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Decatur water passes inspections

DECATUR – The City of Decatur has another positive report about our drinking water: it’s safe!   Decatur received a report that water delivered to residential, commercial and industrial customers last year either met or exceeded all state and federal drinking water requirements.  The 2015 Water Quality Report details an exemplary record of compliance with…Continue Reading

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Same-sex marriage reaction from Illinois LGBT leaders

SPRINGFIELD– Same-sex couples in Illinois had the right to marry thanks to a state law. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it’s a constitutional right.   Illinois now has the distinction of being one of the final states to pass a same-sex marriage law, as the ruling legalizes those unions in all parts of…Continue Reading

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Decatur’s unemployment rate for May

DECATUR – Decatur’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in nearly 14 months in May.   The Illinois Department of Employment Security numbers show that Decatur is down 800 jobs this May compared to the month of May in 2014.  However, May 2015 marks another month of lower unemployment rate compared to the same…Continue Reading

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Rauner vetoes Dem backed budget proposal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget that the Democratic-controlled Legislature sent him.   Rauner announced Thursday that he vetoed 19 budget bills that legislative Democrats acknowledge add up to a spending plan that is as much as $4 billion short of revenue.   Rauner’s message…Continue Reading

Chad Cutler

Cutler convicted of 1st degree murder in death of wife Lisa

DECATUR– After a day of deliberations by a jury of eight men and four women, Chad Cutler has been found guilty of first degree murder in the drowning death of his then wife Lisa in April of 2012.   The jury announced their verdict shortly before noon Thursday.   Cutler has been charged with 3…Continue Reading

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Fall Out Boy rounds out State Fair grandstand lineup

SPRINGFIELD– Platinum selling band, and Illinois native, Fall Out Boy has been added to the Illinois State Fair grandstand acts.   The addition of the Wilmette natives was announced Wednesday afternoon. The band is the final piece to the grandstand lineup that already includes Rascal Flatts, Sammy Hagar, Justin Moore, Styxx, The Fray, and others.…Continue Reading

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Police arrest 4th suspect connected to weekend shootings

DECATUR– Another man has been arrested in connection to a series of shootings that occurred over the weekend in Decatur.   Decatur Police Chief Brad Sweeney says police arrested 18 year old Tyyuan Anderson during the overnight hours of Wednesday. Anderson is the 4th suspect arrested connected to the shootings.   Sweeney says when Anderson…Continue Reading