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Central Illinois treatment facilities, hospitals: little impact so far from cannabis legalization

Central Illinois substance use treatment facilities and hospitals have experienced little impact so far, one month into legalization of cannabis for recreation in Illinois.

Lake Land planning for 2 building construction projects

Lake Land College plans to construct a Foundation & Alumni Center and a Workforce Development Center on its main campus in Mattoon.

Census official asks for help with Coles County count

A U.S. Census Bureau official asked for the community's help Thursday morning in getting a complete decennial count of Coles County residents in 2020, including Eastern Illinois University students.


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Remembering where we come from: Coles Historical Society exhibit marks 100th anniversary of women's vote

The time span of the effort to secure voting rights for women goes far past the 100 years since it became the law in our country.

Mattoon Middle School getting statewide recognition with Horizon School to Watch designation

Mattoon Middle School is preparing to host a tour from a north central Illinois school district and is getting other statewide recognition after being getting 2020 Illinois Horizon School to Watch designation last month.

LOOK BACK: Mattoon locations through the years

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

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