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Holy Family Donation

Area Schools contribute big to WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR–  Schools around Macon County embraced the spirit of giving Friday during the 14th annual WSOY Community Food Drive as they combined to donate over 500,000 pounds of food.   St. Pat’s School donated the most this year with 187,757 pounds, St. Teresa  finished second with 116,773 pounds, and Holy Family School finished 3rd with…Continue Reading

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Area food banks stock up thanks to WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR – The Decatur community is rallying together to raise over 1 million pounds of food, but, where does all the food go?   Catholic Charities of Decatur is one of the food pantries that receives a portion of the food, along with the Salvation Army.  Catholic Charities food pantry manager Barry Spang says they…Continue Reading

Domestic Violence Candlelight Ceremony 2015

Decatur remembers, mourns domestic violence victims

DECATUR – Every nine seconds someone is hit and becomes a victim of domestic violence.   Macon County is 2nd in the state when it comes to domestic violence cases, and, during the month of October, Dove, Inc. is asking you to be aware of the danger of domestic violence.  Domestic Violence Program Director with…Continue Reading

IDOT Hearing

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 estimates this could lead to a temporary ten cent spike on average across…Continue Reading

Neuhoff Logo

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