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Mark Wicklund

Wicklund announces campaign for Illinois’ 13th district

DECATUR – Longtime Democratic activist Mark Wicklund will seek the Democratic Nomination for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District.   Wicklund, 47, of Decatur, serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation.  He announced his campaign Tuesday evening to go against incumbent Republican Rodney Davis.  Wicklund says some…Continue Reading

Hulida Productions

Sullivan’s bring production business downtown

DECATUR–  With the addition of Hulida Productions, downtown Decatur continues to come into focus following the recent completion of the downtown streetscape project.   Hulida, which is a combination of the names of the shops two owners, Hugh and Alida Sullivan, is a photography and cinematography studio that specializes in wedding photography and corporate video.…Continue Reading

IHPA Resignations

IHPA searching for new leadership following latest dismissal

The search is on for new leadership at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. A little more than a week after ALPLM director Eileen Mackevich quit, the IHPA board fired agency director Amy Martin. The two didn’t get along, and now they’re both out. Denying Gov. Bruce Rauner…Continue Reading

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ADM releases 3rd quarter finances

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015. The company reported adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.60, down from $0.86 in the same period last year. Adjusted segment operating profit1 was $684 million, down 27 percent from $941 million in the year-ago period. Net earnings…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion Village Board estimates increased tax levy

MT. ZION – Just like many other municipalities and school districts, the Mt. Zion Village Board of Trustees is estimating an increased tax levy for 2015.   Village Administrator Julie Miller says they will be raising the levy 9 cents per $100 of EAV.  That means the levy is going up to 99 cents from…Continue Reading

Katrina L. Giles

Katrina L. Giles sentenced to 50 years in prison

DECATUR – A central Illinois family can finally rest as 24-year-old Katrina L. Giles received her sentencing on Monday morning.   Giles was sentenced to prison for 50 years for her role in the murder of Cindy and Lindsey Eaton, and the attempted murder of Casey Eaton.  Giles has been in the Macon County Jail…Continue Reading

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Brilley steps down following St. Teresa playoff loss

DECATUR–  Five years after hiring Tim Brilley as head football coach; St. Teresa Principal/CEO Ken Hendricksen announced the coaches resignation Monday.   Following a 6-3 regular season, the Bulldogs fell to Winchester 20-12 in the first round of the IHSA playoffs Saturday afternoon.   In a season in which St. Teresa entered with state title…Continue Reading

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Police search for suspects in downtown robbery

DECATUR– Decatur police are still looking for two suspects in the Halloween night robbery of the Flora Gems jewelry store downtown Decatur.   Police say two suspects entered the store just before 3:50 pm wearing skull masks and used hammers to smash display cases to steal jewelry.   Police say no threats were made and…Continue Reading