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Robbery reported at Charleston bank

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Police are investigating a report of a robbery that took place at approximately 2:35 p.m. today at Prairie State Bank and Trust, 1820 18th St near Casey's General Store, according to the Charleston Police Department.

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Costumed canines get their chance to parade at Barktoberfest

CHARLESTON -- Trick-or-treating children were not the only ones who were out and about in costume on Saturday for Halloween.

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Muddy Grove completes fan-funded album

MATTOON -- With about $12,000 in donations from friends, family and the area community, a local band was able to produce its first album in Nashville.

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Wildlife Watch: Nature up close at Lake Mattoon

For most of us who were born and raised in Illinois, it's common knowledge that one of the most likely places to see American Bald Eagles is along the Mississippi River in the Alton, Ill., area.

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Yard full of Halloween decorations await trick-or-treaters

MATTOON -- A black carriage driven by a skeleton, a monstrous tree laden with jack-o-lanterns, and a horde of other creatures are awaiting trick-or-treaters at Stinson Avenue and 14th Street.

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Grant aids elementary schools in helping kids let out emotions

MATTOON -- Both of the city's elementary schools have received grants to aid them in their new program to help students manage their emotions and let off some steam.

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Effort is underway to raise money to save the Will Rogers

CHARLESTON -- A group of people in the Charleston community have banded together in hopes of saving the Will Rogers Theatre.

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Planning Commission votes to deny permit for new homeless shelter site

MATTOON -- The city Planning Commission voted 6-0, with one abstention, Tuesday evening to deny Mattoon Area PADS' requested special use permit for relocating its homeless shelter to 2417-2421 Marshall Ave.

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Costumed canines to congregate Saturday

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Area Dog Club is hosting a costume parade for dog owners and their dogs as part of "Barktoberfest," a fundraising event for the club.

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Officials: Traffic increase warrants new lights on Ill. Route 16

CHARLESTON -- Traffic lights will be implemented next year at the intersection of Illinois Route 16 and Loxa Road.

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Ghost stories: Local residents tell tales of spirits

BLOOMINGTON — While watching her six-month-old son one afternoon more than three years ago, the owner of a two-story house on Lee Street in Bloomington noticed that something — or someone — had caught his attention.

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Nature center turns into weekend zombie wasteland

MATTOON -- The trails of Douglas-Hart Nature Center were different Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Firefighter honored for off-duty emergency response

CHARLESTON -- Kyle Keefer, fighter paramedic for the city Fire Department, received the Charleston Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year award Oct. 13.

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Program introduces children to different languages, cultures

CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University students are taking part in a seven-week program where they teach Jefferson Elementary School fourth-graders a different language.

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Petitions circulating for, against proposed homeless shelter site

MATTOON -- Petitions are being circulated to gather community support both for and against the Mattoon Area PADS homeless shelter's proposed move to the 2400 block of Marshall Avenue.

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Color run/walk goes pink to aid breast cancer awareness

MATTOON -- Runners and walkers were doused in pink powder Saturday morning at various points along the route for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center’s Paint the Town Pink 5K Color Run/Walk.

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Five Mile House fall fest draws a crowd

CHARLESTON -- Apple grower Aaron Hacker enjoys sharing information about his favorite fruit, and he had no shortage of audience members at the Five Mile House Fall Festival on Sunday.

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City touching up the exterior of Burgess-Osborne auditorium

MATTOON -- The city has been sprucing up the exterior of the 62-year-old Burgess-Osborne Memorial Auditorium.

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Eastern Illinois adopts newly designed Panther logo

CHARLESTON -- Leaders at Eastern Illinois University unveiled a new Panther logo Wednesday for the university to modernize the Eastern athletics brand.

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CHARLESTON -- A local food pantry will benefit from two upcoming performances of a play that shows the perspective of some of the women characters in the literary classic "Spoon River Anthology."

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