25, 2022

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker visited Charleston on Thursday at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on his way down to the DuQuoin State Fair. While Pritzker was at the library, an event hosted by...

Silver Damsen, a co-chair of Coles Progressives, delivers her speech on gun reform during the March For Our Lives rally held at the Coles County Courthouse on Saturday.

More than 60 rally in downtown Charleston on gun restrictions

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2022

As one of two Democrats on the Coles County Board, Gail Mason said she is shocked by recent gun violence and felt she needed to be involved with these issues.  Mason has traveled to more than 40 countries...

J.B. Pritzker talks with a Charleston resident Wednesday after a meet and greet at the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop.

Pritzker discusses game plan, opens up about wiretap

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief July 6, 2017

Democratic primary gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker addressed how he would work with the legislature and his platforms during a meet and greet arranged by the Coles County Democrats. Supporters...

Dennis Malak, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 110th represenative district, sits next to an empty chair and answers questions from community members during a forum Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Reggie Phillips, the incumbent representative, was not in attendance.

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Angelica Cataldo , Entertainment Reporter October 12, 2016

The candidate forum Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union allowed students, faculty, staff and community members to ask the candidates questions about their campaign and their plans...

Democratic headquarters open, both parties plan for student participation

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor September 9, 2016

As November elections loom just around the corner, the Coles County Democrats and Republicans plan to focus their attention on registering students to vote and encouraging them to get involved. John...

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