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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

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: Gender-specific policy is needed for criminal reform

Gisella Mancera, Columnist March 31, 2022

Catering to gender may seem like the opposite of equality. We should see all people as having equal value and similar capabilities regardless of sex or gender. Therefore, fair treatment is expected in...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Childhoods and education lost to crime

Ellen Dooley, Columnist March 29, 2022

Crime has a lot of impacts in different areas of life. One of those areas is education. Whenever or wherever there is crime, there could be a possibility of disrupting the education of one or several people....

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Author to speak at Eastern’s Lions in Winter Literacy Festival

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 26, 2022

The author of “Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession” is the speaker for the English department’s Lions in Winter Literacy Festival on Wednesday at 5 p.m. virtually through...

STAFF EDITORIAL: President’s visit was insulting to Chicago

Staff Editorial October 28, 2019

Chicago faces a lot of criticism every day, whether it be about the city’s high crime rates or for draining money from the rest of Illinois. Being one of the five most populous cities in the U.S., the...

There are still good cops in the world

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist August 25, 2019

As I was scrolling through my social media last Friday, I saw that an Illinois state trooper, Nick Hopkins, died in an exchange of gunfire in East St. Louis. All he did that morning was go to a house to...

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...

Unidentified man who exposed self to 2 students still at large

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor February 19, 2019

An unidentified suspect remains at large after exposing himself and masturbating in front of two Eastern students at approximately 7:30-8 p.m. Monday at Morton Park. Sadie Elliot, a junior fashion and...

Man arrested for aggravated domestic battery toward brother

Staff Report January 15, 2019

A man has been placed in the Coles County Jail on pending charges of aggravated domestic battery. Anthony M. Fisher, 23, of Effingham, allegedly battered his brother with an empty box cutter inside of...

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...

Some concerned about shots fired

Adrian Bolaji , Contributing Writer November 1, 2016

With shots being fired in the area just a few days ago, some students are concerned but still hopeful for Charleston’s safety. According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, at...

Sexual assault reported Monday

Staff Report November 1, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department responded to a sexual assault report 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Seventh Street. According to an Alert EIU email, the suspect was described as a...

Multiple calls of shots fired Friday morning

Staff Report October 30, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department and University Police Department responded to two shots fired calls Friday morning. The first one occurred at 1:51 a.m. at Ninth Street and Garfield Avenue...

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