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Watch now: National coin shortage subsiding in Coles County

Mattoon based banks have seen the national coin shortage subside locally and thank customers for bringing in loose change to help maintain supplies.

Watch now: Eastern Illinois University starts fall semester with COVID-19 precautions

Eastern Illinois University is preparing for the fall semester to start on Monday while taking COVID-19 safety precautions.

2,200 Coles County voters seek ballots

There could be an increased interest in voting by mail in Coles County, based on the number of voters who’ve asked for the ballots.


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THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Making tracks in Cooks Mills

Clint Walker may have once thought four-wheelers were "stupid" but he had a good reason. Find out more in this week's edition of THE THROWBACK MACHINE!

THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Friday Night Flea Market: Fogelberg Edition

Remember Cross County Mall flea markets? Better yet, remember Dan Fogelberg? Clint Walker and THE THROWBACK MACHINE remember both! 

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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