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

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...

Safety Walk to follow up on issues

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter November 4, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect a new day for the follow-up. It will be Nov. 16.   A follow-up University Safety Walk will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in front...

Glassman releases off-campus crime statement

Staff Report November 1, 2015

President David Glassman released an email statement in response to the crimes happening off-campus Friday. Glassman said the University Police are taking care to provide a safe campus and will continue...

Philosophy professors discuss the devil

Molly Dotson, Staff Reporter October 28, 2015

Students filled Coleman Auditorium on Wednesday to play the devil’s advocate and discuss whether the being is real. The panel titled, “Does the Devil Exist?” debated the reality of an evil...

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