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Lisa Taylor

DPS School Board plans to not renew Superintendent’s contract

DECATUR – The Decatur Public Schools Board of Education has informed Superintendent Lisa Taylor that they will not be renewing her contract in 2017.   Taylor replaced Gloria Davis as Superintendent on March 22, 2014.  In her contract, the Board is obligated to take action on whether they will extend or not extend her contract…Continue Reading

Fred Spannaus

Spannaus says he supports Superintendent Taylor

DECATUR – Board Member Fred Spannaus has released the following response to the news about Superintendent Lisa Taylor.   “I wish to state my position regarding the now-public decision of four members of the Decatur School Board to not extend the contract of Superintendent Lisa Taylor beyond the 2016-2017 fiscal year.   My position is…Continue Reading

Lisa Taylor

DPS School Board plans to not renew Superintendent’s contract

DECATUR – The Decatur Public Schools Board of Education has informed Superintendent Lisa Taylor that they will not be renewing her contract in 2017.   Taylor replaced Gloria Davis as Superintendent on March 22, 2014.  In her contract, the Board is obligated to take action on whether they will extend or not extend her contract…Continue Reading

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County Board increases fees, gears up for construction season

DECATUR – The Macon County board has approved some automation fee increases in order to cover costs.   Board Chairman Kevin Greenfield says they are upping a few fees after recommendation from a study done by Bellwether LLC.  Greenfield says the increase not only makes them comparable to other counties, but also helps them balance…Continue Reading

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Warrensburg home busted for meth

WARRENSBURG – Officers have one man in custody after a executing a search warrant at a residence in Warrensburg near Illini Park and the Elementary School.   Decatur Police Lieutenant Shannon Gutierrez Seal says DPD and the Macon County Sheriff’s office searched the residence on W. Warren Street Wednesday.  Inside, they located an adult male, identified…Continue Reading

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Car chase leads to wreck, foot chase in Mt. Zion

MT. ZION – One suspect has yet to be located after fleeing on foot from Mt. Zion police officers after a Wednesday evening car chase.   Lieutenant Mike Foster says two of their officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on Rt. 121 Wednesday evening, but once they initiated the traffic stop, the vehicle quickly…Continue Reading

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Gleason speaks his side on allegations

Decatur – Decatur City Manager Tim Gleason joined Byers and Company this morning to talk about the recent allegations brought up by former Decatur Police Chief Brad Sweeney.   Sweeney said yesterday in an interview with the Herald & Review, that the termination was “retaliation” by Gleason.  Sweeney said that he was terminated because he did…Continue Reading

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President Obama backs Manar’s voter registration bill

SPRINGFIELD – President Obama is urging Illinois lawmakers to approve a bill setting up an automatic voter registration process.   The legislation, sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar, automatically signs people up to vote when they apply for or renew their driver’s license or identification.  The President applauded the measure and endorsed it.   “I…Continue Reading

Manar Mitchell

Local legislators react to Obama’s address

SPRINGFIELD – Some local legislators are hopeful after hearing President Obama’s address to the General Assembly Wednesday, but others don’t feel the same way.   WSOY caught up with State Senator Andy Manar, State Rep. Bill Mitchell, and State Rep. Sue Scherer once the President concluded his comments.   Republican State Senator Chapin Rose was not…Continue Reading