These days, it can seem good news is few and far between out there. Here are some of the uplifting stories from the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier during 2018.
LERNA -- When it came to music, rural Illinois in the 1800s and early 1900s flourished with an influx of styles and instruments from across th…
CHARLESTON -- Efforts to have a Mattoon neighborhood and the city's Burgess-Osborne Auditorium added to the National Register of Historic Plac…
CHARLESTON -- Progress through strength in numbers was the main benefit of Eastern Illinois University's annual Panther Service Day on Saturday.
MATTOON -- More than 60 Williams Elementary School first-graders donned chef hats Friday to show that they have completed their year of studi…
ARCOLA -- It's not just the affection for a cherished doll and her friends from her stories but also about about what their creator was trying…
MATTOON -- As the Mattoon Public Library celebrates its 125th anniversary, Clay Dean recently reflected on his childhood memories of the libra…
MATTOON -- Several homeowners opened their backyards to locals for what was the 20th "Gathering at the Gardens" garden walk Saturday.