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

The Eastern Illinois University Police Departments newest patrol vehicle, Car 42, parked the EIU police station on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

Fresh set of wheels for Eastern police department

T.J. Seputis, Reporter October 13, 2023

As part of its mission to keep the campus safe, the Eastern Illinois University Police Department recently put its newest patrol vehicle into operation. Having functional patrol vehicles is...

letter to the editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: UPD failed me, do not let them fail others

Corryn Brock December 1, 2022

Starting in February, I became the target of dozens of hateful and/or threatening posts on the infamous app Yik Yak because of my work for the Daily Eastern News. Posts like “her dad can’t save her...

A member of the Charleston Police Department picks up debris from the five-car accident that happened on the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

High-speed chase leads to 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer September 20, 2021

A high-speed chase that began in Mattoon Sunday afternoon led to a 5-vehicle car wreck at the corner of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue in Charleston near CVS. At least one person was airlifted due...

City Council to vote on CPD renovation items

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 14, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two items related to remodeling and renovating the Charleston Police Department.  The first agenda item would allow the allocation of up to $350,000 of the Tax...

Eastern Student accused of Class X felonies

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 3, 2019

An Eastern student was arrested for allegedly committing two Class X, one Class Three and one Class One felony. Jenny L. Le, 25, of Charleston is accused of possessing 5,000 grams of marijuana and 600...

1 person shot in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor March 6, 2019

The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor March 4, 2019

A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital...

1 in custody for Jan. 4 stabbing

Staff Report January 9, 2019

A man has turned himself in for a stabbing on Jan. 4 in the 300 block of Madison Ave. Lorenzo Patton, 44, turned himself into the Coles County Jail following a warrant issued for his arrest for aggravated...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor March 19, 2017

The University Police Department and Charleston Police Department used McAfee Gym Tuesday and Thursday over spring break to train officers for active shooter scenarios. Brett Compton, patrol officer...

CPD narrows down robbery suspects

Staff Report September 2, 2016

The Charleston Police department was able to eliminate several people as suspects for a robbery at Prairie State Bank Wednesday. As of press time, the suspect, who took $5,800 according to Charleston...

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