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Mattoon Detour

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A traffic detour is planned through Mattoon next month.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says beginning June 1st, U.S. Route 45 north of Mattoon will be closed to traffic while a bridge is repaired over Riley Creek.  

The department says traffic will be detoured around on Illinois 133, then to I-57, then Illinois Route 16 and back to U.S. Route 45 during the ... READ MORE >>

IDNR: Eagle Creek Resort Should be Demolished

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a troubled, state-owned resort in eastern Illinois closed since 2009 should be demolished and the site redeveloped.

The department says it would cost $17.8 million to replace or repair buildings at Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center facility on Lake Shelbyville.

So the agency is soliciting ideas for the site that wou ... READ MORE >>

Champaign's Population Growing

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau reports Champaign is among the nation's faster-growing cities.

The city is the only one in Illinois to reach that distinction. Of the others, 74 are in California, 47 are in Texas, and 17 are in the Carolinas.

From July 2014 to July 2015, the Census found Champaign grew by 1.5 percent, to just over 86,900. It's now the 380th-largest city nationally a ... READ MORE >>

Mattoon Armed Robbery

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mattoon police say two people are facing charges after an armed robbery.

On Monday morning, just after 4am, police arrested 24-year-old Tiara Farris and 24-year-old Jared Sykes, both of Mattoon.

Police say Farris and Sykes lured a person to their residence on Marshall Avenue with the intent of taking the victim's drugs.

They believe a knife was used during the i ... READ MORE >>