Western Governors University is offering $200,000 in scholarships to area teachers who are interested in furthering their education.
The "WGU Loves Teachers Scholarships" are open to new students who are pursuing an AAQEP and CAEP-accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree from the online, nonprofit university’s Teacher’s College, or are interested in completing one of the university’s post-baccalaureate or endorsement-preparation programs.
Applications can be submitted online at
wgu.edu/teacherappreciation through June 30.
To learn more about WGU’s Teachers College and its academic programs, visit
Remember these Charleston locations?
Bill's Bottle Shop
1979: The owner of bill's Bottle Shop isn't concerned about House Bill 21. The Liquor Commission has proposed extending bar hours from 1 to 2 a.m. and increasing the number of licenses from 25 to 32.
1935: The new filtering plant in Charleston has been placed in operation. The plant, which has a daily capacity of two million gallons, consists of three filter beds, mixing and settling beds. A booster pump takes care of pressure in case of fires. The water comes from deep wells. The addition to the Charleston waterworks was financed through funds on hand and by a small bond issue.
1965: An auto graveyard near Charleston is nestled between rolling hills along scenic Illinois 16.
1965: Mayor-elect Wlater Reasor Jr. and Eastern Illinois University president have urged to move the junk yards west of Charleston city limits.
1988: Teen night fills the floor at E.L. Krackers.
Rotary community pool
1974: The Charleston Rotary Community Pool is located on approximately five acres of land directly behind the Junior High School.
1948: Charleston's waterworks is being converted from diesel to electric power this week at a savings in costs of $500 a month, releasing 18,000 gallons of fuel oil a year for other uses. Oil tanks will be kept full to enable emergency use of the diesel engines which will remain in place although disconnected.
1985: Airview of Charleston.
American Hardware Supply aerial view
1982: Aerial view shows extent of American Hardware Supply Co.'s new 240,000 square foot distribution center north of Charleston.