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  1. Former Decatur Businessman Handed 5-Year Prison SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Y 103

    August 20 - A former Decatur business owner has received a five-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to federal drug charges. Noman Hizam, 37, of Harristown has been in custody of U.S. Marshals since his July 2016 arrest for possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as "spice" and "K2."

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  2. Council OKs Doubling Video Gaming License FeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Y 103

    August 20 - The annual licensing fee for video gambling machines in Decatur will double to $500, and hardly anyone at Monday night's City Council meeting seemed particularly thrilled about it. Several business voiced opposition to the increase and asked the panel to postpone the vote.

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  3. Updated Ambulance Code ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Y 103

    August 20 - Following a prolonged debate over the wording of a single sentence, the City of Decatur has updated its ambulance code. Fire Chief Jeff Abbott said the main updates will allow the city and fire department to keep track of where ambulances are located through at GPS system, establish requirements for ambulance personnel, know their response times and craft dispatching procedures.

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  4. Millikin Throws Birthday Party for University CommonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | 95Q

    August 20 - Many 1-year-olds may just be taking their first steps, but the one celebrated Monday afternoon at Millikin University is already running strong. "What an amazing place this is," Millikin President Dr. Patrick White said as the university threw a birthday party for the University Commons complete with singing, cake and ice cream.

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  5. $1.5 Million Grant to Fund Workforce Training Coming to RichlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | 95Q

    Decatur could see 225 new jobs because of the initiative, and the funding is included in the current year's state budget. Manar says the grant is designed to bridge the gap between employers who are seeking a stronger workforce in Decatur, and employees who are looking to increase their employability in a variety of areas.

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  6. Decatur Police Join In Traffic Enforcement CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 19 | 95Q

    August 19 - A traffic safety campaign by the Decatur Police Department will crack down on intoxicated, improperly restrained and distracted drivers beginning Monday and running through Labor Day. Decatur police are partnering with the Illinois State Police and other local law enforcement agencies on the increased statewide effort.

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  7. Paint, Electronics Collections PlannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 19 | 95Q

    August 19 - People looking to discard unwanted household paints or electronic devices will have the chance on several upcoming collection dates announced by Macon County Environmental Management. Latex paint,oil-based paint and most stains and varnishes in originally labeled containers will be accepted during four collection events this fall: August 28, September 11, September 29 and October 9. The collections are by appointment at the Macon County Environmental Management Recycling Center, 1750 N. 21st Street in Decatur.

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  8. First Year Millikin Students Learn About the Decatur CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 18 | 95Q

    August 18 - Before the first day of classes begin Monday, Millikin University students dug in around the community Friday for their annual "Day of Action". Over 400 Millikin first-year students took part in the United Way's integral part of New Student Welcome Week at Millikin.

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  9. Long Time Community Leader Frank Tyrolt Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 18 | 95Q

    He was born the fourth of five children March 26, 1933 in Lyons, Illinois to Otto and Anna Tyrolt. He graduated from Morton Community High School in 1950.

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  10. Veteran Livingston Surprised With Replacement BadgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | Y 103

    August 17 - Korean War veteran Ottis Livingston received a replacement for his missing Combat Medic badge during a surprise ceremony Friday afternoon at the Macon County Veterans Assistance Commission office in Decatur. "You saw tears come to my eyes, I was so surprised," he said.

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  11. Rauner Signs Rose Legislation Protecting the Mahomet AquiferRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | Y 103

    August 17 - Protecting the Mahomet Aquifer is the goal of legislation signed by Governor Rauner Thursday. The legislation was sponsored by State Senator Chapin Rose.

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  12. CEFCU Shows Off Remodeled FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 17 | Y 103

    "We were very, very out of date," said Rapp, the member center manager at the credit union's location at 3301 N. Woodford St. CEFCU celebrated completion of an eight-month remodeling project Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and business after hours party sponsored by the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce. "We're very happy to make this investment here," said CEFCU President and CEO Mark Spenny.

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  13. Decatur and Macon County Veterans Head to WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | 95Q

    August 16 - Land of Lincoln Honor Flight that serves Central Illinois will take its next Honor Flight to Washington DC Tuesday, August 21st, out of Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. On board the flight will be 1 World War II, 19 Korean War and 65 Vietnam War Era Veterans who will visit and reflect with their comrades at their national memorials.

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  14. Durbin, Pritzker Stump for LondriganRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | 95Q

    August 15 - When Sen. Dick Durbin was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, his district included Macon County. Now he wants to see a Democrat reclaim the seat that represents the Decatur area.

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  15. Murder Victim Remembered in Candle Light Vigil Tuesday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Y 103

    August 15 - A large crowd gathered at the corner of Main and Oakland streets in Decatur for a candle light vigil to remember Cody Drew Tuesday evening. The 24 year old Drew died early Friday after being stabbed multiple times in an apparent dispute over winnings from a video gaming machine.

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  16. Richland Community College Welcomes New Dean of Liberal ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Y 103

    Pickel is a familiar face at Richland, having served two years ago as the Assistant to the Dean in Health Professions and as the Director of Adult Education. She most recently served as the Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Human Services at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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  17. EPL Joins Berlin-based Tentamus GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | 95Q

    August 13 - EPL Bio Analytical Services has joined The Tentamus Group, a Berlin-based global product and safety firm that tests, audits and consults on products involving the human body. Robin King, chief executive officer for EPL, says the Harristown lab has had a long-term working relationship with Tentamus.

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  18. Robin Vogel Memorial Dinner and RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Y 103

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Robin Vogel Memorial Dinner. This event, the eve before the run, will be held on September 28th at 6pm at the Decatur Club.

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  19. Off Duty Officer Arrested for Domestic ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Y 103

    August 13 - The Decatur Police Department has released the following statement regarding a domestic violence arrest involving a Decatur Police Officer. Sunday, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Officers with the Decatur Police Department were detailed to a Decatur address in reference to a domestic violence incident involving an off-duty Decatur Police Officer.

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  20. Abundance of Road Work to Start MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | 95Q

    August 13 - Repaving on Airport Road is one of several road work projects slated to begin Monday in Decatur, weather permitting. The work on Airport Road will reduce the south 4,000 feet of the street to be reduced to one lane.

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