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Coles board to consider legal counsel due to suit
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:24:19 -0800

CHARLESTON -- Coles County could hire outside legal counsel to investigate how much insurance would cover if the county is ordered to pay damages because of a lawsuit against its former public defender.

Charleston, Mattoon girls clash in crowded race
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:53:49 -0800

MATTOON – Maybe some consider this a bigger party than expected after Mattoon crashed into the Apollo Conference girls' basketball scene with Monday's 58-46 win over Salem.

Model railroad project relocates to building near Mattoon Depot
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:38:58 -0800

MATTOON --The Coles Roundhouse model railroad and rail history project has relocated to a building near the Mattoon Depot, home to both a passenger train service and museum.

Community Blood Services of Illinois announces blood drives
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:39:41 -0800

ILLINOIS - Community Blood Services of Illinois has announced several blood drives that will take place across central Illinois from December 7 through December 20.

Several hurt in bus-auto accident
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:38:58 -0800

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Ambulances took 13 people from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 16 east of Owen Motor Sports on Thursday afternoon.

Mattoon Police make arrest in connection with burglaries
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:39:42 -0800

MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department says a central Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into several vehicles.

Man to be deported after using false information to try to obtain ID
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:08:54 -0800

CHARLESTON -- A prosecutor said a man will be deported after he tried to use documents with false information to obtain an Illinois identification card.

School levy vote turns to talk on finances
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:37:16 -0800

CHARLESTON -- What was called a small revenue increase likely with the Charleston school district's property tax levy led to talk Wednesday about school finance concerns and how the district might meet them.

Top 10 stories at JG-TC.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:53:49 -0800

MATTOON -- An Eastern Illinois University student died from injuries she received as a passenger in a pickup truck that crashed on Interstate 57 near Mattoon on Saturday night.

Mattoon police arrest armed robbery suspect
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:24:41 -0800

MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department says a central Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Dairy Queen restaurant on December 3.