Unpaid $70 restaurant bill adds up to three years in prison for Ill. man
A man who didn't pay his bill at an Alamo Steakhouse in eastern Illinois was served a 3-year prison sentence CHARLESTON, Ill.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
No charges in alleged Charleston sexual assault
The Coles County State's Attorney has decided not to pursue charges in an alleged sexual assault case from April.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Gire receives journalism education honor
Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire is being honored with the Illinois Journalism Education Association's Friend of Scholastic Journalism award.
Man Sentenced to Three-Year Prison Stint After Refusing to Pay Restaurant Bill
According to the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier , repeat bill-skipper Anthony M. Malabehar - a 47-year-old from Charleston, Illinois - received a three-year prison sentence after he refused to pay a $70 dinner bill at the Alamo Steak House last April in nearby Mattoon.
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Historic site offers Pioneer Camp for students
A series of 1-week camps this summer will give children an opportunity to experience what life was like in Illinois during the 1840s.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Charleston man sentenced for murder
A man is sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for beating another man to death during a motel robbery.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Belleville News Democrat
Columbia man scores rare albatross at the Acorns
Barry Alexander, of Columbia, arrived at the Acorns Golf Links in Waterloo on Memorial Day looking forward to a casual 18 holes with three good friends at one of the more challenging par 72 layouts in the metro-east. But on this day, the 58-year-old Alexander left the course with more then which he came.
Wed May 29, 2013
Ortega named public defender for Coles County
A 10-year employee of the Champaign County public defender's office has been chosen as the next public defender for Coles County.
The Daily Gazette
Mayor: Affordable housing project good for city
Construction materials are scattered along the site of the Country Lane Apartments at West 11th Street and Woodburn Avenue in Sterling Tuesday afternoon.
Mon May 27, 2013
Sandwich's Njegovan nets 2A discus title with record toss
It's a pretty sure bet that the rest of the finalists in the Class 2A discus competition here at the IHSA Boys State Track and Field Meet have been throwing the steel plate a lot longer than Sandwich's Ryan Njegovan.
Sun May 26, 2013
Area track stars shine in rainy state finals
Cool temperatures and intermittent rain didn't slow down or otherwise hamper several area preps as they competed in the Class 1A through 3A state track and field finals held Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Weather Almanac For May 26th
Near Manchester is where the worst tornado touched down. It moved east and passed about 10 miles south of Jacksonville.
Fri May 24, 2013
Some convenient care centers will close on holiday
If you get sick on Memorial Day, be warned some local convenient care centers will be closed that day, Carle will close its convenient Care centers in Urbana, Danville and Mattoon-Charleston all day Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
Follow State Track Meet Live on Patch
Athletes from all over Illinois including the north and northwest suburbs will compete in the Illinois High School Association State Track Meet today and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Thu May 23, 2013
Wed May 22, 2013
Alarcon Gets Boost From Hard Work
After three years on the New Trier High School varsity track team, triple jumper Taylor Alarcon knew he had to do something different if he wanted to finish his senior season at the State Meet Friday and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.