Mattoon police

Vehicles driven by James R. Keith of Effingham and Sally L. Laue of Mattoon collided at 11:14 a.m. Thursday at Charleston Avenue and South Seventh Street. No injuries were reported.


Marlaina K. Harper of Toledo was ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device for a collision with a vehicle driven by Nathaniel J. West of Mattoon at 11:26 a.m. March 5 at Charleston Avenue and South Sixth Street.

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Mattoon fire

Firefighters responded to a false alarm caused by an alarm system malfunction at 12:17 p.m. Monday at Palm Terrace, 1000 Palm Ave.


Firefighters walked through several downtown buildings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday to plan for their response to any future fires or other emergencies there.

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Contact Rob Stroud at (217) 238-6861. Follow him on Twitter: @TheRobStroud



Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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