NowDecatur Stories


LISTEN: Bill Clevenger

September 21, 2020 – Bill Clevenger joined Byers and Co to talk about the progress on Splash Cove and a new format for Boo at the Zoo.  Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


LISTEN: Kevin Breheny

September 21, 2020 – Kevin Breheny joined Byers and Co to talk about hosting the show for a week while Brian was on vacation.  Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


Macon County Nearing COVID-19 Warning Level

September 19, 2020 – Macon County’s cases per 100,000 has now spiked to 165 and the positivity rate is up to 7.2%, the highest rate Macon County has seen.  If the positivity rate hits 8%, Macon County could be placed on the warning list.  Free testing is still available at the Civic Center parking lot…Continue Reading


Six Illinois Counties Removed from COVID Warning Level List

September 18, 2020 – Today, the IDPH has reported that 24 Illinois counties are considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19.  Counties enter warning levels when two or more risk indicators that measure the amount of the virus increase.  The counties currently at a warning level are – Bond, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Coles, Crawford,…Continue Reading


Ameren Illinois Adding New Equipment to County Highway 20 Substation

September 18, 2020 – Ameren Illinois is adding new equipment as well as expanding the footprint of its County Highway 20 Substation to enhance energy reliability and resiliency for customers in Forsyth and the surrounding areas.  The substation currently serves over 2,500 customers in the area.  In April, work began to add new large-scale circuit…Continue Reading

86 MDG details new COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Illinois State Fairgrounds Holding Free COVID Testing

September 18, 2020 – The Illinois Department of Public Health will be setting up a mobile COVID-19 testing site at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on September 23rd and 30th.  Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms.  The testing is free, but those who have an insurance card should bring one.  The tests will be administered…Continue Reading