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IDOT plans for future with a few projects for Macon County in mind

DECATUR – The Illinois Department of Transportation is carefully mapping out its Multi-Year Program for Fiscal Years 2017-2022.   District 7 IDOT officials were in Decatur on Thursday and held a public meeting at the Decatur Public Library.  Program Development Engineer Greg Jamerson said IDOT wants to hear from the citizens in their district about…Continue Reading

Illinois’ gas prices are going back up

Illinois’ gas prices are going back up

ILLINOIS — This may sound familiar – the Midwest could see a spike in gas prices over the next few weeks due to refinery maintenance.   Ten Midwestern refineries are going through scheduled maintenance, including three in Illinois. Patrick DeHaan of gasbuddy.com estimates this could lead to a temporary ten cent spike on average across…Continue Reading

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Neuhoff Communications expands Central Illinois footprint with purchase of Bloomington radio stations

BLOOMINGTON– Three Bloomington-Normal (Illinois) radio stations are joining the Neuhoff Communications family.  It has been announced that Neuhoff has reached an agreement with Connoisseur Media to acquire WBBE-FM, WIHN-FM and WWHX-FM.   The stations are three of the top five stations in the Bloomington-Normal market according to Nielsen. ‘’We are so honored to welcome these terrific…Continue Reading

Kyle McCarter & John Shimkus

State Sen. McCarter announces bid for Congress

LEBANON– Incumbent congressman John Shimkus will face a challenger in a primary if he decides to run for reelection.   Longtime State Senator Kyle McCarter announced Wednesday his intention to run for Congress in the 15th district of Illinois.   In a release, McCarter said he wants to ‘turn around Washington’; “What we have witnessed…Continue Reading

Breaking News

Rt. 36 road work to be suspended Friday

DECATUR–  Road work on US Rt. 36 will be suspended on Friday in anticipation of heavy road usage during the WSOY Community Food Drive.   The instillation of utility poles had previously caused the closure of the road between 27th Street and Country Club Road. That work is being halted to make room for traffic to pass…Continue Reading

Scam Alert

New phone scam targets high school students

DECATUR–  The Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office is warning of a new phone scam circulating the county.   State’s Attorney Jay Scott and Macon County Sheriff Tom Schneider said Wednesday that scammers are targeting high school students and advising them that they have been awarded a scholarship worth several thousand dollars to the college of…Continue Reading

Dredge

City Water Manager provides updates on major water projects

DECATUR–   An aging, and crumbling, water infrastructure led the Decatur City Council in 2013 to dedicate over $100 million to water infrastructure improvement projects, and according to the man in charge of the city’s water, those improvements have already begun to pay off.   Director of Water Management Keith Alexander was the keynote speaker Wednesday…Continue Reading

Crop Harvest

Illinois’ corn and soybean harvest near 50 percent complete

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.   In its weekly crop report, the department said 50 percent of the state’s corn and 49 percent of its soybeans have been harvested. Illinois is forecasted to be the country’s No. 1…Continue Reading

National Foodworks Services

National Foodworks Services introduces not-for-profit partner

DECATUR – Along with the construction of their 40,000 square foot facility, National Foodworks Services will be working on another side project: a not-for-profit.   NFS announced the formation of Heart of America Foodworks which will explore collaborations with local food banks and charities to distribute food to the needy throughout Central Illinois.  NFS Partner…Continue Reading

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