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Team Taylor @ Board Meeting

Supporters ask for Taylor’s contract decision on March 15th agenda

DECATUR – Though it wasn’t on the agenda at Tuesday night’s meeting, Superintendent Lisa Taylor’s contract situation once again was the focus of the public in attendance.   At every Board of Education’s open session, there is a spot for public participation.  Many community members once again took full advantage of the time to ask…Continue Reading

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Millikin students gain advice on job interviews

Decatur – Today thirty school administrators from across Illinois, and Millikin alumni, shared their knowledge of the working world to current Millikin School of Education students.   The 4th Annual Interview Boot Camp allows juniors and seniors at Millikin in Education to practice their interviewing skills with the school administrators to try and prepare them…Continue Reading

Snowy conditions headed Macon County’s way

Snowy conditions headed Macon County’s way

LINCOLN – The National Weather Service has put Macon County into a winter storm warning in anticipation of snowy conditions Wednesday.   The NWS says heavy rainfall and blizzard-like conditions are headed our way. The warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.  Snow is expected to begin falling late…Continue Reading

History Museum Renovations

Macon County History Museum reopens after renovations

DECATUR – After taking another winter break for renovations and organization, the Macon County History Museum is once again open to the public.   Executive Director Nathan Pierce says they have been doing a lot of work on the museum to make it more visitor friendly.  Last year, the museum was closed for about four…Continue Reading

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Decatur Park Police arrest Nelson Park vandal

DECATUR – The Decatur Park Police have successfully found the culprit who caused the recent damage on the lawn and promenade around The Beach House.   Park Police Chief Ed Culp says they have arrested 19-year-old Koady Bennett on a charge of criminal damage to State-supported property.  Culp says they made the arrest late Monday…Continue Reading

Housing Numbers

Illinois, Macon County housing market starts strong in 2016

DECATUR – After ending 2015 better than the previous year, the housing market continues to show steady gains both locally and statewide to start 2016.   A report from the Illinois Association of Realtors shows both home sales and median prices increased year-over-year in January 2016.  Statewide home sales totaled 8,247 homes sold, up 3.0…Continue Reading

Lockhart's & Elam

Lockhart’s to open Shelbyville location

SHELBYVILLE – Lockhart’s Barber Shop is expanding outside of Decatur and opening up a new barber shop in Shelbyville.   One of Decatur’s most popular barber shops is announcing they will be opening the fourth Lockhart’s location on Main Street in Shelbyville, IL.  It will join the main shop downtown Decatur, another in Mt. Zion, and…Continue Reading