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NAACP Education Rally

NAACP education rally

DECATUR – Dozens of men, women, and children showed up for the NAACP sponsored education rally Thursday evening.   The walk started at the Community Church of God and ended at the Trinity C.M.E Church a few blocks away.  President of the Decatur branch of the NAACP Dr. Jeanelle Norman says they were rallying to…Continue Reading

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Butter cow unveiled as Illinois State Fair kicks off Thursday

DECATUR–  Another year of the Illinois State Fair means another version of the popular butter cow being unveiled inside the dairy building.   The annual cow sculpture was again created by New York based artist Sharon BuMann and this year features a young girl being shown how to show cattle by her grandfather. BuMann said…Continue Reading

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Convey Health Solutions job fair, final numbers, looking ahead

DECATUR – Convey Health Solutions wrapped up their job fair at Richland Community College yesterday and received a lot more applications than they had anticipated.   President of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur Ryan McCrady says the EDC as well as Convey Health were very happy with the turnout.   “We are extremely pleased with…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion School Board President arrested

MT. ZION — Lieutenant Mike Foster says Mt. Zion School Board President and local dentist Dr. Todd Cole was arrested on Monday.   The Mt. Zion police say they arrested Cole for theft of utility services for 2 misdemeanor counts and 2 felony counts of criminal damage to government supported property.  Cole, 47, is slated…Continue Reading

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$450,000 worth of cocaine seized by Decatur Police

DECATUR – Detectives from the Decatur Police Department and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department were able to take $450,000 worth of cocaine off the streets today.   In a release, police say Detective Houk conducted a traffic stop on I-72 at mile marker #133 on a Mazda vehicle registered in the state of Texas.  Police…Continue Reading

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Man dies from motorcycle injury following collision with deer

ARGENTA– A 55 year old Maroa man died early Wednesday morning after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer north of Argenta.   Macon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Scott Flannery says Ricky Hoffman says Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene of the accident just after midnight Wednesday where they found Hoffman’s body…Continue Reading

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Art exhibit set to open at Children’s Museum

DECATUR—A new exhibit opening this week at the Children’s Museum of Illinois will allow kids to explore the world of art.   The exhibit, entitled, Young at Art, is an interactive exhibit that looks at art in the holistic sense, Museum Director Kate Flemming says. “We wanted to create a space that could be used…Continue Reading

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Bond set at $1,000,000 for driver involved in fatal accident

DECATUR – The Macon County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the fatal crash that occurred on August 6th as the driver has just been released from the hospital.   Sergeant Scott Flannery says on Tuesday, Richard Rodgers Jr, 32, of Effingham, IL was released from a local hospital and was immediately arrested by…Continue Reading

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