City Clerk’s Update on Birth Certificates

Parents needing to obtain a copy of a birth certificate before a child goes to school needs to plan ahead.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mattoon City Hall is currently closed to the public, so all requests for birth certificates are being handled by mail.  The City Clerk’s Office encourages parents to allow extra time […]

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Virtual City Council Meetings – August Updates

Due to the Covid-19 “Coronavirus” pandemic, regular and special meetings of the City Council will continue to 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 hosts the virtual Council Chamber.  Join the meetings using the information shown […]

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Coles County, August 7th

Mattoon Mayor Tim Gover and Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs have announced that Coles County Fireworks scheduled for August 29 has been cancelled.

"Because the safety and security of our citizens is our first priority, we are sad to announce that the Coles County Fireworks scheduled for August 29th have been cancelled. The reality is that large gatherings are under the current guidelines from the Illinois Governor's office are still very challenging, making this event unrealistic." said Mayor Gover.

Mayor Combs added that "No one wants to cancel community events because we know they are important to our quality of life, but under the circumstances we simply had no option but to cancel. We know some will be disappointed, but please know we didn't make the decision without careful consideration of all involved."

Coles County Fireworks 2021 are scheduled for July 4th, 2021.

For additional information please contact the Mattoon Tourism office at or 217-258-6286.
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I kinda forgot who our mayor was —-

Was a RIDICULOUS plan to begin with!!!

Might as well announce the air show is canceled as well

This is no shock. But! Please explain how we cancel outdoor fireworks but it’s ok to send kids and staff to school!

But yet still no mask mandate hmmm 🤔 and cases are going up. Tell the business to get their stuff together, and we would still be in the blue

So I assume no large group protests of any kind will be denied as well. 🤷🏼

We all knew this was coming but kids still are going back to school?! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Good job bowing to illegal orders from a criminal governor! Regardless of the perceived risk the order from the governor is illegal. You just keep playing your political games and the people remember who you sided with on election day.

Maybe it’s time to mandate masks. I’m sick of seeing these dirtbag hillbillies down here without masks on.

What a bunch of pussies

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Join us in Downtown Mattoon for our Lunch & Music free concert series this Friday August 7, 2020 from 11:30- 1:00pm. Jake Hoult will take the stage playing Country & Classic Rock. He will be featuring new Music off his current release. Bring your lawn chairs and grab lunch from one of our many Downtown Restaurants. Look for a FREE concert every Friday (weather permitting) all summer. Sponsored by: Mattoon Arts Council, Mattoon Tourism and Sound Source Music. ... See MoreSee Less

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