Macon County Conservation District accepting upland game hunting applications
Applications for upland game hunting at Friends Creek Conservation Area's Upland Game Management Area are now being accepted by the Macon County Conservation District.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Crash Kills One, Injures Three Others
A 20 year old woman from Decatur is dead after a single car crash. Three others were also injured.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The Decatur Celebration is Less Than a Week Away
Thousands of people, filling the streets of downtown Decatur. It happens every year at the Decatur Celebration, an event packed with live music performances and all types of entertainment.
EXCHANGE: Band provides opportunity for musicians
ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, JULY 26 AND THEREAFTER - In this June 16, 2014 photo, Braeden Killian, foreground, rehearses the Star-Spangled Banner with fellow members of the Greater Decatur Youth Band at the Perkinson School of Music at Millikin University in Decatur Ill.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
New donation site and thrift store announced by The Salvation Army
Beginning August 2, The Salvation Army will accept donations at their truck, located in the Kroger parking lot in Brettwood Village.
Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program
The Herald and Review reports The Illinois Manure Share introduces farmers who have an abundance of livestock manure to those who need it.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Daily Gazette
College coop home to flock
Anni Heldt, a horticulture student at Richland Community College, tries to direct a chicken into the fenced in area of its coop June 13 at the college in Decatur.
New phone scam making its way through Macon County
The Macon County Sheriff's Office is advising the public of a new phone scam in the area.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Community Partnering to Get Kids Immunized
Each year, hundreds of students miss school because they don't have the required immunizations.
New traffic control signals installed in Decatur
Motorists can expect to see new traffic control signals installed on Illinois Route 48 and Boyd Road on Tuesday, July 22. The traffic control signals are expected to be turned on at some point after 10:00 a.m. on July 22. Motorists are urged to use caution and pay close attention to all traffic control present.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Trashed - City Seeks Legal Action Against Homeowner
It's all at a Decatur home. The city of Decatur initiated legal action Monday against the owner of a home at 1216 West King Street after neighbors complained about an invasion of roaches.
Top of the Morning, July 21, 2014: From the archives
At the "Bridge Breaking Ceremony" at Allerton bridge on the south side of the park in Monticello on Friday, September 30, 2011.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Cost of Flying is On the Rise Again
It's not out of the ordinary. According to the Airlines Reporting Corporation, the cost of flying has increased 12% in the past 5 years.
Memories Still Strong of 1974 Rail Explosion in Decatur
July 20--DECATUR -- The events of July 19, 1974, left a mark on Decatur that is still felt 40 years later.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Decatur Railyard Explosion
The early morning hours of July 19, 1974, were like any other in the Norfolk and Western railroad yard in Decatur, Illinois.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Herald & Review reports Thursday that the National Corn Growers Association wants to create a facility to support and develop farming research.
T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re Nt @lone
Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Job Fair Attracts Huge Crowd
In the first 15 minutes of a local job fair more than 100 people came through the doors of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Decatur seeking job applications.
Decatur detectives investigating attempted murder
Detectives are investigating an incident they are classifying as an attempted murder, where a Decatur Police Bike Patrol Officer narrowly avoided being hit by a fleeing car.