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Miss Coles County Fair pageant 2014 is Sunday
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:18:47 -0700

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The 2014 Miss Coles County Fair Queen Pageant is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the grandstands at the Coles County Fairgrounds in Charleston, according to a pr…

Coles County Fair starts Sunday
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:13:46 -0700

CHARLESTON -- Sales of adult beverages and free admission days for members of the military and veterans and for senior citizens are new features for the Coles County Fair in 2014.

Quinn OKs $1.1 billion for road project
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

DECATUR – Decatur's roadways remain on track for a summer face-lift.

Grand jury indictments charge six with meth offenses
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:13:11 -0700

CHARLESTON -- Six Douglas County residents are charged in Coles County with methamphetamine conspiracy and related offenses for allegedly working together to make the drug in both counties.

Man found guilty of failure to register as sex offender
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:13:08 -0700

CHARLESTON -- A Coles County judge convicted a man of failing to register as a sex offender though the man didn't live in Coles County for the length of time the offense required.

Juanita Woods
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:43:32 -0700

PEORIA, ARIZ. -- Juanita Tutt Woods, 88, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on July 2, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born in Wolfe County, KY in 1925. The Tutt family moved to Coles County, Illinois when Juanita was a baby.

Douglas County meth defendants plead not guilty
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:01:00 -0700

CHARLESTON -- Not guilty pleas were entered Monday by five of the six people recently indicted on charges accusing them of methamphetamine activity in Coles and Douglas counties.

Board to vote on contract for road resurfacing
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:43:16 -0700

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Resurfacing the road from Fairgrange to Rardin should take place this summer with the Coles County Board's OK of a contract for the work.

Updated: severe thunderstorm warning, watch issued
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:10 -0700

NEW 1:25 p.m. Monday: From the National Weather Service: read more

Severe thunderstorm watch issued
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:10:21 -0700

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for East Central Illinois until 6 p.m. Monday. Winds up to 70 miles per hour and hail up to 1.5 inches are possible, although the threats will be scattered. You should monitor weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter if necessary.