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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

Coles County drug court: How the former ‘Meth Capital of Illinois’ responds to addiction

Coles County drug court: How the former ‘Meth Capital of Illinois’ responds to addiction

Lauren Frick, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

Every community strives to develop an identity that distinguishes it from the rest. But none seek out the notoriety associated with Coles County in 2004: “Meth Capital of Illinois,” according to...

Meth possession most common felony in Coles County

Meth possession most common felony in Coles County

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 29, 2022

Meth possession was the most common felony committed in Coles County in 2021.   As has been the case for the past 20 years, the felony numbers in Coles County continue to fluctuate, as 2021, with...

States attorney: Students not large source of crime

State’s attorney: Students not large source of crime

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 29, 2022

Crime rates can tell a prosecutor, judge, jury, the public or citizens many things, but one of the hardest discoveries in Charleston is discovering if the crime in this college town is caused by the university...

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