CHARLESTON -- Many feel the story of offensive coordinator, Greg Stevens, is compelling and unbelievable. The EIU football coach is in the running for a nationwide award as an "Uplifting Athlete."
CHARLESTON -- The arts center at Eastern Illinois University is getting a $3 million gift from the Tarble Foundation.
CHARLESTON -- The name of a man whose body was found frozen has been released.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University wants help improving safety and security on campus.
COLES COUNTY -- A Mattoon man is accused of breaking into a home and beating three people.
CHARLESTON -- City leaders are going to keep bars open a little later a few days a week, but they're going to try it out, before making it permanent.
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY -- EIU is looking for a new president and leaders are giving you the chance to learn more about the candidates.
MATTOON -- A homeless shelter is eyeing land for a new location.
CHARLESTON -- For almost 30 years a fraternity at Eastern Illinois University has honored Martin Luther King Jr.
MATTOON -- They started as an emergency shelter back in 2003, but now they're doing a lot more than that.
COLES COUNTY -- A jackknifed semi blocked a portion of US 45 Thursday.
MATTOON -- Investigators say a man used a knife to threaten a cashier Wednesday night.
COLES COUNTY -- 13 people had to be taken to the hospital after an accident.
COLES COUNTY -- Investigators are searching for two men.
MATTOON -- Two people were arrested for breaking into about 30 vehicles to steal items.
MATTOON -- A man faces charges of domestic battery after allegedly punching a child.
MATTOON -- A space heater is considered the cause of a house fire.
CHARLESTON -- A Coles County woman is charged with aggravated battery with a weapon.
MATTOON -- The fire department will be saying goodbye to an old friend.
CHARLESTON -- A family has had a rough couple of months, but despite the bumps in the road they're still thankful for what they have.
MATTOON -- The holiday is quickly approaching, and police are ready.
COLES COUNTY -- A Mattoon man faces drug and weapon charges.
OAKLAND -- Big changes could be on the way for the town. It's been dry for more than a decade, but some people want that to change.
Celebrating World Kindness Day is something students in Mattoon know about. They're helping the less fortunate before the holidays.
MATTOON -- An area man faces charges of identity theft and unlawful use of a credit card.
Update: 11:21 pm MATTOON -- Students are helping the less fortunate before the holidays.
MATTOON -- Police are putting together their annual Christmas shopping trip for families in need and they need your help.
Update: 2:36 pm, 11/6/14, Thursday EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY -- Police arrested a Mt. Vernon woman for property damage caused during a hit-and-run accident.
MATTOON -- Two men were arrested Wednesday, at one address, on different charges.
MATTOON -- A Marine is being honored for his service.
CHARLESTON -- Bullying is an issue which hits home for many kids and adults across Central Illinois. That's why community leaders are teaching new ways to help stop the problem.
Update: 10:24 pm, 10/14/14, Tuesday CHARLESTON -- After being diagnosed with cancer, a high school football player got some great news Tuesday.
CHARLESTON -- Police are asking for help identifying a burglary suspect.
COLES COUNTY -- Police say 24-year old Calvin Washenfeldt, of Mattoon, is charged with retail theft.
MATTOON -- An area Burger King was burglarized Wednesday night.
COLES COUNTY -- Two people escaped injury after the truck they were in got stranded in high water.
CHARLESTON -- Two dentists gave away free dental care to the community.
CHARLESTON -- When it comes to the best colleges for veterans, Eastern Illinois University is right up there.
Update: 10:01 pm, 10/1/14, Wednesday ASHMORE -- A mother reunited with the man who saved her life.
CHARLESTON -- A driver hit two kids riding their bikes Wednesday morning.
Update: 10:03 pm CHARLESTON -- Police are still searching for the suspect in a hit-and-run.
COLES COUNTY -- A man who jumped out of the Coles County Judicial Building is out of the hospital and back in jail.
Update: 6:02 pm, 9/26/14, Friday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A high-speed chase through Central Illinois ends with an arrest.
COLES COUNTY -- Three children were sent to the hospital after a school bus accident.
CHARLESTON -- Authorities are warning people to be suspicious of anyone trying to have you switch your electric supplier.
COLES COUNTY -- Two women were arrested on drug charges over the weekend.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a Harvey man on multiple drug charges.
COLES COUNTY -- Police are looking for a man wanted for domestic battery and disorderly conduct as well as felony crimes.
CHARLESTON -- Four people were arrested for hosting underage drinkers.
MATTOON -- An area man faces multiple charges after a shooting.