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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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

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-

WAND TV - 2018-12-11 23:24:00

This Week's Best Bets

Strasburg Christmas Store: Friday-Saturday, Strasburg Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg. 217-644-3007. Winter Fest: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-12 16:52:00

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.

VICE - 2018-12-12 17:34:56

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-10 18:30:00

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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-11 21:30:00

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

WAND TV - 2018-12-10 21:36:00

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-09 20:56:00

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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-12 02:39:00

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.

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-12-10 17:36:07

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-11 23:15:00

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-11 21:45:00

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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-10 21:30:00

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

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-12-11 17:44:00

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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-07 23:00:00

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.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-11 02:45:00

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

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2018-12-07 15:45:00

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.

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2018-12-11 19:53:03

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

WCIA - 2018-12-11 22:57:00