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Mattoon Hit and Run

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mattoon police are looking for the person responsible in a hit and run!

The Police Department says the accident happened Friday on Richmond Avenue near 25th street.

The suspect's vehicle is believed to be a 1989 to 1992 Ford Ranger.

Police believe the vehicle is light-colored with a damaged headlight, and missing grill piece from the front bumper.

If you have any ...

Mattoon Fire Open House

Thursday, 8 October 2015

If you want to get up close and personal at a fire station, here's your chance!

The Mattoon Fire Department is hosting an open house this weekend at station one on Prairie Avenue.

Assistant Fire Chief Sean Jungie says the event will give families a look at the emergency vehicles and equipment.

His department also plans some demonstrations, and to hand out information on ... READ MORE >>

Urbana School Fingerprinting Policy

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Urbana school officials change a hiring policy.

The district is updating the way they conduct volunteer background checks.

School officials say they'll no longer conduct fingerprint checks for student tutors or supervised volunteers.

The district says they'll now conduct those checks exclusively online.

They say the move, which other schools are using, will save ... READ MORE >>

Red Cross Training

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

A local relief agency is looking to train new volunteers.

The Red Cross will host two training classes at the Effingham Fire Department on October 24th.

The training includes the fundamentals of helping out the Red Cross during disasters, and how to properly run a disaster shelter

The classes are free, and no prior experience is needed.

For more infor ...