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  1. Tom Kacich | Champaign County usually outlier in 13th District voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 7 | The News-Gazette

    ... aggregate, his record, by county, is 36-6. He's batting 1.000 in the 11 other counties in the district, including Macon (which has about 15 percent of the voters in the district) and Madison (with about 16 percent). Champaign County is the biggest ...


  2. Top of the Morning, Sept. 28, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | The News-Gazette

    Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, a Macon native, talks to former manager Bobby Cox in the dugout before a game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, against the St. Louis Cardinals in Atlanta.


  3. Dove Honors Retired, Senior VolunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | Y 103

    ... Rep. Rodney Davis and Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Barbara Stewart spoke at the event, while Macon County Sheriff's Office Administrative Lieutenant Jonathan Butts served as guest speaker. According to Dove's Annual Report, the ...


  4. Meridian Seniors Receive Holsapple American Legion ScholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Y 103

    August 21 - American Legion Post 72 in Macon has selected three outstanding candidates to receive the Lee Holsapple scholarship for dedication, devotion, and determination in illustrating Americanism in the community. The winners of the $500 Lee Holsapple scholarship are Abby Herbert, Benjamin Parks, and Drew Eickhoff.


  5. Meridian High grads to get American Legion scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The presentation will be Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the corner of N. Front and Cole streets in Macon. DECATUR, Ill.


  6. IDOT aims to bring new 'J-turn' intersection to Macon CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    "To be honest with you, I don't go across [that intersection] any more than I have to," said Macon resident Ron Barringer. "We never used to have this problem."


  7. Meeting Planned on U.S. 51 Improvements in MaconRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | 95Q

    July 30 - The Illinois Department of Transportation has invited the public to an upcoming meeting about proposed improvements to a U.S. 51 intersection in Macon. The meeting, scheduled for August 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Macon Community Center, will provide information and allow comments on the project planned for the highway's intersection with Andrews Street.


  8. On Target: Woman overcomes blindness to target shootRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The bottom line, Rachel can't see the targets she shoots at each week at the Bullet Trap in Macon south of Decatur. When shooting she holds the gun in front of her and her father standing directly behind to help her locate her target.


  9. Macon Piatt 4-H Celebrates the Accomplishments of its MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Y 103

    July 16 - The public is invited to celebrate the accomplishments and discover the talents of Macon and Piatt County 4-H members at the 2018 Macon-Piatt County 4-H Show, Open House and Awards Ceremony July 17-18 at Richland Community College. Participants will have an opportunity to peruse projects 4-H members created throughout the year.


  10. ILCHF Commits $11.5 Million to Improve Children's Mental Health in 5 CommunitiesRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2018 | PRWeb

    ... Childhood; School Districts 99 & 2; Regional Office of Education; 8 parent & youth consumers East Central Illinois (Macon ((year 1+)) & De Witt ((year 3+)) Counties) Lead Agency: Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc. Partners: Decatur Public ...


  11. Decatur mourns loss of beloved community memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... 1963, David devoted himself to helping the veterans in the central Illinois community. He has been a chairman of the Macon County Veteran's Assistance Commission since October of 2005. He delivered hundreds of speeches to different groups about the ...


  12. Monticello man dies in dump truck accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    The Piatt County coroner said a Monticello man was one of two victims who were killed in an accident on Monday involving two dump trucks. Coroner Troy Dunn said Kenneth Allen died in the crash around 5:20 p.m. Monday on Illinois 105 at Northeast County Line Road, which is the Macon and Piatt county line.


  13. Car hits child in Decatur neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) Police say a child ran in front of a car after it turned and ended up getting hit. Police say it happened just after 6 p.m. along West Macon Street, when the car turned from Heyworth Avenue onto Macon. That's when it made contact with the child.


  14. Community backlash after shooting by Macon deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | The Asheville Citizen-Times

    After a man was shot to death in his home by a sheriff's deputy, community members in Macon County are demanding answers from the sheriff's office. Fatal officer-involved shooting in Macon leads to community backlash After a man was shot to death in his home by a sheriff's deputy, community members in Macon County are demanding answers from the sheriff's office.


  15. Pierce goes back-to-back with LOLMDS wins in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... victories. The first came at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, followed on Saturday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway, Pierce took the win after holding off a late race charge from ...


  16. Driver Succumbs to Injuries from Wednesday AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Y 103

    ... driver of one vehicle with a 28-year-old male passenger. The driver of the other vehicle was a 16-year-old female from Macon. After an initial investigation the DPD found that the 67-year-old man was turning south onto Portage Place from Mound and ...


  17. Volunteer in Macon CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Y 103

    April 12 - Do you want to volunteer within the community, but do not know where to start? Here is a list of various volunteer opportunities within Macon County. Volunteers help the Conservation District maintain over 3,300 acres of natural areas and offer hundreds of school programs and special events throughout the year.


  18. Barrow leads MZ contingent in MaconRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Mount Zion senior Cade Barrow, top, closed out his Eagle career with a second-place finish in the 182-pound weight class in Class A at the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships in Macon on Saturday. MACON - The Mount Zion High School wrestling team took five wrestlers to the big show, and four of them brought home some hardware.


  19. Eagle grapplers gearing for state stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | Times Georgian

    The Mount Zion High School wrestling team is sending five grapplers to the GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Championships this weekend in Macon for the Class A portion of the event. Pictured : Case Jiles , Cade Barrow , Que Beasley , Sam Acord and Bryce Hill .


  20. Rauner heaps praise on facility after vetoing its fundingRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett has donated $3 million to Crossing Healthcare to help pay for the new Decatur facility that opened in 2015, officials said Friday. Crossing CEO Tanya Andricks announced the donation during a visit from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and several Central Illinois lawmakers.


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