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Anniversary of the Charleston Riot
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:18:59 -0700

Historians mark the 150th Anniversary of the Charleston Riot, a violent confrontation on the square around the Coles County Courthouse at which nine people were killed, including six Union soldiers, and 12 others were wounded. Saturday March 29, 2014, Charleston, IL.

Women Owning Or Managing Farm Operations Are Invited To The April 22 Women Caring For The Land Conservation Discussion ...
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:11:00 -0700

NORMAL, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Women, Food and Agriculture Network, The Nature Conservation and the Coles and Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold a Women Caring for the Land Conservation Discussion in Arcola, Douglas County, Illinois on April 22. "Nearly half the farmland in Illinois is currently owned or co-owned by women. More ...

Tom Kacich: Riot rocked region about 150 years ago
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:09:11 -0700

For the most part, Illinois was like the rest of the northern states and had its landscape relatively unscarred by Civil War battles. However, central Illinois did not go untouched in the war between the states. Charleston to mark anniversary of Civil War-related event that killed 9, wounded 12 For the most part, Illinois was like the rest of the northern states and had its landscape relatively ...

Vermilion, Champaign hold steady in health rankings
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:10:09 -0700

Vermilion County ranked 95th among the state's 102 counties, up one notch from the previous year, in the annual County Health Rankings. Champaign County's state ranking remained unchanged at 23rd. An annual survey of the health of the nation's counties holds little surprise for Jenny Trimmell. The administrator of the Vermilion County Health Department, Trimmell said her county's ranking near ...

Mobile Mammography sets local stops
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:13:20 -0700

MATTOON -- Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center’s Mobile Mammography Services will be at area county health departments, banks and other locations in May.

Aldridge's 28 lead Blazers past Grizzlies, 105-98
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:31:00 -0700

CHARLESTON — The City of Charleston has been ranked number 22 on a list of the 50 safest cities in Illinois.

Smith, Denorfia lift Padres to 3-1 win over LA
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:15:50 -0700

CHARLESTON — The City of Charleston has been ranked number 22 on a list of the 50 safest cities in Illinois.

Smoking down in Illinois, but not evenly
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:25:08 -0700

Smoking has declined in Illinois, but not all counties are seeing the same kinds of reductions in the number of people lighting up. CHAMPAIGN — Smoking has declined in Illinois, but not all counties are seeing the same kinds of reductions in the number of people lighting up, new research has found. There were marked differences throughout the state in the numbers of people who smoke, with the ...

My Amish Home: Kangaroos are apparently the deer of Australia
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:09:06 -0700

“Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of upriqhtness. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out …

Entertainment listings, March 27-April 3, 2014
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:04:03 -0700

A listing of events, provided by the venues.  Here are  instructions for submitting entries . Special events This weekend read more