In a departure from the norm, Gov. Bruce Rauner recently came out in favor of farmer, businessman and “superstar” Brad Halbrook, heartily endorsing the fellow Republican as a candidate for the state legislature in Illinois’ upcoming elections.
The 2015 standardized test scores for Charleston CUSD 1 elementary schools were below average while the school district spent more than any other elementary school in the region, according to a report recently released by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Former Mattoon baseball and academic standout Ryan Hutchinson has earned the starting spot at third base for Illinois State University (ISU) when the team opens the 2016 season at Belmont University in Nashville.
Charleston chamber members are being urged to join 55 fellow affiliates who have already taken advantage of the Stone River Group’s exclusive annual savings incentive program by applying for utility discounts from now until March 10.
The Eastern Illinois University’s (EIU) Council on Academic Affairs (CAA) approved updates to the admission requirements for students seeking entry to the Health Studies program during its Feb. 11 meeting.
Chicago's powerful teachers union donated to 29 state representatives and senators in 2015. Will those lawmakers support the union's call to shift school money to Chicago -- away from local districts that already receive and spend far less?
Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman expressed disappointment as he announced recently that almost 200 employees might be facing furloughs and layoffs unless his administration constructs alternative fiscal strategies to avoid such a scenario.
Amidst taxpayer funding worries at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston’s State Representative Reggie Phillips said concerned students and faculty should place blame with House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
Honoring students, planning for district finances and negotiating salaries, the Charleston Board of Education Community School District No. 1 is set to meet at at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 17, at Charleston High School, 1615 Lincoln Ave.
To approve charitable and athletic group raffles, discuss drive-in procedures, arrange for the Special Olympics and commemorate Black History Month, Charleston’s City Council will gather at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 16, at 520 Jackson Ave.