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Decatur Youth Hockey

Fundraising not done for Decatur Youth Hockey Association

  Decatur – The fundraising hasn’t stopped for the Decatur Youth Hockey Association as an anonymous donor has stepped up to help the program raise another $75,000.   You might remember the DYHA finished second place in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition earlier this spring.  They received $75,000 to upgrade the ice rink at the…Continue Reading

American Legion

Millikin donates $500 to American Legion

DECATUR–  A group of Millikin students and their professor are raising money to help the American Legion Post 105 in Decatur.   Dr. Stephen Freck and his students created 700 custom drink coasters that read “Honor Our Veterans” and sold them in order to raise the money to help the Legion and Macon County Honor…Continue Reading

Decatur Public Library

City Manager says library discussion will be had on July 6th

DECATUR–  The Decatur City Council will get a chance to weigh in on the proposed Decatur Public Library and Macon County Office building consolidation next month.   The plan to move the county’s offices into the unused space on the second floor of the Decatur Public Library has been approved by the library board, Macon…Continue Reading

Dick Durbin

Trade agreement amendment ‘concerning’ to Illinois lawmaker

WASHINGTON– U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says his opinion hasn’t changed on the “fast track” trade bill which will be considered by the Senate next week.   President Obama favors this legislation, which gives him the authority to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote without amendments. He sees it as necessary to…Continue Reading

9 people treated for CO2 poisoning in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say seven children were among nine people taken from a Springfield home to a hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.   Springfield Fire Chief Mark Hart tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that the carbon monoxide level in the house was “sky high” after crews arrived at the house early…Continue Reading

Clinton Landfill Billboard

Clinton landfill is being watched

CLINTON – A community watchdog group hoping to keep toxic chemicals out of the Clinton landfill is attempting to catch the ear of the federal government.   WATCH Clinton Landfill President Bill Spencer says his group has recently purchased a billboard along Rt. 51 north of Wapella to promote their efforts.   “One of the…Continue Reading

Police Lights

UPDATED: Accident involving children in Argenta

ARGENTA – Deputies responded to a traffic crash involving children in Argenta on the intersection of Rt. 48 and Argenta Rd. on Thursday.   Decatur Police say that one 23-year-old female was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was being treated with what is believed to be a minor head injury.  Also, two children,…Continue Reading

IBA Awards

Local media outlets honored with state & national awards

DECATUR–  Local media outlets are cleaning up at state and national award shows.   Neuhoff Media Decatur, the Herald & Review, and WAND TV have all recently won awards in their respective fields.   During the Illinois Broadcaster Association’s Silver Dome Awards this week, Neuhoff stations 95Q (WDZQ), ESPNDecatur 1050 (WDZ), and WSOY all took…Continue Reading