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DYHA Check Presentation 2016

DYHA donates over $15,000 to American Cancer Society

DECATUR – The Decatur Youth Hockey Association has donated the proceeds from their Alumni weekend to the American Cancer Society.   DYHA Board Member Mark Birch says all of the money was collected through several events put on during the Alumni weekend.   “The money came from ticket sales, a silent auction, chuck-a-puck and a…Continue Reading

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Rodney T. Miller Fund accepting applications

Decatur – The Rodney T. Miller Fund is again accepting grant applications from now until February 29th.   The Fund was created in honor of Miller who was an outstanding athlete and avid sportsman in the Decatur and Macon County area. The triathlons’ inception came from Karla Miller, the founder and Co-chair of the Rodney…Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Coroner identifies weekend homicide victim

DECATUR – Decatur Police have ruled the suspicious death of a woman Sunday as a homicide.   Deputy Chief Cody Moore says after further investigation, the death of the 38-year-old Jacqueline L. Green is being classified as a homicide.  Police found Green’s body at her home in the 2300 block of Finch Drive Sunday at 12:30 p.m.  Moore says…Continue Reading

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IL Senator trying to ban drone usage over prisons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are seeking ways to penalize the use of drones to deliver drugs, cellphones, and other contraband to prison yards after seeing such cases in Ohio, Maryland and Oklahoma.   A proposal by Illinois Republican Sen. Tim Bivins would add an extra year of prison to inmates involved in bringing…Continue Reading

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Decatur Police find woman’s body, calling it “suspicious”

DECATUR – Decatur Police are looking into the suspicious death of a 38-year-old Decatur female Sunday.   Deputy Chief Cody Moore says officers responded to a call of a deceased body in the 2300 block of Finch Drive at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.  Upon arrival, officers located the body of the 38-year-old female.   Moore says…Continue Reading

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Proposed House legislation to benefit Decatur Airport

DECATUR – The U.S. House Transportation Committee has passed along legislation to help make flying more family-friendly, along with modernizing our aviation systems.   Republican Congressman Rodney Davis says this bill will add improvements to outdated technology systems throughout air traffic control centers in America.  Additionally, it will continue appropriating funding for the Essential Air…Continue Reading

Shakespeare Corrected

Theater brings valuable skills to women’s prison

DECATUR – A Millikin professor has spent the last five years bringing theater to the Decatur Correctional Center, and he says women are learning valuable skills through performance.   Modeled off a similar program at an Indiana super max prison, ‘Shakespeare Corrected’ has been a big success for the women’s prison, according to its director…Continue Reading

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IL Youth Soccer says no more heading the ball

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The group that governs 81,000 young soccer players in Illinois says it will no longer let athletes age 10 and younger use their heads to strike the ball.   Illinois Youth Soccer representatives say the change is meant to promote safety. The group made the announcement this week.   The…Continue Reading