PHOTOS: Chicago Bears “Return to Decatur”

PHOTOS: Chicago Bears “Return to Decatur”

Check out the photos from the Chicago Bears “Return to Decatur” event…..

WATCH: Chicago Bears “Return to Decatur”

WATCH: Chicago Bears “Return to Decatur”

The Chicago Bears “returned to Decatur” over the weekend, with events ranging from a junior football camp, to family fun outdoor activities, to hearing from the Bears Head Coach, General Manager and Chairman. Check out all the fun in the video below!

 

PHOTOS: 600 Jeeps and Motorcycles Participate in Peacekeepers Rally

PHOTOS: 600 Jeeps and Motorcycles Participate in Peacekeepers Rally

July 21, 2019 – Over 600 jeeps and motorcycles made their way from Springfield to Decatur yesterday as part of the 2019 Peacekeepers Ride. The ride honored Law Enforcement, First Responders and Military and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The first stop of the ride was the American Legion Post 447 in Mt. Pulaski, the to the Beach House for Lunch. The ride continued to Harristown to honor US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Palmer and State Trooper Brian McMillen.  The caravan then headed to Taylorville before finishing once again in Springfield for a ceremony for both Honorees. Check out the photo gallery.

PHOTOS: Ice Cream Safari at Scovill Zoo

PHOTOS: Ice Cream Safari at Scovill Zoo

July 21, 2019 – Scovill Zoo celebrated National Ice Cream Day with their annual Ice Cream Safari eventVisitors were able to stroll the zoo, check out the new train extension and enjoy samples of various flavors of ice cream at different stations with the help of special guest Scoopers” from the Macon County Sheriffs Office.

 

READ: Decatur Celebration Announces Fred Puglia as Parade Grand Marshall

READ: Decatur Celebration Announces Fred Puglia as Parade Grand Marshall

July 15th, 2019 – The Decatur Celebration has announced the Grand Marshall for this year’s Razzle Dazzle Good Times Parade, Fred Puglia. Longtime Celebration director and founder of the Decatur Celebration, brought the Decatur Celebration idea to then CIty Mayor Gary Anderson in 1986, who loved the idea and felt it’s what the city needed to boost morale. A committee was formed after approval from the City Council, which was made up of Puglia, Mayor Anderson, Jim Masey and Orv Graham and are recognized as the “founding fathers” of the Celebration. Masey and Graham will join Puglia in the parade. Puglia ran the Decatur Celebration for 25 years until retiring in 2010. The Razzle Dazzle Good Time Parade takes place on Saturday, August 3rd at 10am in downtown Decatur. Wristbands will be required to view the parade from inside the gates, but outside the gates is free to attend.

READ: Vince Neil Added to Illinois State Fair Lineup

READ: Vince Neil Added to Illinois State Fair Lineup

July 15th, 2019. Vince Neil will take to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage on Friday, August 9th. He will take the place of Megadeath, who cancelled due to Dave Mustaine’s cancer diagnosis. The Mötley Crüe front man’s legendary voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including Wild Side, Home Sweet Home, Girls Girls Girls, Dr. Feelgood, Kickstart My Heart, and more. Mötley Crüe’s epic 34-year run included countless multi-platinum releases, more than 22 hit singles, 100 million albums sold and dozens of global tours with sold out arenas. Tickets for Vince Neil will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m via Ticketmaster (online and Ticketmaster mobile app) and at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand Box Office (by phone and in person sales). All tickets will be $17 for the show (General Track or Reserved Seating), no VIPit tickets will be available.

READ: Illinois Residents Encouraged to Think About Earthquakes

READ: Illinois Residents Encouraged to Think About Earthquakes

July 15th, 2019 – After recent earthquakes struck in California, residents in Illinois are being reminded that the same kind of seismic activity could happen here. Executive Director of the Central United States Earthquake Consortium feels that many in the State don’t know the risks. “We’ve got to bring that awareness that it is a real threat here,” Wilkinson said. “Thankfully the frequency of the large ones is not as great as we see in other parts of the country. But the day is coming.” Illinois is adjacent to two active seismic zones, the New Madrid Zone and the Wabash Valley zone. The last significant earthquake happened back in 2008 and was felt in most of the state. You can go to ready-dot-illinois-dot-gov to learn more about what preparations could be helpful.