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Crossing Healthcare officially opens Wabash Crossing location

DECATUR–  A new healthcare facility open near downtown Decatur will better serve the nearly 33,000 Macon County residents living below the poverty line or who otherwise cannot afford to pay for healthcare through traditional methods like a hospital or doctor’s office.   Community leaders and officials with Crossing Healthcare gathered outside the 30,000 square foot…Continue Reading

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Cleanup continues in fatal Long Creek crash

LONG CREEK–  The Illinois State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred near Mt. Zion early Tuesday morning.   A police report shows that the crash involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle on US Rt. 36 near Salem School Road in Long Creek roughly 1 mile east of Decatur.   The accident…Continue Reading

Crop Harvest

Wet weather helps push crops deeper into harvest season

SPRINGFIELD– The state was warmer and wetter than normal last week — that means a mixed bag for the state’s crops.USDA Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says the state, overall, received an inch of rain — though southern Illinois got a bit less. He says corn and soybean farmers could use a break, but the winter…Continue Reading

Betsy Smith run

2015 Betsy Smith Memorial Run will be the final year

DECATUR –This weekend marks the 10th and final year for the Betsy Smith Memorial 5K Run/Walk along the shores of Lake Decatur.   The race honors Betsy Smith, daughter of Dr. Dan and Jeanie Smith, who passed away on April 26, 2006, just a few weeks prior to her graduation from Taylor University in Indiana. …Continue Reading

Decatur City Council

Decatur City Council to vote on new member tonight

DECATUR–  The Decatur City Council tonight could fill the open city council seat that’s been vacant since mid-August.   Atop the agenda for tonight’s council meeting is a vote on making Christopher Funk the 7th and newest member to the council. Funk would fill the seat left vacant by Mayor Julie Moore-Wolfe when she was…Continue Reading

Shoreline Classic

Shoreline Classic features 1500 runners Sunday morning

DECATUR–  Nearly 1,500 runners turned out for the 26th annual Shoreline Classic along the shores of Lake Decatur on Sunday morning making it one of the largest races on record.   Race Director John Pranschke credited the beautiful weather on race day as well as new technology that allowed for same day signups for the…Continue Reading

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IWU coaches travel to Decatur to teach lacrosse camps

  DECATUR– One of the nation’s fastest growing sports is lacrosse, and thanks to a grant, the Decatur Park District is hoping it catches on in Decatur.   On Saturday morning the park district, along with some of the coaching staff and team from Illinois Wesleyan’s men’s lacrosse team held their first training camp for…Continue Reading

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