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Congress to Campus

Former Congressmen meet with students, faculty at Millikin University

DECATUR – As part of the national Congress to Campus program, two former U.S. Representatives visited with students and held a Q&A session at Millikin University on Monday evening.   Former Rep. Daniel Maffei (D-NY) and Peter Torkildsen (R-MA) were in Decatur and visited with several political science classes to speak about public policy and…Continue Reading

Large Item Disposal

Decatur to host “Fall Clean-Up” event this week

DECATUR – You will be able to dispose of some large items at no cost this week as the City of Decatur is sponsoring a “Fall Clean-Up” event.   The City, along with Advanced Disposal and the Decatur Park District will be accepting large items such as old furniture, mattresses, and household items for no…Continue Reading

Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer Candidate

Deadrick-Wolfer to seek State Representative seat

DECATUR–  Since the state’s political maps were redrawn in 2011 a Republican has never held office in the 96th district of Illinois; Decatur businesswoman Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer is hoping to change that in 2016.   Deadrick-Wolfer, who owns Events Plus in Decatur, announced Monday morning she is launching her campaign for the district, “Volunteering and giving…Continue Reading

House Sold

Macon County housing market continues positive stretch

DECATUR – A report by the Illinois Association of Realtors shows some positive housing market momentum into September, with home sales and median prices experiencing healthy gains.   In Macon County, numbers show that home sales were up 4.2 percent at 125 closed sales in September compared to 120 in September of 2014.  While the…Continue Reading

John Groce

Groce game for what could be tough season for Illinois basketball

DECATUR–  John Groce says his team isn’t letting the perceived injury bug get into their heads.   With the start of the college basketball season just a couple of weeks away, the list of injuries to Illinois players include a season ending knee injury to Tracy Abrams, a knee injury to  Leron Black, a stress…Continue Reading

Storm Water Drain

Storm water fee increase to show on November bills

DECATUR—The next round of storm water utility fees will be apparent on November bills.   City of Decatur residents will notice on their November bills that they have increased by 67 cents over the previous months because the City is entering its second phase of storm water drainage improvements.   Public Works Director Rick Marley…Continue Reading


High School Football Playoff Pairings

High School Football Playoff Pairings1ADecatur LSA at Pawnee (Saturday at 1pm)WinchesterAt St. Teresa (Saturday at 2:30pm) 2ACerro Gordo-Bement at Sangamon Valley (Friday at 7pm) WestvilleAt Maroa-Forsyth (Saturday at 1pm)4AMt. Zion at Taylorville (Friday at 7pm)Clintonat Bellville Althoff (Saturday at 7:30pm)5AEisenhower at Highland (Saturday at 1pm)Continue Reading

9/11 Steel Beam

Decatur set to hold a piece of history

DECATUR – A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be memorialized in Decatur sometime in the near future.   The man who started the idea, Eric Mueller, says it all began with a conversation he had with a retired New York firefighter.   “I started up a conversation with one of the firefighters…Continue Reading

Millikin Heart Walk

Personal stories lead awareness efforts at annual heart walk

DECATUR– Hundreds of runners, and walkers, supporting the fight against heart disease gathered in Fairview Park Saturday morning to participate in the Macon County Heart Walk.   The annual event draws large numbers each year in Fairview Park, in part because heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, as well as in…Continue Reading

Michael Madigan and Bruce Rauner

Rauner, Madigan on board for public meeting to end budget stalemate

CHICAGO — Legislative leaders and Gov. Bruce Rauner have been invited to meet in public to work out a solution to the budget stalemate—and Rauner appears open to the idea.   Groups including the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR), the Better Government Association, and the League of Women Voters sent letters to Rauner and…Continue Reading