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Annual Arthur fireworks show this weekend

ARTHUR, Ill. (WAND) - Some local Fourth of July festivities will begin this weekend, including one of the largest fireworks shows in Central Illinois. It’s estimated that 30,000 people will attend the annual Arthur fireworks show on Saturday, June 25. Arthur Director of Tourism Angie Parsons says it’s an...
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Man arrested for selling stolen property

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Charleston Police recently arrested a man after they discovered he was selling stolen property property. Officers said that a burglary took place last week in the 400 block of A Street and the victim discovered their items were being sold online days later. Investigators posed as buyers and confirmed that the […]
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Heroes’ Day back at Green Mill Village

FREE ADMISSIONS – CALLING ALL HEROES – Come join us for a hands-on experience with local Heroes, their transportation and gear at Green Mill Village, Arcola, Illinois. Free Admission & Free Parking!. SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2022. 5-9PM • Touch-a-Truck & Meet & Greet with our Heroes !. •...

Man arrested for home invasion, domestic battery

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Charleston Police arrested a man on Monday after investigating a report of domestic battery. Officers were dispatched to 202 North 11st Street and learned from a woman that Robert Jones had entered her home through a window and battered her by holding her down and biting her ear. The victim had […]

THROUGH THE LENS: Community members protest Roe v. Wade being overturned

Siobhan Doherty speaks into a megaphone while protesting the overture of the Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade Friday evening at Morton Park on Lincoln Ave. Doherty said she came out because she is very mad about Roe v. Wade being overturned. "I'm mad for not only myself, but also for all the women and people with uteruses that this is going to affect," Doherty said.
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EIU Board of Trustees Meeting Friday, June 24

Charleston, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting Friday, June 24, in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Immediately following the 11:30 a.m. Call to Order and Roll Call, the Board will go into executive session. The open session of the...

Man accused of breaking into home, biting woman's ear

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — A man is facing multiple charges after a home invasion in Charleston. Charleston Police were called on Monday to a home in the 200 block of North 11th Street to investigate a reported domestic battery incident. The victim told officers Robert W. Jones broke a...
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Rachel Mae Pace, 44

Rachel Mae Pace, 44 of Neoga, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to the time of service, Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the donor’s choice.
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Moderate Drought Conditions Developed Around Mattoon

The National Weather Service has noticed moderate drought conditions around Mattoon. According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, they have been monitoring drought conditions in Central Illinois. They say that with the recent heat we’ve had with dry conditions, drought development has accelerated throughout east central Illinois. They’ve...

Charleston Police arrest man for domestic battery

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — A man was arrested last week after officers responded to a report of domestic battery. Officers were dispatched to 1840 Douglas Street on June 14 and learned that a woman had been involved in an altercation with Brandon Craig. The victim reported that Craig hit her in the face multiple times […]

BOT approved FY23’s $157 million budget, all action items

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 during their June meeting on Friday. The FY23 budget will have around $1 million less in expenditures than the FY22 budget. Eastern is asking for a 5 percent increase in state-appropriated funds totaling around 45...


(EFFINGHAM) The Illinois State Police are continuing their investigation into a two vehicle traffic crash that claimed the life of a Neoga woman. Authorities say the fatal wreck took place at around 9:15 last Friday morning, along U.S. Route 45, just north of the Rickelman Avenue intersection, in the north edge of Effingham. 44 year old Rachel M. Pace of Neoga was traveling northbound on Route 45 when for unknown reasons her mini-van crossed the center line and struck a southbound pick up truck nearly head-on. Pace was flown to a regional hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and pronounced deceased. The other driver, 23 year old Mason M. Thomas, also from Neoga, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. U.S. Route 45 was closed for approximately five hours for the crash investigation and cleanup. Emergency personnel from the City of Effingham and Effingham County assisted the State Police at the crash scene.