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5th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois presiding Judge Mark Bovard swears in the new Coles County Sheriff Kent Martin at the Coles County Courthouse Thursday morning.

Coles County Sheriff to not enforce new Illinois Assault Ban

Staff Report January 13, 2023

The Coles County Sheriff’s Department will not be enforcing the newly legislated Assault Ban signed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Kent Martin. The sheriff’s...

From right, Tyler Heleine, interim sheriff for Coles County, is congratulated by Coles County Board member Darrell Cox for being officially declared as interim sheriff at the end of the Thursday County Board meeting.

County board appoints interim sheriff

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 12, 2022

The Coles County Board appointed Tyler Heleine, the Coles County chief deputy, to officially be the Coles County interim sheriff at Tuesday's meeting. Heleine has been announced as the Coles County...

Coles County Sheriff Jimmy Rankin, shakes hands with Hannah Choat, an eighth grader at Charleston Middle School, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Rankin signs off for last time months earlier than expected

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Coles County Sheriff James Rankin signed off for the last time Wednesday afternoon. Rankin was originally elected in 2014 and announced in April 2021 that he would not seek re-election, saying he...

Ex-CPD officer appears in court after being on the run for 7 years

Ex-CPD officer appears in court after being on the run for 7 years

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

A recently apprehended former Charleston Police Department officer, David Iwaniw, who was on the Coles County Top 10 Most Wanted List, appeared in court Tuesday to request a jury trial and waive a preliminary...

U.S. Marshals Service apprehend former CPD officer on countys most wanted list

U.S. Marshals Service apprehend former CPD officer on county’s most wanted list

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd January 31, 2022

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that Iwaniw was charged with the counts listed. A former Charleston Police Department officer who was on the Coles County Sheriff Department’s...

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