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Visitation, funeral services set for Rennels

Staff Report June 26, 2015

Services for Larry Rennels, the mayor of Charleston who died Thursday morning at age 67, have been set. Family, friends and community members may attend a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28...

Charleston Mayor Larry Rennels displays the next year's fiscal budget at the conclusion of the City Council meeting on April 21 at City Hall.  Rennels died Thursday morning.

Mayor of Charleston dies Thursday morning

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 9 p.m. 6/25/15. Charleston Mayor Larry Rennels died at about 7 a.m. Thursday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. He was 67. Coles County...

City Council approves subdivision development

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief June 17, 2015

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved plans for Luxury Homes to build a subdivision called “20 Acre Woods” just west of Charleston on Tuesday. The city’s expenses will be $17,550 for...

City Council approves Harrison Avenue renovations

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter June 2, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday in favor of buying $6,531.66 in land from property owners on Harrison Avenue so the street can be widened. Buying portions of the owners’ land will allow...

City Council to vote on street maintenance bids

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2015

The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday on funding for general street maintenance throughout the year and buying portions of property on Harrison Avenue so the roads can be renovated. Mayor Larry...

Community members gather before the Charleston City Council began. The final vote for the

Local government reform resolution fails City Council

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted 3-2 against the "Supporting Local Government Relief and Reform" resolution Tuesday after rescinding and revising the original version in previous meetings. Community...

City Council to vote on revised local government resolution

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2015

The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday on a revised resolution called “Supporting Local Government Relief and Reform” and eight ordinances for funding local business renovations. The resolution,...

Council takes steps to buy police vehicle

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor July 1, 2014

The Charleston City Council approved the waiving of the bidding process to purchase a squad car for the police department and awarded bids for general maintenance materials and seal coat Tuesday. The...

City Council to vote on purchase of police squad car

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter June 30, 2014

The Charleston City Council will discuss the purchase of a new squad car for the city's police department, the resurfacing of Reynolds Drive and the purchase of general street maintenance materials. Pilson...

City Council approves equipment, vehicle purchases

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

The Charleston city council approved a loan for $275,000 for the purchase of various pieces of equipment and vehicles for the upcoming year. Mayor Larry Rennels said a loan was obtained through First...

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