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

Charlestons Fourth of July parade started in the square with multiple different groups distributing candy and showing representation like the countys Democrat and Republican groups, Charleston High Schools cheerleaders, multiple church groups, the local martial arts class and even clowns riding dirtbikes.

Charleston hosts 31st Annual RWB Days

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2022

Hundreds of people gathered in Charleston to celebrate Monday's 31st Annual Red, White and Blue Days. The event brought local and distant communities to Charleston to partake in the Fourth festivities. Many...

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...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Charleston Police Officers Jacob Huss and Seth Brewer talk about the Distinguished Citizen medal they were just awarded before they pose for a group photo during the City Council meeting Dec. 7.

DAR presents CPD officers with medals during City Council meeting

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

Three Charleston Police Department officers were awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Medal during the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday night. The officers being...

FYI: Events schedule and details for 4th of July weekend

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2021

Charleston’s 30th Red, White and Blue Days will take place this weekend, July 3 and 4, followed by the Coles County fireworks event. Betty Coffrin, a member of the event committee, said that the group...

Red, White and Blue Days seeks vendors

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021
Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days committee members have opened vendor applications and parade entries for 2021.
Quinn Hussey (left) and Sean Hussey (right) sing at Morton Park Wednesday evening for the Red, White and Blue Days. The two are brothers, natives of Charleston and make up the band The Hussey Brothers.

Joyful bubbles, live entertainment lighten up Morton Park, despite weather

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter July 3, 2019

Family friendly activities and food vendors kicked off the Red, White and Blue Days in Morton Park on Wednesday amid the rainy weather. Most huddled under pavilions and umbrellas as they signed up for...

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...

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs Amazing Grace at the Kiwanis Park Thursday evening.

FEATURE PHOTO: Charleston Community Band patriotic salute

Raine Zhu, Photographer June 27, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs "Amazing Grace" at the Kiwanis Park Thursday evening. This was part of the band's patriotic salute; the band performed...

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