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Youth Homeless Shelter

Homeless youth living couch to couch may find comfort in a new center. A youth homeless shelter is being renovated in Charleston for those not sure where they'll sleep next. News Watch's Margaret Langevin spent the day talking to counselors about this new facility and they say they've seen a dramatic increase in a need for a center like this in Charleston. Those staying in the shelter can only READ MORE>

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Helen Matthes Library Bids

The bids to convert a former bank into Effingham's new Helen Matthes Library are in!

Library Director Amanda McKay says the library received eight bids today from construction companies ... but have not yet awarded a contract.

McKay says the project is estimated to cost about $3 million and she says all bids were in that range.

McKay says the construction should start i

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Mattoon Playoff Chances

They can not win the Apollo Conference, but there are still 92 berths available for the IHSA Playoffs, and there are 93 teams ahead of Mattoon for those spots.

It is not as simple as Mattoon only has to jump two teams to get into the playoffs, but Sports Watch can say they have a good shot of playing in the postseason if they get their fifth win tonight.

A key win for the ... READ MORE >

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