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 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: what's 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Mattoon Police arrest wanted suspect

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...

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.

Audience wowed at air show

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...

Justin Edwards, 26, of Dolton

1 suspect arrested, 2 at large after home invasion

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...

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