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THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Coming into 'Los Angel-eeze'...if you please!

The Summer Movie Showcase comes to a close with a movie where everyone tries real hard in this edition of Clint Walker's THROWBACK MACHINE! Read more


Little Known Characters in America: Roy Williams

Learn about yet another Little Known Character in America with this week's column from Cal Campbell. Read more


Coles police, school officials reflect on security in wake of Texas shooting

Law enforcement officers in Coles County train at schools and other locations to prepare for responding to mass shootings. Read more


New mural depicts Mattoon family's history of military service

The new mural is located on the west exterior wall of House Brothers Tavern, 2009 Western Ave., in downtown Mattoon. Read more

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Which Beatle are you?

In December of 1961, the Beatles traveled to London to try to get a recording contract from Decca Records. It didn't work out: Decca listened to the lads play 15 songs in an hour, but turned them down. But, they persevered, and were soon on their way to fame, fortune and well, the rest is history. Which made us wonder ... what are the characteristics that made up the Fab Four?


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