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The city is connecting the sewer system on the north side of Mattoon to the satellite treatment plant on North Sixth Street near Riley Creek.
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Dustin Hay has announced that he is running for election to Coles County Board District 6 in Mattoon.
The electronics recycling event will start at 8 a.m. Aug. 28 and end when the trailers are full or by 1 p.m., whichever comes first.
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The Mattoon City Council also approved a new four-year agreement with the police union that is retroactive to May 2020.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, says an "unfair funding formula" meant McLean County didn't get FEMA assistance.
The Mattoon City Council also will consider allocating grants from the city's downtown TIF district for roof and other repairs at two buildings there.
Republican candidate for governor Gary Rabine built his business in paving and has chosen "Paving the Way to Stay" as his campaign slogan to reflect his goal of improving Illinois' business climate.
The campaign stop in Mattoon will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Planet Entertainment building, 1513 Old State Road.
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