CHARLESTON -- Summer's about over and some schools are preparing for the upcoming year with safety drills.
COLES COUNTY -- A former Charleston Police officer, charged with sexual assault, missed his court hearing.
Latest: 4:47 pm, 7/17/14, Thursday COLES COUNTY -- A Charleston woman wants her trial moved to another county.
CHARLESTON -- Police are asking for help identifying a woman suspected of theft. Surveillance video shows the woman at Walmart.
CHARLESTON -- An area man faces charges of indecent solicitation of a child.
CHARLESTON -- Coles County is cracking down on stray cats after the shelter rescued more than 40 from an area home.
Latest: 6:07 pm, 6/9/14, Monday CHARLESTON -- Leaders at EIU need to make about $10 million in cuts during next year.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Charleston teen owes her life to a volunteer firefighter.
CHARLESTON -- A program which has helped many under-privileged students will continue.
COLES COUNTY -- A Charleston man pleaded not guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend.
CHARLESTON -- He was a prisoner of war during World War II. Now, decades later, one Central Illinois Hometown Hero is getting a medal.
Update: 10:21 pm CHARLESTON -- It's a gathering of athletes who are maybe not the best in the state, but all have big hearts.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is "greener" these days.
COLES COUNTY -- An area man was arrested.
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: 10:30 pm, 3/30/14, Sunday CHARLESTON -- 150 years ago, a large brawl over the Civil War happened in Coles County.
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.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is trying to deal with a budget deficit.
CHARLESTON -- Just a week after Coles County banned synthetic drugs, the city is looking to do the same.
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.
CHARLESTON -- A woman is dead after a semi hit the car she was driving.
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.
CHARLESTON -- Dozens of students stayed home sick from school.
COLES COUNTY -- Slick roads make for dangerous driving.
CHARLESTON -- A Hometown Hero is using social media to honor fallen soldiers.
CHARLESTON -- The way some roads are being treated has changed.
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.
CHARLESTON -- The Land of Lincoln legalized medical marijuana, but city leaders here are putting the brakes on people growing or selling it.
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.
CHARLESTON -- An area man is accused of criminal sexual assault.
COLES COUNTY -- Investigators need help finding two suspects.
CHARLESTON -- After the shooting at Sandy Hook, many schools around the country are taking a second look at security.
GIFFORD -- When the storm touched down, firefighters quickly took care of their families, then switched gears to help the community.
CHARLESTON -- Tuition at Eastern Illinois University will not go up.
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.