City of Mattoon News

Latest News from the City of Mattoon


City of Mattoon Bicycle Plan

At its meeting on February 5, the City Council approved a Bicycle Plan developed by a committee from the Mattoon in Motion initiative, with assistance from Ride Illinois and funding by The Lumpkin Family Foundation.

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Mattoon in Motion a Winner in the Impact Challenge!

Mattoon in Motion has been selected as a winner in the Impact Challenge! Our project, The Cross County Innovation Center, has received a $75,000 grant from the Impact Challenge. The statewide competition selected ten Illinois nonprofits with bold, new ideas to create economic opportunities in their communities. Now the public has the chance to […]

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Mattoon in Motion

Mattoon in Motion was created in the fall of 2017 when a cross-section of more than 80 passionate community members came together and participated in a series of planning sessions initiated by the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation and the MAPPING community planning program offered by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University, and the City […]

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Mattoon Lightworks is Underway!

Drive through Peterson Park to see a vast array of holiday lights displayed. There are new displays added, with many animated. There will be a live nativity on Friday nights in December. Free Admission with donations accepted. Over 15,000 visitors each year see this great display of holiday lights vividly reflecting off the winter’s snow. […]

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