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Rural Mattoon woman dies in accident at Route 316 and Loxa Road
LOXA -- A 38-year-old local woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision at Illinois Route 316 and Loxa Road northeast of Mattoon. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said April Fisher, 38, who lived on Lake Paradise Road in rural Mattoon, died when another vehicle hit her auto in the driver's side.
Former Mattoon man sentenced to 78 months for bank fraud
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (WAND)- A 75-year-old former Mattoon man has been sentenced to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal bank fraud charges. Alfred Cross, lately of Kinmundy, pleaded guilty to schemes in which he opened accounts at Illinois banks and deposited large checks on out-of-
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How This Illinois 'Burger King' Has Defied the Global Chain with the Same Name
As you may or may not have heard, Burger King is currently offering a one-cent Whopper deal, which is unlocked by downloading the fast food chain’s smartphone app and placing an order within 600 feet of a McDonald’s restaurant—a deal that’s perceived as a troll move toward the brand’s biggest rival.
New shelter, community kitchen building to host tours
MATTOON -- Community members are invited to tour The Haven's new homeless shelter and community kitchen building during a grand opening event Sunday afternoon. Executive Director Michael Stopka said The Haven has scheduled this event for 2-4 p.m. as it prepares to relocate into the new building, 181
Mattoon Taco Bell to move closer to Interstate 57
MATTOON -- The Taco Bell restaurant in Mattoon is slated to move east from its longtime location in front of the Cross County Mall to a new site closer to Interstate 57. The City of Mattoon building and construction code office recently received a site plan for the planned construction of a new Taco
Man gets chance to avoid conviction record for Coles County meth offense
CHARLESTON -- A man could have no record of a conviction for methamphetamine possession if he completes his probation sentence with no violations. That was the agreement reached in the case against Matthew S. Hensley, who pleaded guilty to a charge that accused him of having the drug on April 20.
St. Louis Cardinals coming to Mattoon for caravan
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – The St. Louis Cardinals are planning to meet with fans in Mattoon soon after the new year starts. Lake Land College has announced it will host the St. Louis Cardinals Caravan on Sunday, Jan. 20. Doors will open at 11 a.m. before the event starts at noon in the Lake Land Colleg
Mattoon police arrest Charleston man on meth charge
MATTOON -- Police officers arrested a Charleston man on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine Thursday evening. A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Larry A. Felgenhauer, 54, was arrested for this offense at 10:44 p.m. in the 3000 block of Dewitt Avenue. The charge
Book set amid 'War on Terror' was selected for Mattoon school reading initiative
MATTOON -- An action adventure book touching on topics like terrorism and identity has been selected as this year's Read Across Mattoon book. Mattoon Middle School students selected "Code of Honor" by Alan Gratz for the initiative.
Officials searching for missing 20-year-old man in Coles County
LERNA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Missing Person Awareness Network posted on Facebook late Monday regarding a missing person in Lerna, Ill. According to the post, Ryan Delay, 20, of Lerna, could be anywhere in Coles County, but was last seen in Lerna and Charleston.
38-year-old dies in auto accident at Route 316 and Loxa Road
LOXA -- A rural Mattoon woman died about mid-day Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision at Illinois Route 316 and Loxa Road northeast of Mattoon. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said early Tuesday evening that April Fisher, 38, who lived on Lake Paradise Road in rural Mattoon, died when another vehicle
Lake Land board approves decrease in tax levy
MATTOON -- The Lake Land Board of Trustees on Monday approved a new levy under which property owners are projected to see a slight decrease in their college tax bill. Vice President for Business Services Bryan Gleckler has said the tax rate for Lake Land's share of local property tax bills is estima
Coles board to consider requiring questions to be submitted in writing
CHARLESTON -- Questions for the Coles County Board would have to be submitted in writing for a committee to research and respond, according to a proposed change to the board's public comment policy.
EHS/Teutopolis Christmas Tournament Pairings Released
The Effingham/Teutopolis Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament pairings have been released. Members of the field include Effingham, Teutopolis, Altamont, Effingham St. Anthony, Lincoln Way East, Antioch, Central A&M, Pleasant Plains, Chicago Brooks, Lawrenceville, Chicago Corliss, Charleston, Oak Law
Returning soldier surprises daughters at Mattoon schools
MATTOON -- Carmen Rodriguez had just sat down for lunch in the Mattoon Middle School cafeteria on Friday when she noticed that several cellphone cameras were starting to point in her direction.
Eastern Illinois University students curious to see what Cushing will do with defense
CHARLESTON -- At least for students, defense was at the forefront of the conversation Monday following the announcement of Eastern Illinois University's new football head coach.
Scotty's Brewhouse set to open at Mattoon mall
MATTOON -- The new Scotty's Brewhouse restaurant at the Cross County Mall is tentatively scheduled to open to the public on Monday. The Indianapolis-based Scotty's company, known for offering crafted signature burgers and regionally brewed beers, has renovated a previously vacant storefront at the s
Judge grants Christmas wish to man in mall crash case
EFFINGHAM— A Shelbyville man who allegedly stole a car, crashed into the Village Square Mall in Effingham and broke into the Zales Jewelry store will be able to visit relatives over Christmas and seek employment, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Class project has far-reaching impact
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A class project featuring a two-dimensional character didn't fall flat. A 3rd grade class at Carl Sandburg Elementary School sent Flat Stanleys all across the country to major league baseball teams. Now, they can't stop talking about the series of Stanleys they've gotten b