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    • Mattoon – Charleston Central Illinois Hosted by Logan Place Suites, Mattoon
    • Distance to… St. Louis 132 miles Indianapolis 141 miles Chicago 183 miles Louisville 245 miles Columbus 314 miles Nashville 325 miles Memphis 351 miles Kansas City 394 miles Des Moines 400 miles
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    • Charleston Tony Romo played at Eastern Illinois University
    • Coles County
      • Population in July 2007: 51,011
      • (76% urban, 24% rural)
      • 2008 cost of living index in Coles County: 78.0 (U.S. average is 100)
      • Estimated median household income
      • in 2007: $37,506
      • Unemployment in May 2009: 7.5% (Illinois: 9.9%)
    • Education
      • Current college students: 10,787
      • 3584 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
      • People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
      • People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
    • Most Common Industries for Males
      • Educational services: 11%
      • Construction: 9%
      • Accommodation and food services: 8%
      • Printing and related support activities: 5%
      • Machinery: 5%
      • Public administration: 4%
      • Repair and maintenance: 3%
    • Most Common Industries for Females
      • Educational services: 22%
      • Health care: 13%
      • Accommodation and food services: 9%
      • Social assistance: 4%
      • Finance and insurance: 4%
      • Department and other general merchandise stores: 3%
      • Printing and related support activities: 3%
    • Mattoon
      • Mayor David Cline
      • City Hall: 208 North 19th St
      • Mattoon, IL 61938
      • Phone 217-234-4633
      • Fax 217-258-643
    • City Council
    • City Council
      • Chris Rankin Phone: 217-235-5654 Public Property:  Water & Sewer Departments, Lakes, Parks, Cemetery.
      • Rick Hall Phone: 217-235-5654 Public Health & Safety:  Fire Department, Tourism.
      • Mayor David Cline Phone: 217-234-4633 City Administrator, City Clerk, Inspection, Legal, Library, Technology, Police Department.
      • Randy Ervin Phone: 217-235-5267 Streets & Public Improvement: Streets, Sidewalks, Construction, Trees.
      • Tim Gover Phone: 217-235-5654 Accounts & Finances: Finance, & Nuisance.
    • City Administrator
      • Interim City Administrator: John Kolata
      • Phone: 217-235-5654
      The position is responsible and acts as the Council's staff advisor and oversees the City's daily operations including public relations, legislative matters, execution and implementation of City's policies, the City's financial status, and last but not least, it is the City Administrator's responsibility to assist the City Council with the essential information needed to be utilized in the decision making process. The City Administrator is also responsible for allocating resources available to the City to developing programs to benefit the business community of the City of Mattoon.
    • While in Mattoon Check Out www.LoganPlaceSuites.com
    • History
      • The town's name honors William Mattoon, who helped construct the Terre Haute and Alton Railroad. The projected junction of this rail line with the Illinois Central in 1854 convinced local settlers that the land was an ideal site for a community. Swamp grass and prairie would give way to steel rails, homes and businesses.
      • With the westward movement of the railroads, Mattoon prospered and grew at a surprising rate. The first churches, schools and businesses were established. The town counted more than 100 buildings by 1856. The following year, officials of the growing community started the steps to incorporate. In 1861, the final charter was adopted.
    • History
      • The Lincoln family has long been part of the area's history. They first settled in Coles County in 1831 on a farm about three miles south of the future site of Mattoon. Although he never lived in Coles County, the future President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, frequently traveled through the area as a circuit-riding lawyer. One of the famous debates with Stephen Douglas took place in Coles County in 1858.
      • Manufacturing became an important part of the local economy between World War I and World War II. The discovery of oil in 1940 gave Mattoon's growth yet another boost.
      • Throughout its development, a key to Mattoon's prosperity has been its location in the great Midwestern farm belt. The rich, black farmland around Mattoon is abundantly productive.
    • FutureGen
    • What is FutureGen?
      • FutureGen is the first of its kind coal-fueled power plant that will link state of the art technologies to produce electricity and hydrogen with near-zero emissions.
    • What is FutureGen?
      • The project will take a significant step in strengthening the United States’ ability to produce reliable energy, improve the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This effort will serve as a prototype for the next generation of power plants throughout the country and the world.
    • What is FutureGen?
      • FutureGen will also serve as a research laboratory for discovering and refining clean coal technology, hydrogen production and carbon sequestration. As new technology is discovered and evolves, it will be incorporated into the design and operation of the plant. FutureGen will foster innovations that will affect the energy industry for years to come.
    • What is FutureGen?
      • The $1.5 billion project is a government-industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and the FutureGen Alliance, a consortium of the world’s largest coal and energy producers.
    • What is FutureGen?
      • The FutureGen plant will be a medium-sized coal-fueled plant, generating approximately 275 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply approximately 150,000 U.S. households.
    • FutureGen
      • The Department of Energy announced plans to build FutureGen in 2003. By May 2006, 12 sites in seven states applied to host the plant. In July 2006, the FutureGen Alliance announced the four finalists for the facility: Mattoon and Tuscola in Illinois; and Jewett and Odessa in Texas. Mattoon, Illinois was selected in December, 2007.
    • FutureGen
      • An economic impact study from Southern Illinois University Carbondale found that FutureGen would have a much larger economic impact than the 1,300 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs that are estimated to be created.
    • FutureGen
      • During the four-year construction period, there would also be more than $1 billion in economic impact statewide. Approximately 1,225 indirect and induced spin-off jobs will be created as a result of the ripple effect generated by FutureGen.
    • FOR MORE INFORMATION:
      • Office of Coal Development
      • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
      • 620 East Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701 217.782.6370 800.785.6055 FAX: 217.558.2647
    • Effects of FutureGen
      • Economic Growth
      • Economic Impact Statewide
      • Environmental Benefits
      • Temporary & Permanent Job Creation
      • Temporary Housing Shortage in Mattoon Area
    • Effects of FutureGen
      • Temporary Housing Shortage in Mattoon Area
      Solution...
    • Effects of FutureGen
      • Temporary Housing Shortage in Mattoon Area
    • Logan Place Suites 217 - 221 Logan Street, Mattoon, IL
    • Logan Place Suites 217 Logan Street, Mattoon, IL Logan Place Suites offers a new and comfortable alternative to standard hotels. A home-away-from-home, Logan Place features:
      • Spacious 2 bedroom/1 bath, fully-furnished suites
      • All the comfort and conveniences of home
      • In-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, linens, towels and more – just bring your clothes
      • Convenient East Mattoon location near shopping and restaurants
    • Logan Place Suites 217 Logan Street, Mattoon, IL Logan Place Suites is an 8-unit corporate housing facility located in the East Central Illinois Community of Mattoon. Logan Place has been one of Mattoon’s premier apartment buildings for nearly 15 years and is now offering upgraded suites to serve corporate housing needs.
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      • Professionally managed by Apex Property Management
      • 1400 1/2 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938
      • 217-234-7368
      • www.LoganPlaceSuites.com
    • To take a vitual tour visit LoganPlaceSuites.com Logan Place Suites, Mattoon, Illinois