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.
The Mattoon Arts Council plans to hold its annual Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Lone Elm Room at the train depot, 1718 Broadway Ave.
A GPS location app on a stolen computer tablet recently led police to a man who allegedly broke into the Free Methodist Church, 1621 Marshall Ave., Wednesday evening in Mattoon.
New Mattoon Fire Department interim Chief Kevin Schott has been getting to know his staff of firefighters and the community.
Mattoon police officers made four meth related arrests in separate cases during the recent long holiday weekend, including one following a foot pursuit.
Schools offer a variety of job opportunities on campus for student workers.
The Mattoon City Council recently approved the court ordered payment of a total of $79,000 in compensatory damages to 32 current and retired firefighters in a Mattoon Fire Department staffing level case.
A Charleston man with a burglary record in Coles County has been sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for burglarizing a doctor's office in Marion.