Mattoon school district assistant superintendent for human resources Dave Skocy welcomes newly sworn-in board member Erika Weaver, who took the place of longtime board member Rob Miller, during the school board meeting in Mattoon on Tuesday.
Students and their families enter the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston for the Admitted Student Day on March 4, 2017.
Two people walk through a historical exhibit depicting museums' role in Illinois in Booth Library on Wednesday. This is likely the last exhibit to be made by students through the Eastern Illinois University historical administration program, which has been put on hiatus because of the state budget impasse, according to EIU officials.
Joshua Peterson, 8, of Charleston intently rolls his hard-boiled egg across his lane in an Easter Egg Roll on Saturday at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site near Lerna. Joshua won this particular race.
Ashton Fifield, left, runner-up, and winner Gabriel Harris, right, exchange a high five after Gabriel spelled the winning word during the Coles County spelling bee at Charleston Middle School in Charleston on Thursday.
Volunteer Judy Feterl, right, looks on as fellow volunteer Mike Walters, foreground left, enters information into a tablet while talking with a client at the Charleston Food Pantry in Charleston on Wednesday.
People talk with each other before the Seventh Annual County Wide Holiday Luncheon at the LifeSpan Center near Loxa on Tuesday. The center is one of many nonprofit organizations in the area providing 'wish lists' for assistance during this holiday season.
From left, Amy, Sydney and Ethan David look all around the Carl Sandburg Elementary School Christmas tree at the Eastern Illinois University annual holiday gathering Monday for Ethan's ornament that he made. The David family was one of many circling the trees looking for their handmade ornaments.
Shown from left to right are members of Eagle Scouts Troop 141 of Charleston including Kenny Smallhorn, Joe Thomas, Logan Williams, and Nick Wood. The group honored veterans at the flag pole at Charleston High School on Friday morning. They were accompanied by Joe Williams from American Legion Post 93.
Lucille and George Christianson's gravestone is pictured. A few years ago, the picture on the gravestone was removed, the action evident by the left-hand side chips on the photo, but recently it was returned.
David Joens, director of the Illinois State Archives, foreground left, and Judge Mitchell Shick, foreground right, take items out of the time capsule opened Tuesday at the Coles County Courthouse in Charleston.
Ameren customer service representative Penny Peoples, left, helps Lloyd Gowern, right, and his fiancee Hillary Chapman, holding his daughter, Kalena, 1, during the Ameren Illinois and Embarras River Basin Agency energy bill assistance event Wednesday at DeMars Center in Peterson Park, Mattoon.
Retired Eastern Illinois University cross country coach and professor Thomas Woodall, center, is pictured speaking Saturday during the dedication ceremony for the Thomas Woodall Panther Trail sign. EIU class of 1977 alumnus Mike Larson, who ran cross country for Woodall, is shown at right.
Democrat Dennis Malak, candidate for 110th District state representative, speaks Tuesday at a candidate forum at the Coles County LifeSpan Center in Charleston. Looking on is his opponent, State Rep. Reggie Phillips, a Republican.