The Daily Eastern News

Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade kicks off Friday

Sara Maddox, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

The City of Mattoon is hosting its annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade and Festival Friday, Dec. 7. The festival and parade will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be held in Mattoon’s downtown area between 15th and 21st streets on Broadway Avenue. Admission to this even...

President, CEO of Ill. Chamber of Commerce to speak at Community Update Breakfast

Staff Report

February 19, 2018

Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce Community Update Breakfast. The breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on March 8 in the banquet facility at the Unique Suites Hotel, 920 West Lincoln...

Safety should be a priority

Staff Editorial

September 21, 2017

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought to the forefront for public consideration. Kent Martin, chief of the university police department, said in Sept. 19’s meeting of the Faculty Senate that...

A celebration of the arts: Mattoon Art Works offers creative experience

Brandon Winner, Managing Editor

June 10, 2017

Mattoon Arts Council is hosting the 6th annual Mattoon Art Works from 10am-6pm, Saturday June 10 in the new Heritage Park at 17th street and Broadway Ave., and the Mattoon depot. This daylong event is dedicated to the arts and features many artists on hand to give demonstrations and sell their work,...

6-year-old girl injured in car accident on Lerna Road

Police cars and fire engines surround the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon.

Staff Report

May 24, 2017

A 6-year-old Mattoon girl is being treated at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana Wednesday for injuries she received after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Captain Brian Huston, from the Coles County Sheriff’s Office, identified the girl as Lillian Schuler. Schuler was a passenger in...

AMC theater temporarily closed

Staff Report

May 19, 2017

The AMC Theater at 2509 Hurst Drive in Mattoon is temporarily closed as a result of high winds that damaged the roof. Ed Dowd, the executive director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, said from his understanding they are working on fixing the damage as soon as possible. Dowd said the damage...

CAT to perform Rocky Horror this weekend in Mattoon

Kali Wolf, the actor playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter, sings “Sweet Transvestite” during a dress rehersal Tuesday in the Mattoon Train Depot.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 12, 2016

The Charleston Alley Theatre will be doing the time warp again in their third production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.” Director Marie Jozwiak held auditions back in August and now, with help from musical director Tony Cox, executive producer Duke Bagger and the rest of the...

Picture gallery: Bagelfest parade

A Bagelfest banner was walked down the parade after the emergency vehicles to signal the beginning of the rest of the parade, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the event.

Tony Komada, Online Editor

July 18, 2015

The Bagelfest parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mattoon's unique event to signify their importance with Lender's Bagels....

Storm damages high school gymnasium, businesses

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 3 p.m. 6/11/2015 to reflect that no injuries resulted from the storm. Incorrect information was supplied to The Daily Eastern News. Severe weather in Coles County ended with straight-line winds damaging Charleston High School’s gymnasium Sunday. ...

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