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Interim Charleston chamber president named
CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors tasked Jordan Landeck with taking over Cindy White's position for the time being following White's departure.White announced her plans toretireJune 30, and it was announce that Landeck, the Chamber communication and eve
Without defendant present, Coles County jury reaches guilty verdict on meth possession
CHARLESTON -- A Coles County jury found a man guilty of methamphetamine possession without him present at his trial.The jury deliberated for about a half-hour before reaching its verdict in the case accusing Joseph J. Vingara of having the drug in Charleston on Oct. 31.Vingara, 35, for whom court re
4-year-old not sitting in car seat dies after accident
At 7:32 p.m. Friday, IMPD officers were called to the incident at the intersection of Country Club Road and Meganwood Drive just north of Rockville Road, where a car had driven off the road and hit a tree, the release said.
Deadly encounter in Normal: 'Not supposed to happen like this'
Soon, the narrow hallway outside Harrison’s family apartment in Normal was filled with gunfire — just feet away from families with kids up late watching cartoons. Neighbors called 911 to report gunshots and men running around. Harrison chased his visitors into a nearby stairwell, where authorities s
Mattoon woman admits to meth offense
CHARLESTON -- A woman avoided a conviction for an offense that required prison time when she admitted having methamphetamine.Johnna S. Krutsinger, 36, for whom court records list an address of 612 Woodlawn Ave., Mattoon, could also ultimately have no record of a conviction, with the agreement on her
Charleston Community Unit School District No.1 Board of Education met June 20
III. Public, Staff Comments or Questions, Written Communications
Arcola City Council met June 18
Approval of June 2, 2018 – June 15, 2018 Bills
Man gets prison for having meth, lying to police in Charleston
CHARLESTON -- A man was sentenced to prison when he admitted having methamphetamine and lying to police during a traffic stop in Charleston.Lucas M. Miner, 30, for whom court records list an address in Tuscola, formerly of Mattoon, pleaded guilty to charges of methamphetamine possession and obstruct
Aggravated battery suspect questioned, released without charges
CHARLESTON -- The Mattoon man who was one of two suspected in kicking a juvenile and stealing items from inside the victim's home was questioned and released without charges, according to police.Joel Shute, Charleston Police Department detective, said some people initially directed police toward Mat
Coles County man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned pleads guilty
CHARLESTON -- A man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned on appeal pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Thursday.Blackie M. Veach was sentenced to prison for 11 years and, with reductions and time served, could be released in less than four years.Though Veach received a 32-year sentence af
Mattoon man arrested for aggravated battery, burglary; another suspect on the loose
CHARLESTON -- A Mattoon man was arrested for allegedly kicking a juvenile and stealing items from inside the victim's home May 28, Charleston police say.Austen R. Lee, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery and residential burglary in connection with the incident, and police are s
Neoga Community Unit School District 3 Board met June 14
1 Approval of May 10, 2018 regular meeting minutes, May 10, 2018 closed session minutes,
Suspects rob Burger King at gunpoint
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are looking for two armed robbery suspects. It happened about 10:20 pm, Thursday, at Burger King, in the 1300-block of North Keller Drive.
Two-vehicle crash on I-70 Thursday leads to personal injury
The driver of the Toyota, Abdullahi Noor, 30, of Kansas City, exited the vehicle on his own and was transported to the Terra Haute Regional Hospital for treatment.
Mattoon police make arrests for burglary, more
MATTOON -- A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after he went to a store with plans to steal, according to Mattoon police.Robert C. Nall, 61, of Mattoon was arrested on Wednesday, according to a news release. It said he's suspected of taking more than $400 in groceries from the Mattoon County
Charleston Hibbett Sports has closed; reasons unknown
The Charleston storefrontopened in 2001, the JG-TC reported previously. The store offered a wide variety of athletic apparel, equipment and shoes, specializing is selling equipment for baseball, basketball, football, softball and other team sports.
Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met June 12.
3 Board Action to Approve the Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Barak Properties, LLC for Property Located at 4814 Paradise Road, Mattoon, IL 61938, Commonly Known as M&M Pump Supply
Charleston school board OKs insurance with 'malicious acts' coverage
CHARLESTON -- A small insurance premium increase means the Charleston school district will be covered for some expenses that might result from acts of violence.During its meeting Wednesday, the Charleston school board voted torenew the district's property and casualty insurancethat included addition
Man faces drug & trespass charges
Chad Sanders, 42, was arrested about 11:30 pm, Tuesday, in the 2600-block of Prairie Avenue.
Trouble with trucks on residential roads
For years, Jim Farley says his home on Taft Avenue has been peaceful and quiet. But, a few years ago, something changed.