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Slow start to early voting doesn’t hinder final numbers

DECATUR–  A slow start to early voting didn’t hinder final ballot numbers as of Monday night. As of 5 pm on Monday, Macon County Clerk Steve Bean says his office had collected just over 1,400 ballots ahead of Tuesday’s consolidated election. That’s just a tick over the 1,300 early ballots they saw during the last…Continue Reading

Aaron Schock

New dates proposed for special election to replace Schock

SPRINGFIELD– Illinois and federal officials are proposing new dates for the special elections to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. In a document filed Monday in Chicago federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice says it worked with Illinois officials to set a July 7 primary and a Sept. 10 general election. Schock is a Peoria…Continue Reading

Police Tape

Decatur Police investigating possible homicide

DECATUR–  The Decatur Police Department is investigating what could be the first homicide in the city this year.   Deputy Chief Cody Moore with the DPD says officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Lincoln Park Drive on Monday morning in regards to a deceased person being discovered there.   Moore says investigations personnel…Continue Reading

George Sheldon Alt

DCFS acting director ready to take on big job

SPRINGFIELD– Whether George Sheldon is a superstar or is another name through the revolving door at the director’s office of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, we’ll know soon enough.   He’s the governor’s choice to head DCFS, following stints in the corresponding job in Florida and as acting assistant secretary in the…Continue Reading

Gleason

Council to discuss vehicle purchase during Gleason’s 1st meeting

DECATUR– When the Decatur City Council meets tonight for their regularly scheduled meeting, there will be a new face in the city manager’s chair.   The meeting tonight will be the first for City Manager Timothy Gleason who was hired last month.   The council tonight will consider approving the purchase of five new SUV’s…Continue Reading

DPD investigating overnight shooting

DPD investigating overnight shooting

DECATUR– Decatur Police are investigating a shooting that occurred during the overnight hours on Easter outside of an apartment complex. Police say the shooting occurred shortly after midnight on Easter during a party at the Manchester Heights apartment complex near Mound Road. One man, 22 year old Decatur resident Brandon Bischoff, was shot multiple times during…Continue Reading

April gas prices projected lower than 2014

CHICAGO– The price of gas is up from a month ago, but it’s on its way back down. The Illinois average is now $2.60, up 15 cents from a month ago, according AAA Fuel Gauge report(http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/states/illinois/). Beth Mosher, spokesman for the AAA-Chicago Motor Club, says refinery maintenance caused a crimped supply and a price spike,…Continue Reading

DMV

State making ground on licenses for undocumented immigrants

SPRINGFIELD– The Illinois secretary of state’s office says it’s making progress on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. The office has been issuing licenses to illegal immigrants for 16 months – but to keep driver services offices from being overwhelmed, they required applicants to make appointments, which at first were hard to get. The process created…Continue Reading

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NEW NowDecatur.com!

WE HAVE MOVED! For nearly 90 years WSOY has been your trusted source for news, weather, and sports and we are proud to announce that we have revamped our image to reflect our commitment to continuing those efforts. WSOY has moved to our new website, NowDecatur.com, where we have partnered with ESPN 1050 AM to provide…Continue Reading

Del's Popcorn Shop

Del’s Popcorn shop damaged in overnight fire

DECATUR– A downtown business is reeling after an overnight fire. Del’s Popcorn Shop on Merchant Street caught fire just after midnight this morning. Del’s owner Kemper Wilcutt says the blaze started in the rear of the restaurant near an electrical box and destroyed much of their back production room as well as causing fire and…Continue Reading

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