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Human trafficking notice

New law aims to help shut down human trafficking

Decatur – A new law in Illinois is in effect to help those that are victims of human trafficking.   The law, passed through the House and Senate unanimously and became effective January 1st of this year, requires certain businesses to post notices in areas where human trafficking is most likely to occur.   Sergeant…Continue Reading

Slick roads reported throughout Macon County

Slick roads reported throughout Macon County

Decatur – Early morning snow is causing some dangerous road conditions throughout Decatur and Macon County.   Local law enforcement is reporting a couple vehicles slid off the road earlier in the morning after some light accumulation. However, they say no one has been injured so far.   While roads were dangerous in the early…Continue Reading

Capitol Building

Legislative leaders to meet after President’s address

SPRINGFIED – The first meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders since mid-December is set to take place later this week.   Since meeting three times in December to discuss ways to end the budget stalemate, no formal discussions have taken place. Rauner said staff members have been in “almost daily communication,” and is…Continue Reading

Archer Daniels Midlands Co. Tour

ADM purchases processing plant in Morocco

Decatur – Archer Daniels Midland announced today the company is expanding its global reach.   ADM has agreed to acquire a corn wet mill that produces glucose and native starch from Tate and Lyle, a Casablanca, Morocco plant. Chris Cuddy, president of ADM’s Corn Processing unit said the following statement on the expansion.   “The…Continue Reading

Iowa beats Illinois

Iowa overpowers Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday.   Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) and led them to a…Continue Reading

Robotics Comp at Hope

Robotics Competition at Hope Academy (Video included)

      DECATUR – Young scientist and engineers are at Hope Academy in Decatur this weekend showing off their robotic creations.   Teams from around the state, including some local, are competing in the regional FIRST Tech Challenge for their chance to move onto the statewide competition.  The team from Decatur, 5202 ZipTIE Fighters,…Continue Reading

2016 Central IL Jazz Fest

41st Annual Central IL Jazz Fest (Video included)

      DECATUR – Another year of the Central Illinois Jazz Festival is drawing a crowd of hundreds to the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel.   This year marks the 41st year in a row the festival has been held in Decatur – even when it was the Holiday Inn.  Festival Director Maggie Parker-Brown…Continue Reading

Fire Hose Resize

Two pets victims of Friday house fires

DECATUR – No one was injured in two residential fires Friday afternoon, but one family did lose two cats to a fire.   The Decatur Fire Department responded to two fires at the same time around 1:00 p.m. Friday – one at 969 W. King and another at the Twin Oaks Apartment Complex.  The occupants at…Continue Reading

For the Love of It 2016

“For the Love of It” captivates Decatur (Photos included)

DECATUR – The 12 member cast of “For the Love of It” is once again impressing audiences this weekend at the Decatur Club.   This one-of-a-kind event is celebrating its seventh year of providing entertainment to the City of Decatur and surrounding communities.  The cast performed in front of their first sold out crowd ever Friday…Continue Reading