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  1. Former Sheriff Holsapple passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 95Q

    The Macon County Sheriff's Office says the former Sheriff died of natural offices at St. Mary's Hospital Sunday morning.


  2. Dual of the DevilsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Times Georgian

    Bremen's Drew Cook, top, came through with a strong showing to help the Blue Devils capture their first state duals championship since 2011 on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. Bremen defeated Lumpkin County in the finals of the Class AAA bracket, 36-21.


  3. All hands on deck for EaglesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The Mount Zion High School wrestling team is making a seventh straight appearance at the GHSA State Duals this weekend in Macon, opening the Class A bracket today at 3 p.m. against Irwin County. Mount Zion senior Jacob Kessinger, top, is one of several Eagle grapplers that will have to step up this weekend in Macon to help the squad overcome two to three holes in the lineup that will result in forfeits.


  4. Illinois, Macon County partner for Liquor Inspection Pilot ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Y 103

    December 15 - In an effort to improve the allocation of alcohol beverage compliance resources, the State of Illinois and the Macon County Sheriff's Office have recently joined forces to launch the Macon County Liquor Inspection Pilot Program. Lieutenant Jon Butts with the Macon County Sheriff's Office says they sat down with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission several months ago to discuss the agreement.


  5. Late night high speed chase leaves Piatt and Macon Co. authorities still in search of suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    MACON COUNTY Authorities continue to search for a suspect after he led multiple agencies on a chase from Piatt County through Macon County Saturday night. Jamie Belcher, with the Macon County Sheriff's Office, tells WAND News the suspect's vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Interstate 72 when it entered Decatur and got on U.S. Route 51 south.


  6. Suspects arrested for vandalism at Red Tail Run Golf ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Y 103

    ... individuals in the area led to interviews and arrests of two juveniles, one from Decatur and the other from rural Macon. The damage totals thousands of dollars. The case has been forwarded to the State's Attorney for disposition, and the Park ...


  7. Appeals court denies Paxton man's double-jeopardy claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    A state appellate court has upheld a Macon County judge's decision to reject a Paxton man's claim that his felony drug-trafficking case should be thrown out on the grounds of double jeopardy. Three judges for the Fourth District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed an Oct. 5 order denying an appeal brought in April by 34-year-old Eddi S. "Migo" Ramirez.


  8. VA Veterans Day programRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | Y 103

    November 12 - The Macon County Veterans Assistance Commission does a ton for veterans and they are encouraging you to continue thank those who served. The VA hosted their annual Veterans Day celebration Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Decatur.


  9. Trump the popular choice among Macon County votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Y 103

    November 9 - Long lines filled county offices and polling locations yesterday as residents were given one more chance to fulfill their civic duties and the majority of Macon County voters favored Donald Trump. Macon County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Jim Underwood describes what the Democratic watch party at Doherty's was experiencing when exit polls were released.


  10. Suspicious items found in trick or treat candy in Macon CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | 95Q

    November 2 - The Macon County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a report of suspicious pill like items found in candy packages that were handed out during trick or treating in the Macon Illinois area. The report was received by the Sheriff's Office last night and the information is limited at this time.


  11. Authorities: "pill-like" items reported during trick-or-treatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Macon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of "suspicious pill-like items" found in candy packages handed out during trick-or-treating in the Macon area, the office announced late Tuesday. Authorities said they received the report late Tuesday.


  12. Macon's Brian Snitker Remembers Roots in First Offseason as an MLB ManagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... that," said Snitker. "Everything's a new experience for me, just like it was on May 17." That was the date Snitker, a Macon, Illinois native - and pro baseball lifer - earned his first major league managerial job. As is the case with many ...


  13. Snitker's feel-good story was well-earnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Atlanta Braves

    ... -- the 13th full-time manager for the Braves since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966. He was born and raised in Macon, Ill. -- a town in the middle of Illinois with a population of roughly 1,200. He is one of five notable people from Macon ...


  14. Which Illinois County is Most Likely to Lock You Up?Read the original story

    Sep 26, 2016 | Lincoln Daily News

    Illinois Policy Institute R esearch shows Hardin, Macon and Marion Counties lead the state in prison admissions per 10,000 residents.


  15. PIR's season ending earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... and every one of you." The Mason family began leasing the raceway in March 2014 from the owner, Track Enterprises of Macon, Illinois. The family hosted races every Friday night during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons, which ran from late April to the ...


  16. Local Athletes participate in Special Olympics Bowling tournamentRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2016 | Lincoln Daily News

    ... Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur. The athletes from four counties (Christian, Logan, Macon and Moultrie) have been training all spring and summer. Individual results are attached to this email. Athletes bowled three ...


  17. Two vehicle crash on Rt. 51 in Macon diverts trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    MACON Macon County Sheriff deputies were on the scene of a crash Saturday afternoon that caused one car to flip on its side. Jamie Belcher, with the Macon County Sheriff's Office, tells WAND News the crash took place on Route 51 and Anderson Street Road at 3:48 PM on Saturday, August 13. Upon authorities conducting their investigation, they determined a 2007 Ford Taurus was heading north on Route 51, approaching the intersection when a 2006 Ford Explorer was heading west.


  18. Snitker reflects on fond memories at Busch StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Atlanta Braves

    Braves interim manager Brian Snitker grew up in Macon, Ill., a small town home to fewer than 2,000 people located in the middle of the state. It's roughly a two-hour drive from Busch Stadium, where the Braves will face the Cardinals over the next three days, a place that fits the population of Macon inside of it over 22 times.


  19. I-TEAM: Home Rental ScamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... or Zillow. The scam basically allows the scam artist to pocket rental money from your property. Steve Coffman of Macon is trying to sell his late father-in-laws home on E. Fitzgerald in Decatur. It is listed with a legitimate agent. But a few days ...


  20. Macon County Sheriff's Office arrests 2 on meth-related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Macon County Sheriff's Office says two central Illinois men are facing drug-related charges as a result of an investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing in Macon. The Macon County Sheriff Office tells WAND News that the arrests were made following a raid at a home in the 300 block of West Hight Street on July 8. The Sheriff's Office also says deputies and other responding agencies allegedly found equipment and chemicals used to make meth inside of the home's garage.


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