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Coles County Board to vote on bridge project

The Coles County Board plans to appropriate money for a bridge project in the northwestern part of the county, and set the work in motion by approving an engineering study. Read more

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Prescribed burns scheduled at Lake Charleston Tuesday morning

An announcement from the city said the prescribed burns are set to begin at 10 a.m., if weather permits.  Read more

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DOWD: Support local businesses with Mattoon Chamber Bucks program

As the weather improves it is a great time to get out and support local restaurants, bars and retail establishments. Read more

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ARCHIVE PHOTOS: Mattoon-area places through the years

Remember these locations? A look back through our photo archives of the Mattoon area.  Read more

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Find out What's On with our March 6, 2021 TV & Entertainment Guide!

Edgar Ramirez stars in "Yes Day," premiering Friday on Netflix.

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Find out What's On with our February 27, 2021 TV & Entertainment Guide!

Riann Steele stars in "Debris," premiering Monday on NBC.

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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?