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EIUPresident

After almost a year of searching, Eastern Illinois University has selected its next president. The university announced their new president-elect at its board of trustees meeting earlier this afternoon. EIU's president election committee announced today, David Glassman will be the school's next president. Glassman will be Eastern's 12th president since it's establishment in 1895. EIU's search ... READ MORE >>

Jail Virtual Visitation

Officials say visiting an inmate is an inconvenient process. The Coles County sheriff's department is hoping to change that! A new technology is being implemented that will increase visitation hours, and even make it possible for inmates to visit with family members remotely. Tillis says us the technology is currently being installed in all cells. She says that will allow inmates to conduct th ... READ MORE >>

Jail Virtual Visitation

Officials say visiting an inmate is an inconvenient process. The Coles County sheriff's department is hoping to change that! A new technology is being implemented that will increase visitation hours, and even make it possible for inmates to visit with family members remotely. Tillis says us the technology is currently being installed in all cells. She says that will allow inmates to conduct ... READ MORE >>

MAP Grant Repayment Proposal

State Senator Chapin Rose has introduced a plan that could affect financial aid for nearly a hundred and fifty thousand students. A student who receives a grant from the state would have to pay it back if they leave Illinois within five years. The proposal has a ways to go and could face challenges in a Democrat-controlled General Assembly. It'll have to make it out of committees in both the Sena ... READ MORE >>

Icy Roofs

While we haven't seen as much as the northeast, we've still got our fair share of snow in East Central Illinois! As the temperature goes above and below freezing within a week, snow and ice can melt and refreeze; especially in a place more peculiar than roadways and sidewalks. Local Business Owner Ed Carter says while collapsing roofs are becoming a large problem for residents in Boston, our area ... READ MORE >>