NowDecatur Stories


Only Two Remain Alive in NowDecatur Football Postseason Coverage Area

NOVEMBER 11  –  Saturday was a rocky road for a trio of NowDecatur coverage area high school football teams, as the Mt. Zion Braves, Maroa-Forsyth Trojans, and Argenta-Oreana Bombers fell short in the second round of the IHSA Playoffs. The dream of the big match-up fell one team short between Maroa-Forsyth and St. Teresa, after…Continue Reading


Charlie 10 – The Legacy of Learning Banquet

November 10, 2019 – Over a hundred community members, educators, and supporters of Decatur Public Schools Foundation honored distinguished alumni at “Celebrate! The Legacy of Learning” Banquet.  The event was hosted by the Eisenhower and MacArthur chapters of the Dwayne O. Andreas  Ag Academy and honored, educator of the year, Johns Hill Teacher Susie Niesman.  Also honored were Outstanding…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Brinkoetter Home Highlight

November 8th, 2019- Tom Brinkoetter joins Blake Reynolds and Dina Durbin joined Byers & Co for the Brinkoetter Home Highlight.  Listen to the podcast now and check out this week’s featured home. Reading


LISTEN: Education Spotlight 110819

November 8th, 2019- Zach Shields of the Decatur Public Schools Foundation joined Legacy of Learning honoree Jim McElroy and Drew and Steve Gensler of Bob Brady Auto on Byers & Co.  This Saturday is the Legacy of Learning Banquet, the last edition of our Charlie 10 with the Bob Brady Auto Group!Continue Reading


LISTEN: First Responders Lunch

November 8th, 2019- Perry Lewin of Decatur Jewelry & Pawn, along with Drs. Peter Vercellino & Mario Funcinari of Decatur Back & Neck Center dived into the Thanksgiving spirit by treating first responders to an Appreciation Luncheon. All first responders were allowed to enjoy a warm meal provided by the Decatur Club. And even those who worked second and third shifts were still taken care…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Remembering Sheriff Roger E Walker Jr

November 8th, 2019- In remembrance of the late Sheriff Roger E Walker Jr, members of the community joined the Walker Family at the corner of Route 48 and Mound to celebrate his life with a special bubble send-off. Listen to the full podcast below with President of the Black Chamber of Commerce and Nephew of Roger,…Continue Reading


Macon County EMA Re-Testing Alerts

November 8, 2019 – Today, the Macon County Emergency Management Agency will be retesting all county outdoor warning sirens at 10am.  The Macon County EMA says this retest is due to technical difficulties experienced during the regularly scheduled test this past Tuesday. A Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System Alert will be sent to all subscribers…Continue Reading

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WATCH: High School Preview of the Week

November 8th, 2019 – The second round of the IHSA Football playoffs continue this weekend in Illinois, with 5 local teams still alive. In a new preview presented by Kenney’s Ace Hardware, checked in with two of those local teams in the Mt. Zion Braves and the St. Teresa Bulldogs. The Braves, coming off an…Continue Reading