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CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- City Mayor Brandon Combs tweaked Halloween trick-or-treat hours this year.

Combs made the official change at the City Council meeting Tuesday. He said he had been receiving messages that it was too early.

"I have heard numerous people say, including myself, that having it a 5 p.m., sometimes they are not home in time," Combs said.

This year, trick-or-treating will run from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Also at the meeting, council members OK'd an extension on a tax increment financing district project.

As previously reported, The Body Club, a fitness and sports training facility, needed an extension to complete the planned renovations on the building.

The Body Club at 618 Jackson Ave. was awarded $5,488 from the city’s TIF fund in 2016 to replace steel beam lintels that hang above the entrance of the building and related masonry work involved in replacing it. Five lintels at the entrance are expected to be replaced for the project, as previously reported.

James DiNaso, Body Club founder, asked for the extension. Steve Pamperin, Charleston city planner, has said the work was delayed because of uncooperative weather last year so the hope is that the project will get done at a further date.

The project will now have until April 2018 to finish instead of December this year, as previously reported.



Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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