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Study: Illinois has one of nation’s highest cell phone tax rates

October 13 – The Tax Foundation said Illinoisans pay the fourth-highest taxes in the nation for their cell phone service, and that hits the poor the hardest.   Many people, even those who are of lesser means, use a cell phone as their primary line. The Tax Foundation puts Illinois’ state and local wireless tax rate at…Continue Reading

Overlook Mini golf

Zombie Mini Golf is this weekend at Overlook Adventure

October 13 – You can golf with the lights out, surrounded by zombies this Saturday at Overlook Adventure.   The Decatur Park District is continuing to offer themed mini golf nights by hosting Lights Out – Zombie Edition.  You can golf with the lights out and play with a special glow golf ball.  Park District…Continue Reading


DMH shows off new Cardiovascular Unit renovations

October 13 – Decatur Memorial Hospital cut the ribbon on their renovated south wing cardiovascular unit.   As part of a Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Business Hours showcase, DMH unveiled the work completed in 60 days to give a “facelift” to the 10 bed unit.   The renovations include new flooring, furniture, LED lighting,…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

Coffee with the Council set for Friday

October 13 – If you haven’t been able to make it to any Decatur City Council meetings but still want to voice your opinions, you can join council members this Friday for some coffee.   City council members will be at the McDonald’s at 3005 North Water Street across from Brettwood Village Shopping Center Friday…Continue Reading

Harris Elementary garden

Harris Elementary back to work on outdoor classroom and garden

October 12 – Harris Elementary is starting fresh on building a new garden and outdoor classroom in their courtyard after a sewage backup negated some good progress.   The old courtyard had gone unused for several years, and the past two years have been dedicated to transforming the courtyard into a learning space.  Harris second-grade…Continue Reading

Hickory Point Mall

Hickory Point Mall will be closed on Thanksgiving

October 12 – The group that owns Hickory Point Mall says the mall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend the holiday with their family.   CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. has decided their shopping centers will all be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen at 6 a.m. for Black Friday…Continue Reading

High ropes course Decatur Park District

High ropes course approved by Decatur Park District

October 12 – A new amenity is coming to Overlook Adventure in 2017 in the form of a high ropes course.   At their Wednesday meeting, the Decatur Park District Board of Commissioners approved a bid for the construction of a three-story, high ropes course to be built in Nelson Park adjacent to the mini…Continue Reading

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Baby TALK hosting the 2016 Cardboard Challenge

October 12 – Baby TALK and Midwest Fiber are giving another opportunity for children in Macon County to use their imagination at their 2016 Cardboard Challenge.   Baby TALK is inviting children under five and their families to come interact and play at the event. There will be different sizes of cardboard boxes and a…Continue Reading


Flu shot clinic at the Senior Center

October 12 – The Macon County Health Department is conducting walk-in flu shot clinic at the Senior Center until 11am today.   There is no cost for those on Medicare or Medicaid. Those individuals 65 years old and over will receive the high-dose flu shot. Those 65 and older and not on Medicare or without…Continue Reading