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Scovill Golf Course

Scovill golf course closes for season, future uncertain

October 18 – Scovill Golf Course is now closed for the season and the Park Board of Commissioners will soon make a decision on the course’s future.   The Decatur Park District decided last year to have a short season in 2016.  They were originally going to shut down for the season at the end…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

Council approves “green bond” issuance, risk management agreement

October 18 – The Decatur City Council has approved a $30 million bond issuance to fund the Lake Decatur dredge project.   This is the third debt issuance to fund the $91 million dredge project.  The bonds issued are categorized as “green bonds,” which are funds for new and existing projects with environmentally sustainable benefits. …Continue Reading

Citizens Utility Board

Legislation to curb electricity supplier scams

October 17 – Lawmakers could approve new rules this fall to crack down on electricity supplier scams.   The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is accepting comments on its newest rule proposals that would make deceptive marketing practices by alternative energy suppliers illegal. Some companies scam consumers into signing up and gouging them with hidden fees…Continue Reading

Macon County Courthouse

Petition filed to remove attorney for Jay Scott

October 17 – Greg Mattingley has filed a petition asking for the removal of Jay Scott’s attorney in the special prosecutor case.   Scott has retained the services of attorney D. Peter Wise out of Springfield.  According to court documents, the motion, filed Friday, October 14, claims conflict of interest.   Mattingley claims Wise is…Continue Reading

Twin Forks turbine base

Twin Forks pouring concrete bases for turbines

October 17 – Concrete bases for the 139 wind turbines going up in northwest Macon County are now being poured.   Twin Forks Wind Farm is continuing progress on their large farm that will be located on 24,000 acres just north of Warrensburg and west of Maroa.  E.ON, Twin Forks’ parent company, has contractors stabilizing…Continue Reading

Treasurer Mike Frerichs

Budget impasse affecting investment earnings

October 17 – As a result of the year-long budget impasse, Illinois has lost out on $5.5 million in investment income in the third quarter of 2016, according to the Treasurer’s Office.   Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says the state continues to lose out on investment income without a full-year budget in place.   “Our…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

Council to issue bonds for dredging, consolidate risk management

October 17 – Tonight the Decatur City Council will vote on issuing some bonds to further finance the Lake Decatur dredging project, and they’ll vote on an agreement that will save them money on risk management services.   The Decatur City Council will vote on issuing general obligation bonds not to exceed $30,000,000.  This is…Continue Reading

Decatur Area Arts Council

Arts Council accepting art for holiday shop

October 16 – You can now submit applications to sell your art at the Decatur Area Arts Council’s annual holiday shop.   The Xmas ARTicles shop will be open from December 2-30 in the Madden Arts Center downtown Decatur.  The arts council will accept original art and fine crafts for the shop.  You can submit…Continue Reading