Virtual City Council Meetings – June Updates

Due to the “Shelter-in-Place” order put in place by the State of Illinois because of the Covid-19 “Coronavirus” pandemic, the regular meetings of the City Council in June will be held in a “virtual” meeting room.  This will allow for safe participation by elected officials, departmental managers, and any citizen interested in attending. Cisco WebEx […]

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City Limiting Access to Municipal Buildings

In an effort to reduce the risk to our staff and the potential spreading of the Coronavirus, the City of Mattoon is limiting public access to its buildings.  These buildings include:  City Hall, the Police Department, the two Fire Stations, the Tourism Office at the Mattoon Train Depot, and the Public Works Building.  These changes […]

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Ne-Co Asphalt Company will be starting work on the resurfacing of the bike trail from Mattoon to Charleston this morning, Thursday June 04. NeCo plans to start at Charleston and work toward Mattoon. The project is expected to be complete this fall.

The City of Mattoon would like to thank First-Mid Bank & Trust, the Lumpkin Family Foundation, and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for their financial support on the project.

These community partners are making a difference in the city and improving the quality of life for those living in Coles County. The bike trail is a valued part of Coles County and will only continue to be more so with the resurfacing project.

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Did any of you whiners read the statement? Here I will make it shorter for you. Grants can ONLY be used for certain things! You can’t just go willie nilly and do what yo want too. Come on.🙄 The City of Mattoon would like to thank First-Mid Bank & Trust, the Lumpkin Family Foundation, and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for their financial support on the project. These community partners are making a difference in the city

That's it!! I'm buying a bicycle!! 😁

So a trail that a dozen people use is the best way to spend tax dollars vs fixing city roads that thousands use daily. Yep typical government do the most irresponsible things with the peoples money.

That’s nice but when will Dewitt finally be done. People need to start charging the city to replace their tires for driving on this road. This question has been asked so many times by so many people. Why is Dewitt being ignored?

So exciting to see Mattoon flourish.

How about fixing a lot of streets in Mattoon. They've been neglected for so long!

South 15th from Marshall Avenue south needs fixed big time

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Coles County Fireworks rescheduled from July 4th to August 29th, 2020

In light of the current guidelines from the Illinois Governor's Office regarding large gatherings and the re-opening of the State of Illinois, Mattoon Mayor Tim Gover and Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs have rescheduled the July 4th Fireworks Celebration to August 29th.
The Fireworks will be in conjunction with the Coles County Air Show previously scheduled for that day at the Coles County Memorial Airport.

"This date change is the best alternative to cancelling this important event for our community. And it gives us the opportunity to partner with the Coles County Air Show." said Mayor Combs

As the date approaches there will be announcements about plans for following the appropriate guidelines in regards to large gatherings. The Mattoon
Tourism and Arts Department and the Charleston Tourism and Recreation Department will be developing those plans in conjunction with the Coles County Memorial Airport.

Mayor Gover added "This is a challenging time for all of us and we felt it was important to give this event the best chance to be successful. Later this year guidelines may be different. The safety of our citizens is our priority."

For more information call the Charleston Tourism and Recreation Department at 217-345-6897 or Mattoon Tourism and Arts Department at 217-258-6286
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Thank you City of Mattoon for doing your best through these unprecedented times. We are happy to see fireworks in August especially if that means less people are crowded together in July furthering the spread of this virus.

This sounds like a wonderful event! People in our neighborhood set off enough for the whole town anyway. Something to look forward to in August. 👍

Doesn't matter when they have it. At least they are and it is a big event in our community. Every thing else has been pretty negative so far this year. Maybe it will give the kids and adults to have something to look forward to

That is wonderful news! Something positive to look forward to. There is so much negative energy right now not too mention so many negative opinions. Thank you to thise who are planning this positive event!

So grateful we can have them at a later date. Thank u City of Mattoon.

Christmas will be in March of 2021.

Thank you for rescheduling ❤️

This is ridiculous! Haven’t our kids suffered enough! Who wants to see fireworks in August! If people don’t want to go, they just don’t go!

It's not August yet people, don't count on it happening, the victims of the virus is going up because of the protesters.

That is awesome

Apparently if you call it a "protest" the governor's orders are null and void. Must be one of the loopholes. We could protest the outrageous taxes put forth by this tyrannical governor. That might be a viable option.

Everyone blows fireworks from their homes on New Years in New Orleans - and everyone watch’s the sky light up

Who wants to see fireworks in August?

This is why I cough on and touch every item at the store because I cant cough and touch people at large gatherings like my uncle Joe Biden 😉

Effingham Lake Sara will have theirs going on.

Going

Stephanie Bean-Morrissey

Audra Humke

Ryan Mulvaney Lucas Hayes

Nathan Mitchell Felicia Stiverson

Mitchell Wallace 😵

Ashley Marie Cody Castelli

Ridiculous. Everyone is scared of the fat ass pos in Chicago lol.

Stupid sheep

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