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Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 6, 2020

The Coles County Health Department has confirmed the county’s first case of COVID-19. The patient is at home in isolation. Public health officials are currently working on identifying and monitoring individuals who may have come into contact with the patient to reduce potential additional transm...

Early voting in place until April 1

Maria Ruettiger, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019

The Coles County Clerk’s Office is holding early voting until April 1. Julie Coe, the Coles County clerk and recorder, said that early voting starts 40 days before an election. The first early voting started on March 21, 2006, said Sheryl Thomas, deputy county clerk of elections. “I am guessi...

Candidate forum held for sheriff, state representative races

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 17, 2018

The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Coles County sheriff race and the 110th District State Representative race Tuesday night. Four candidates were invited to speak at the forum, including Greg Voudrie (Democratic candidate for sheriff), Jim Rankin (Republican ...

Candidates for county clerk, county sheriff, state representative to speak at forum

Staff Report

February 13, 2018

All candidates for the contested positions in the primary for Coles County Clerk, Coles County Sheriff and State Representative for the 110th District will speak at a candidates’ forum at the end of the month. Sponsored by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, the forum is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb....

Breakfast offers updates on EIU impact study, new businesses

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017

  Over 240 Coles County residents received updates on Eastern’s economic impact, its new marketing efforts and new local retail businesses during the “Our Town” community breakfast Thursday morning. Attendees read along as Angela Griffin, president of Coles Together, presented a statistic...

Mattoon Police arrest wanted suspect

Charleston patrol lieutenant John Bennet talks on his cell phone after the police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 973 Arthur Ave.

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

March 8, 2017

The Mattoon Police Department took a 16-year-old wanted suspect into custody at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday inside Sunrise Apartments in Mattoon. The juvenile suspect was wanted on a failure to appear in court. He had a warrant out for multiple Coles County cases, including armed robbery, residential burglary,...

Audience wowed at air show

Rowan Faust, a 4-year-old from Philo, Illinois, waves at Wingman Teresa Stokes as she flies past him and his family during the air show at the Coles County Memorial Airport Saturday.

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

August 28, 2016

From the time he started flying as a child, Erik Edgren’s heroes were always air show pilots. On Saturday, he got to fulfill his dream of being one at the Coles County Memorial Airport air show. After his show, in which Edgren performed comedic stunts, many children watching came up and eagerly...

1 suspect arrested, 2 at large after home invasion

Justin Edwards, 26, of Dolton

Staff Report

March 8, 2016

Police responded to a home invasion on the 1400th block of Sixth Street at 8:35 p.m. Friday, according to a Charleston Police Department press release The Coles County Sheriff’s Department and University Police Department were present on the scene. Reports indicated that the suspects were two...

Student community service to fight against hunger

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 10, 2015

Students can participate in weekly events geared toward battling hunger during the month of November. The student community service office will be hosting these events until Thanksgiving break, with specific days focusing on how to fight hunger issues in surrounding areas. The events inclu...

40-mile relay to help Parks and Recreation

40-mile relay to help Parks and Recreation

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 2, 2015

The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready to put on their 40 Mile Relay, taking place Saturday with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Teams pay a registration fee for the relay and all funds go to the parks and recreation department to help fund the programs they run all year,...

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 the Charleston community, according to an article by the JG-TC. Evans said he instructed the juveniles who had previously been arrested to perform some of the crime...

6 juveniles arrested from recent robberies

Staff Report

September 23, 2015

According to a Charleston Police Department press release Wednesday evening, six Charleston juveniles were arrested between Aug. 16 and Sept. 20. The press release was put out regarding the investigation of the recent string of “strong arm robberies” which have happened on and around campus. The...

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