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.
MATTOON -- Police arrested an area man on charges of domestic battery.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Some trips around the track are paying off for wounded veterans.
MATTOON -- A man faces charges of mob action and aggravated battery.
Update: 10:09 pm, 8/27/14, Wednesday CHARLESTON -- City leaders are doing what they can to keep the memory of an area tree alive.
CHARLESTON -- Park officials are worried about bugs taking over their trees.
Latest: 3:34 pm, 8/25/14, Monday COLES COUNTY -- Authorities have released more surveillance images of a bank robbery suspect and a possible getaway vehicle involved in last week's hold up of the First Farmers Bank, in Oakland.
COLES COUNTY -- Authorities want help catching one of their most wanted.
CHARLESTON -- People honored fallen soldiers this weekend.
Latest: 6:02 pm, 8/14/14, Thursday COLES COUNTY -- Police are filing more charges against two men.
CHARLESTON -- Construction at an area school is complete.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a couple after a home was broken into while the homeowners were asleep.
CHARLESTON -- Some area dentists are giving away a new smile.
MATTOON -- Police want people to know the dangers of using cellphones while driving, so they're cracking down on drivers who use them.
CHARLESTON -- A husband and wife stop for an accident on the highway and the husband pulls a man from an SUV seconds before a semi-truck smashes into it.
COLES COUNTY -- The state is putting millions into the county.
MATTOON -- A woman is accused of attempted to run her husband over.
MATTOON -- They've been living in rental properties for years. Now, one family received keys to their first home.
MATTOON -- Police arrested a man accused of assaulting another man.
MATTOON -- City workers are going all over town passing out notices to owners of abandoned properties.
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.
COLES COUNTY -- Police arrested a Mattoon man for sexually assaulting a child.