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Mitsubishi confirms Normal plant closure

NORMAL– Mitsubishi has confirmed its going to end production its plant in Normal. The news first broke in Japanese newspapers, and initially Mitsubishi wouldn’t confirm. But as of this morning, the company confirmed it will cease production and look for a buyer in the hopes of keeping its roughly 1,000 United Auto Workers members on…Continue Reading

Road Work

Ramp work to temporarily close highway interchanges

DECATUR– The Illinois Dept. of Transportation would like you to be aware of road work to continue on several interchanges this month and next month.   IDOT says work will continue along I-72 and the interchanges with US 51 and IL 48 here in Decatur.  Weather permitting; the work will take place over the next…Continue Reading

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Local Unemployment holds at 6.6%

DECATUR– Decatur’s unemployment rate has checked in at 6.6% for the month of June, down from 8.6% during the same time period last year.   Last month marked the 16th consecutive month that unemployment numbers were down in Illinois over the previous year.   Bloomington again led the state with the lowest unemployment rate, at…Continue Reading


Mike McElroy passes away

DECATUR–  Tears for the late Mayor Mike McElroy continued to flow on Thursday as hundreds of family members, friends, and colleagues gathered to pay their final respects, but in addition to tears of mourning, there were also tears of laughter as people heard and told stories of the man affectionately known as ‘Tuna’.   Holy…Continue Reading

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Sullivan man arrested on child pornography charges

PEORIA– A Sullivan man is facing up to 50 years in prison if convicted on child pornography charges.   30 year-old Justen Troxell was arrested on June26th and faces two counts of the distribution of child pornography and one count of possession.   The indictment against Troxell says he distributed and possessed images and videos…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion school board will not implement drug test

MT. ZION – The Mt. Zion Board of Education decided to remove the implementation of the random drug test policy for this coming school year.   Tuesday night the school board met to discuss amendments to the policy after they approved the random drug test policy back in May.  That discussion opened the floor for…Continue Reading


Viewing and Funeral information for Mike McElroy

Visitation and funeral information for former Mayor Mike McElroy can be found below.   Public viewing will be held Wednesday, July 22nd, from noon until 2 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 8 pm at the Church.   Concelebrated Mass…Continue Reading

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Rt. 121 crash update

WARRENSBURG– Three people were injured Monday when the car they were riding in went off the road and crashed near the intersection of Rt. 121 and Lincoln Memorial Parkway.   The Macon County Sheriff’s Office says a 25 year old Decatur man is in critical condition along with a 29 year old man from Clinton.…Continue Reading