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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dove, Inc. offers tips during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DECATUR – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Macon County is 2nd in the state when it comes to domestic violence cases.   Dove, Inc. is the local domestic violence program for Macon County and Director Teri Ducy says this month holds extra importance for our area.  She says one third of cases in…Continue Reading

Rodney Davis Action

Davis: Trans-Pacific Partnership could prove beneficial for Central IL

DECATUR–  A multi-year trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries could have a huge impact on Illinois.   The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was agreed upon by the 12 nations early Monday morning would lift as many as 18,000 tariffs that the participating countries have placed on American exports, including machinery, information technology…Continue Reading

Libby's Canned Pumpkin

Time to stock up on canned pumpkin

NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving.   Illinois is the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says “we’ll have a pumpkin for everybody” for Halloween,…Continue Reading

Decatur City Council

Residents pan Aldi development ahead of October 19th meeting

DECATUR–  The much maligned move to rezone a group of corner lots on Ash Avenue and US Rt. 51 to make room for an Aldi grocery story drew more criticisms from concerned residents Monday night.   A number of residents use the public comment period during Monday night’s Decatur City Council meeting to pan the…Continue Reading

Decatur Fire Truck

Sunday night fire destroys building on Decatur school property

DECATUR–  The Decatur Fire Department is continuing an investigation into a Sunday night fire that occurred in a building on the property of Stephen Decatur Middle School.   Deputy Fire Chief Richard Pruitt says 16 fire fighters responded to the blaze Sunday night just after 8:40. Pruitt says the single story wood building was located…Continue Reading

DYHA Food Drive

DYHA aims to raise 5,000 lbs of food for WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR–  With the 14th annual WSOY Community Food Drive just a week away, local organizations are ramping up their collection efforts.   One of those organizations, the Decatur Youth Hockey Association is participating this year with a goal of 5,000 pounds by October 9th.   “The community helped us out so greatly earlier this year…Continue Reading

Beach House Renovations

Beach House to open new-look deck in early 2016

DECATUR – The Beach House is closing in on finishing their renovations to the outside deck after several setbacks due to a rainy summer.   Beach House initially received some funding from the City in December of 2014, but found that major renovations are quite challenging.  General Manager Angie Carr says the wet summer didn’t…Continue Reading

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