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

Jeff Riggs, his wife Kristen Riggs and their son Caleb Riggs watch the fireworks display at the Coles County Airport Friday as part of Red, White and Blue Days. The two-day celebration ended with the fireworks.

Bruce Springsteen tribute band to perform Sunday during RWB Days

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2022

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, Bruce in the USA will be performing as the main act for the 31st Annual Red, White and Blue Days on Sunday. Lead singer Matt Ryan, along with his band, will be performing...

The Illinois Professional Santa, drives down division street, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Red, White, Blue Days return for 31st year

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2022

Charleston will host its 31st Annual Red White & Blue Days from June 26 to July 4, featuring many diverse events such as pet parades, community art contributions and a $3 all-you-can-eat ice cream...

Councilman Dennis Malak steps up for Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, who was absent at the City Council meeting on Mar. 1 at City Hall. Malak is addressing the public to see if there is any audience presentation. At the meeting the Council stopped declaring a local state of emergency because of the state-wide lift on mask requirements.

City Council approves of 189,468 ozone generator rebuild

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 4-0 in favor of the $189,468 ozone generator rebuild at the water treatment plant during Tuesday night’s meeting. The old generator has served the plant for more...

Tristan Warner (right) from Warner Enterprises talks with a customer at a set of merchant tables at an empty space next to Arby’s Monday. He said Warner Enterprises provides premier consumer fireworks across the state.

FEATURE PHOTO: Selling fireworks on Lincoln Avenue

Raine Zhu, Photographer July 1, 2019

Tristan Warner (right) from Warner Enterprises talks with a customer at a set of merchant tables at an empty space next to Arby’s Monday. He said Warner Enterprises provides premier consumer fireworks...

Community Band salute, bingo to kick off Red, White, Blue Days

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2019

As part of the Red, White and Blue Days celebration, people can attend the Community Band patriotic salute and Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo this week to begin the city's Independence Day festivities. Ginger...

People dressed up as Uncle Sam and the American bald eagle wave to people, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief July 4, 2018

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to...

Parade commemorates Independence Day

AJ Fournier and Cassie Buchman July 5, 2017

Up 6th Street and down Polk Avenue, the annual Fourth of July parade kicked off with firetrucks and police in the front, followed by different businesses and organizations driving through throwing candy...

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