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*UPDATED: Charleston, Illinois Wins Governor's Hometown Award (with Video)


*Updated Information:

WEIU FM and TV is inviting the public to a viewing of the video that helped Charleston win the Governor's Hometown Award for our beautiful Lake View Trails.

WEIU partnered with the City of Charleston to produce a 22-minute video that was shown to the judges in Springfield, IL. This video represented a visual illustration, along with a presentation given by City of Charleston officials, that ultimately led to this outstanding recognition for the community.

WEIU invites campus and community members to the Buzzard Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University for a 6:30 p.m. video viewing and celebration reception Monday, October 23. Station tours will be available following the reception.

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From EIU Mayor Brandon Combs:

"I want to share some wonderful news with you all. I am so excited and proud to announce that Charleston has won the 2017 Governor's Hometown Award! This is a huge honor for our community and Eastern Illinois University.

This gives us all something to be proud on the lookout for more announcements to come on this amazing achievement and what it means for our community. It is a privilege and an honor to serve our amazing community as your mayor."

See Mayor Combs' full comments here.

Video below.




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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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