MATTOON -- Hundreds of 8th grade students from across Central Illinois got to see what their futures may hold.
COLES COUNTY -- An area man could face felony charges for having child pornography.
Update: 6:11 pm CHARLESTON -- It's hard to say how often orders of protection are violated because they have to be reported by victims or witnesses.
COLES COUNTY -- Another man pleads guilty to charges stemming from September's barn party in Charleston.
Latest: 6:01 pm CHARLESTON -- People in Coles County say they're not surprised to see someone they know behind bars.
Update: 12:11 pm, 4/7/14, Monday EFFINGHAM -- Charges have been upgraded for at least one suspect in the death of an area woman.
Update: 10:30 pm, 3/30/14, Sunday CHARLESTON -- 150 years ago, a large brawl over the Civil War happened in Coles County.
MATTOON -- An area radio station is using the airwaves to give back.
CHARLESTON -- The number of kids with autism is changing and this mom is seeing it right in her own community.
CHARLESTON -- The president of Eastern Illinois University is retiring.
Update: 10:05 pm, 3/26/14, Wednesday COLES COUNTY -- These parents say when their daughter got into a bad situation, she took them to what she thought was a safe haven.
MATTOON -- Some students are hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Fling Bazaar.
COLES COUNTY -- Two puppies are back in safe hands after being stolen.
Latest: 5:03 pm, 3/25/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- A Coles County mother, fighting to change the state's medical marijuana law, could be closer to her wish.
OAKLAND -- Students were fighting to save the agriculture and art programs at their school.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is trying to deal with a budget deficit.
Update: 3:30 pm, 3/24/14, Monday OAKLAND -- Monday evening, the school board is set to talk about if the Ag and art teacher positions should be part time.
CHARLESTON -- Just a week after Coles County banned synthetic drugs, the city is looking to do the same.
MATTOON -- Police are investigating a home invasion.
MATTOON -- A police response to one block led to four arrests.
COLES COUNTY -- Officials say synthetic drugs are officially banned.
COLES COUNTY -- County officials want to put stricter rules on synthetic marijuana.
MATTOON -- Firefighters saved a dog from a burning home Monday.
COLES COUNTY -- People are concerned about a proposed one-percent sales tax increase, but it's not because of that one percent.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/9/14, Sunday CHARLESTON -- A family whose home was destroyed in a fire is getting a break form the community.
CHARLESTON -- The mayor is disgusted by a problem plaguing the city park.
MATTOON -- Being green was the focus at Lake Land College Wednesday.
COLES COUNTY -- The Coles County Farm Bureau Mall Show takes place this weekend.
MATTOON -- No one was hurt in a fire. Crews were called to General Steel and Metals, a scrapyard, on Logan Avenue.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a 23-year old Danville man on charges of criminal sexual assault.
Latest: 11:08 am, 2/24/14, Monday COLES COUNTY -- A Charleston woman accused of shaking a child unconscious was in court Monday.
CHARLESTON -- A woman is dead after a semi hit the car she was driving.
ASHMORE -- A homeowner near the Embarras River is frustrated with IDOT.
Update: 10:03 pm, 2/23/14, Sunday ASHMORE -- It took a team effort from several fire departments to rescue people from the Embarras River.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- State regulators approved the final route for a new Ameren transmission line.
COLES COUNTY -- A car hit the back of an IDOT truck while workers were filling potholes along I-57.
CHARLESTON -- Dozens of students stayed home sick from school.
Update: 4:14 pm, 2/18/14, Tuesday COLES COUNTY -- An area many says he's not guilty after police say he was involved with a drug-related death.
COLES COUNTY -- Slick roads make for dangerous driving.
Latest: 4:37 pm, 2/14/14, Friday MATTOON -- Teens were back to school Friday after having a few days off.
CHARLESTON -- A Hometown Hero is using social media to honor fallen soldiers.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- It was a 911 call this dispatcher will never forget.
CHARLESTON -- The way some roads are being treated has changed.
MATTOON -- Police arrested an area man on charges of aggravated battery to a child.
CHARLESTON -- The number of kids diagnosed with autism continues to increase, but researchers have learned a lot about the disorder and who is most at risk.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is celebrating its largest single donation in history.
CHARLESTON -- Exercise is challenging, especially when you run in the buff!
