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Charleston Referendum

Coles County residents have the chance to vote for a sales tax referendum on the November 8th election ballot. The Charleston school district is in need of money to help pay for renovations and upgrades the school needs. The tax increase would not only come from Coles County residents but also from those who visit, said Superintendent Jim Littleford. If the referendum is passed Littleford said it ... READ MORE >>

Effingham Cemetery Thefts

Effingham police are looking for the person who stole ornaments and other mementos from a local cemetery. They also say, so far, sixteen ornaments have been stolen. All of the ornaments along with a stolen concrete bench are valued at nearly one thousand dollars. The cemetery caretaker says he hasn't seen anything like this in ten years and these thefts are just shocking. P ... READ MORE >>

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Mattoon's Attempted Child Abduction

Mattoon residents are still in shock that a known sexual predator was once again lurking around their area. In 2008, 37-year-old Derek Luckey pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two teenagers. On Monday Luckey was arrested again The Coles County state's attorney is reviewing the current case. No formal charges have been filed. In 2008, Luckey pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abus ... READ MORE >>

Tuscola Lottery

A Tuscola gas station sells a multi-million dollar lottery ticket. The winning numbers were announced Friday night. Manager of Lambo’s gas station Bryan Trails says the store has taken several calls from people wanting to know if the jackpot news is true. The Illinois lottery says the winning ticket is worth 133 million dollars. The winner has not claimed their prize yet but when they do their ... READ MORE >>