Illinois’ Ready to Respond voluntary preparedness project, established in April 2013, has named Charleston as the state’s first local jurisdiction to officially earn the initiative’s “Ready to Respond Community” distinction, Charleston city officials recently revealed.
In what has become an annual service, Charleston will sponsor its 2016 spring cleanup event from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, for citizens wishing to discard unwanted items -- at two different locations.
To manage municipal water works, a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) satellite treatment site is taking shape in the form of a new wastewater handling facility on North Sixth Street, thanks to the City of Mattoon.
A major waterline project headlined Casey City Council’s meeting agenda on Monday, March 21, with ongoing construction work, committee reports, financial updates and real estate transactions also on the schedule for discussion.
To ward off influenza, the Sarah Bush Lincoln group of health care facilities has elected to impose temporary restrictions on visitors based on age and health factors, based on the Centers for Disease Control’s advice.
A trio of proclamations primarily recognizing Vietnam veterans — as well as a presentation commemorating the designations — will be on the table when Charleston City Council convenes at 6:30 p.m. today, March 15, at 520 Jackson Ave.
Brad Urhausen, an employee benefits practice leader for Manufacturers Insurance Services, will present an HR webinar workshop on 2016 human capital management trends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of a program offered through the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
Carlotta Berry will present a talk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the MLK Student Union, sketching her professional path and advocating for women in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
The Eastern Illinois University (EIU) Dancers will perform its Spring Show at Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
Families will have the chance to enjoy nature while marveling at the universe, courtesy of Marshall Public Library’s “Solar System Walk” April 11-29, which will include hands-on activities along a specially designated route down Archer Avenue.
Hands-on fun awaits fully grown Charleston residents, who are invited to re-experience a beloved childhood ritual between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, with an exclusively adult Easter egg hunt at Morton Park.
The Coles County Genealogy Society invites area residents interested in uncovering their family history to an introductory genealogy workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St.
Illinois employers can take advantage of an online seminar event covering legal aspects of pregnancy discrimination from 10:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow, March 10, sponsored by Chicago-area law firm SmithAmundsen LLC.