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

I’m proud to be an American; here’s why

Jessica Stewart, Columnist July 7, 2019

Lately, I've been hearing more and more people saying that they hate America. Even on Independence Day, a day dedicated to celebrating America, people posted on social media saying how people shouldn't...

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The...

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening.

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

Raine Zhu, Photographer July 2, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday...

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...

Tracy Lawrence will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton Park as part of Charlestons Red, White and Blue Days. Admission is free, but attendees should bring a lawn chair.

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham”...

The Mattoon Fire Department displays a flag at the Coles County Airport July 4, 2013. Residents from Charleston, Mattoon and surrounding areas gathered for the fireworks show.

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor June 24, 2014

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The...

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