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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

Charleston residents wait in line to vote at the Coles County Courthouse.

Coles County citizens, activists vote for their causes

Luke Taylor and Rob Le Cates November 8, 2022

Mary Bushar served as an election judge for the first time in 2022 after retiring from teaching physical education at Charleston High School in May. “I love the political process. I love history. I...

Get to know local candidates

Get to know local candidates

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

The News contacted candidates with a list of questions to learn about them and their stances on various issues. The same questions were sent to al candidates listed on the Coles County 2022 General Election...

Bradyn Wambach (right) and Gentry Cospy (left) hold the planchette while communicating with spirits through an ouija board at Airtight Bridge on Wednesday night, Oct. 12. The group performed a séance in the middle of Airtight Bridge in an attempt to communicate with spirits, with help from Tristen Marlow.  Some spirits include Diana Marie Riordan-Small, a resident of Bradley, Ill, who dissappeared from her home a short time before her remains were found in Airtight Bridges river bed.

Investigating Airtight Bridge

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022
A local paranormal investigation crew looks into the site of Coles County's most haunting murder.
Former Illinois Governor Edward Coles

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements: Edward Coles

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

Max Jabrixio, public engagement manager at Apex Clean Energy, leads a Zoom call on clean energy. The call was hosted by the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

Coles Wind talks clean, wind energy

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 9, 2021

Apex Clean Energy is proposing a wind farm project in Coles County which they say could bring in millions of dollars to local communities. The proposed project, Coles Wind, would consist of 70 turbines...

Event to propose wind farm Tuesday

Event to propose wind farm Tuesday

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 8, 2021

A representative from Coles Wind will present Tuesday in a virtual event to share details on a proposed wind farm for Coles County. The presentation will be held over Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. on Nov....

Coles County announces six more COVID-related deaths

Coles County announces six more COVID-related deaths

Staff Report September 16, 2021

The Coles County Health Department announced the death of six residents with COVID-19 Thursday afternoon. These additional deaths bring the total COVID-19 deaths up to 112 in Coles County. The Coles...

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...

COVID-19 guidelines: whats what

COVID-19 guidelines: what’s what

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2021

Eastern will be expecting but not requiring COVID-19 vaccines during the Fall 2021 semester. Regardless of vaccination status, however, all students and staff should report their status to the university...

Electronics recycling event to be held Saturday

Staff Report May 21, 2021
Coles County residents can properly recycle electronics this weekend at the Coles County Airport in Mattoon.
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...

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...

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