NowDecatur Stories


Federal money bolsters Illinois agribusiness

SPRINGFIELD– Federal money – $600,000 coming via the Farm Bill – is going to sixteen Illinois specialty crop projects. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says it chose the winning projects “to help increase the availability of fresh food,” says Rebecca Clark, an ag spokeswoman. There were 27 applications. Clark says in Illinois, grapes, pumpkins, and…Continue Reading

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Food Drive smashes goal; tops 1 million lbs

WSOY and our community partners, ADM, Team Soy – Soy Capital Bank & J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds, Skeff Distributing, Jones & Thomas/JTnet, Decatur Back & Neck Center, Tickets N Trips, First Christian Church, Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy & Colee’s Corner Drugs, DynaGraphics/Wood Printing, United Way,  Kroger, Herald & Review, and WAND-TV want to thank the…Continue Reading

Holy Family Donation

Area Schools contribute big to WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR–  Schools around Macon County embraced the spirit of giving Friday during the 14th annual WSOY Community Food Drive as they combined to donate over 500,000 pounds of food.   St. Pat’s School donated the most this year with 187,757 pounds, St. Teresa  finished second with 116,773 pounds, and Holy Family School finished 3rd with…Continue Reading

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Area food banks stock up thanks to WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR – The Decatur community is rallying together to raise over 1 million pounds of food, but, where does all the food go?   Catholic Charities of Decatur is one of the food pantries that receives a portion of the food, along with the Salvation Army.  Catholic Charities food pantry manager Barry Spang says they…Continue Reading

Domestic Violence Candlelight Ceremony 2015

Decatur remembers, mourns domestic violence victims

DECATUR – Every nine seconds someone is hit and becomes a victim of domestic violence.   Macon County is 2nd in the state when it comes to domestic violence cases, and, during the month of October, Dove, Inc. is asking you to be aware of the danger of domestic violence.  Domestic Violence Program Director with…Continue Reading

IDOT Hearing

IDOT plans for future with a few projects for Macon County in mind

DECATUR – The Illinois Department of Transportation is carefully mapping out its Multi-Year Program for Fiscal Years 2017-2022.   District 7 IDOT officials were in Decatur on Thursday and held a public meeting at the Decatur Public Library.  Program Development Engineer Greg Jamerson said IDOT wants to hear from the citizens in their district about…Continue Reading

Illinois’ gas prices are going back up

Illinois’ gas prices are going back up

ILLINOIS — This may sound familiar – the Midwest could see a spike in gas prices over the next few weeks due to refinery maintenance.   Ten Midwestern refineries are going through scheduled maintenance, including three in Illinois. Patrick DeHaan of estimates this could lead to a temporary ten cent spike on average across…Continue Reading

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Neuhoff Communications expands Central Illinois footprint with purchase of Bloomington radio stations

BLOOMINGTON– Three Bloomington-Normal (Illinois) radio stations are joining the Neuhoff Communications family.  It has been announced that Neuhoff has reached an agreement with Connoisseur Media to acquire WBBE-FM, WIHN-FM and WWHX-FM.   The stations are three of the top five stations in the Bloomington-Normal market according to Nielsen. ‘’We are so honored to welcome these terrific…Continue Reading