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County Health Dept. hosting Diabetes Self-Management class

June 13 – If you or your family member is having trouble managing diabetes, the Macon County Health Department has a class that will help you out.   The Diabetes Self-Management class begins tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:30-5 p.m. at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office.  The classes are completely free and open to…Continue Reading

Lindsey Shelton Asst. State's Attorney

State’s Attorney’s employees named to special investigation team

June 13 – Members of the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office have joined a state-wide team that investigates suspicious deaths, and one will serve as the team’s chairperson.   Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott says Assistant State’s Attorney Lindsey Shelton has volunteered to be the Chair of the East Central Illinois Fatality Review Team.  Scott…Continue Reading

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Decatur man drowns in Lake Shelbyville

June 12 – A 21-year-old Decatur man is dead after drowning near the Ninth Street Beach in Shelbyville Saturday.   According to an Army Corps of Engineers employee, recovery efforts started Saturday, but officials were unable to find the body.   The search resumed Sunday morning and the victim’s body was recovered as of 1:30…Continue Reading

Sheriffs trap shoot 2016

Macon County Sheriff’s Annual Trap Shoot another success

June 12 – Hundreds of clay pigeons were shattered Saturday as the Macon County Sheriff’s Office held their annual trap shoot to raise money for their charity events.   Proceeds from the competition go into the Macon County Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police, which then get used to fund charity events like the Special Olympics…Continue Reading

BO3K 2015

Spots filling up fast for 2016 BO3K

June 10 – Year two of The Big Obstacle promises to be bigger and better, according to the United Way.   The annual obstacle course run is back again this summer after a popular inaugural event last year.  United Way Executive Director Debbie Bogle says there are some new and old obstacles and a new…Continue Reading