WATCH: Midstate Soccer New Facility

WATCH: Midstate Soccer New Facility

August 17, 2019- Midstate Soccer Club officially opened its new pavilion and concession building and kicked off the start of there 2019-2020 season.

Sheriff Warns of New Scam

Sheriff Warns of New Scam

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is advising you to be aware of people soliciting donations under false pretenses. According to the Sheriff’s officesolicitors are posing as the Fraternal Order of Police and asking for donations. However, the F.O.P. says they do not go door to door for donations or solicit over the phone.  If you live in Decatur or Macon County and someone comes to your door saying they represent the Fraternal Order of Police, do not give them money and contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately. 

Decatur Police Steps Up Labor Day Enforcement

Decatur Police Steps Up Labor Day Enforcement

The Decatur Police Department is planning stepped up enforcement during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.  Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer says the goal is to help ensure you make it home safely after the party ends.  The enforcement is being conducted in partnership with the Il State Police and other local law enforcement and will run starting today until September 3rd. The Decatur Police recommend having a designated driver as the enforcement will be focusing on impaired and distracted driving and seatbelt usage.  

Chamber to Hold Employer Seminar on Pot

Chamber to Hold Employer Seminar on Pot

With the legalization of Marijuana going into effect in January of 2020, many employers are scratching their heads on how to implement strategies.  Though pot usage would be legal in Illinois, employers can maintain a drug free work environment as pot is still illegal under federal law.  The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce is hoping to answer some of those questions with the upcoming seminar called “You’re going to need a bigger handbook”, presented by Scott Cruz of Clark Hill PLC.  The seminar will be held on August 22nd at 1:30 at the KC Hall.  Advanced registration is required, and the cost is $25 dollars. The seminar will cover marijuana compliance issues as well as other Human Resources and employer questions related to 2020 labor law. 

LISTEN: Jim Schroeder of First IL Ag Group

LISTEN: Jim Schroeder of First IL Ag Group

Spring was a rough one for farmers with record rain that carried over from the Fall.  A lot of the crops you see in the fields were planted late May and early June, rather than the normal planting time of April.  What does this mean for farmers? Jim Schroeder, Senior VP First IL Ag Group at Hickory point Bank says if farmers didn’t get their corn planted by June 5th, they can take prevent plant, paying the farmer 35% of average gross income on those acres.  Schroeder adds harvest will likely begin 2-3 weeks later than normal in late  September and early October.  Listen to the podcast now.

Yborra to Run for Macon County Circuit Clerk

Yborra to Run for Macon County Circuit Clerk

August 15th, 2019. Jennifer Yborra has announced her candidacy for the office of Macon County Circuit Clerk. A native of Decatur, Yborra has worked in the clerk’s office for the last 6 years and brings over 14 years of small business ownership and management to the position.

“My goals are to bring fresh innovative ideas along with positive solutions to the voters of Macon County.” said Yborra.

“My previous experience as a business owner, as well as my current position in the circuit clerk office, has provided me with an increased knowledge base and understanding of the needs and expectations of our voters. I understand the complexities of government, including its capabilities and limitations.”

Yborra joins Sharon Doty in running for the office of Macon County Circuit Clerk.

Murray Running for Macon County Board

Murray Running for Macon County Board

August 15, 2019 – Hubert Murray, a digital marketing professional and U.S. Army Reserve veteran has announced his Republican candidacy for Macon County Board, District 5. Murray is a former congressional staffer For Congressman Rodney Davis and is a former  Senior Public Service Administrator with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Macon County Board District 5 includes the rural communities of Blue Mound, Boody, Macon, Elwin, Harristown, and Niantic. District 5 is currently represented by Vice Chair Debra Kraft and board members Patty Cox and Grant Noland. Two seats are up for reelection.  Listen to the podcast with Murray now:

Decatur Leadership Institute Accepting Nomination

Decatur Leadership Institute Accepting Nomination

August 15, 2019 – The Decatur Leadership Institute or D.L.I is acceptations for it’s 2019 class.  The initiative, which is coordinated by The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by Ameren Illinois, has been around since 1985.  Past graduates include numerous community leaders who now serve on various boards, commissions, and committees throughout the Decatur and Macon County area. The institute includes 14 weekly sessions every Thursday morning from 6:45 to 9am and includes project based learning opportunities. To apply, Click Here