ILLINOIS -- The state is rolling out good news form some homeowners who need repairs.
CHARLESTON -- The Illinois Supreme Court disbarred an area attorney.
COLES COUNTY -- A Mattoon man is sentenced to 60-years in prison.
CHARLESTON -- The Land of Lincoln legalized medical marijuana, but city leaders here are putting the brakes on people growing or selling it.
Update: 4:53 pm, 1/22/14, Wednesday MATTOON -- Shoppers will be sorry to see it go.
Update: 5:20 pm, 1/20/14, Monday CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is working to build a new autism center.
CHARLESTON -- The future for the old post office will involve man's best friend.
Update: 10:05 pm, 1/16/14, Thursday COLES COUNTY -- An area man pleaded not guilty to shooting at homes.
MATTOON -- A teacher is being honored for getting her community's noses in the books.
COLES COUNTY -- Mattoon police need help tracking down a Humboldt man.
CHARLESTON -- An area man is accused of criminal sexual assault.
MATTOON -- Police need help with an investigation into two arsons.
Update: 10:02 pm TRILLA -- Some parents are questioning the decision to run school buses after students faced a scary stop on the way to school.
Update: 6:56 pm MATTOON -- Dozens of cars were ditched along I-57 this week because of the bad weather.
COLES COUNTY -- Investigators need help finding two suspects.
MATTOON -- Two men from Kentucky were arrested Monday morning.
MATTOON -- Two people were arrested after a meth lab explosion in an apartment.
Update: 6:01 pm, 12/4/13, Wednesday MATTOON -- Four shootings last month and police have no suspects.
GIFFORD -- It's not just the grownups helping out. A Kid to Know decided she wanted to as well.
MATTOON -- There's a wave of generosity flowing through the high school.
CHARLESTON -- Tuition at Eastern Illinois University will not go up.
Update: 10:06 pm HUMBOLDT -- A string of vandalism is being investigated.
MATTOON -- It's full-steam ahead for a new attraction in Coles County.
COLES COUNTY -- Two men face charges for a string of burglaries.
MATTOON -- Life or death can come down to a matter of minutes for emergency responders.
CHARLESTON -- Neighbors signed a petition to limit parking on Third Street from Polk to Tyler Avenue.
CHARLESTON -- An agreement with the help of city leaders and a company is settled out of court.
COLES COUNTY -- Fake money is finding its way into area businesses.
CHARLESTON -- Two firefighters from the same department are considered some of the best-trained in the state.
CHARLESTON -- Police arrested a man on felony charges of home repair fraud.
COLES COUNTY -- A man who was acquitted of murder and moved on with his life is being brought back for a new trial, years after the original one.
CHARLESTON -- Police are searching for a robbery suspect.
CHARLESTON -- A man wanted for a hit-and-run accident turned himself into police Friday.
MATTOON -- Two women, recovering from prescription drug abuse, tell their story.
MATTOON -- Employees at Sarah Bush Lincoln are asking for your help in the fight against breast cancer.
MATTOON -- Authorities are investigating several burglaries.
COLES COUNTY -- Parts of an area church are crumbling, but people are trying to restore this piece of history.
ASHMORE -- A Coles County village may have a new place to get together in case of an emergency.
CHARLESTON -- A 31-year old man faces charges of felony theft.
ASHMORE -- Five people were arrested for being where they didn't belong.
CHARLESTON -- With no game on Saturday's schedule, EIU football players battled a different opponent.
COLES COUNTY -- An area project has been delayed.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a man for stealing a motorcycle.
MATTOON -- A man faces charges of battery and domestic battery after a fight with a man and woman.
CHARLESTON -- Police arrested an EIU student wanted on an Indiana arrest warrant.
MATTOON -- Police are conducting a criminal investigation after an explosion at a vacant home.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a man accused of battering a teenager.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is increasing security.
MATTOON -- Police say a man's plans to break into a business fell through.
CHARLESTON -- A college party which turned violent has the local school district questioning whether it should renew its contract with a bus company.
CHARLESTON -- No late night parties are allowed this weekend at Eastern Illinois University.
CHARLESTON -- School leaders at Eastern Illinois University are cracking down on parties after a shooting this past Sunday morning.
CHARLESTON -- Two men have been arrested in connection with a EIU frat party which turned violent.