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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.

Central Illinoisans with diabetes relieved with insulin price legislation

The high price of insulin is why some Central Illinoisans with diabetes favor state legislation that would cap the price for a 30-day supply of insulin at $100.


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LOOK BACK: Mattoon locations through the years

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

Mattoon's Williams Elementary collects 1,251 pairs of socks

The first-graders at Williams Elementary School want to help keep the feet of families in need warm this winter. With that goal in mind, these young students held their second annual "Socktober" drive last month.

FLASHBACK: Check out 20 big artists that played at Eastern Illinois University 🎶

This certainly does not cover all of them, but here is a look back at some of the big names that have performed at Eastern Illinois University.

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