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Mattoon man airlifted after motorcycle accident near Elwin

October 5 – A 54-year-old Mattoon man has been airlifted to St. Johns Hospital after his motorcycle ran into and underneath a semi Wednesday afternoon.   Macon County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Scott Flannery says deputies were called to an accident at Elwin Blacktop and Karl Road today (Wednesday) at 11:30 a.m.  There, they found an accident involving…Continue Reading


Fuyao Glass cuts ribbon on new and improved facility

October 5 – With Friday being National Manufacturing Day the scene was perfect for Fuyao Glass Illinois cutting the ribbon on the company’s $200 million investment in Macon County.   The site formerly known as PPG Industries sold its glass manufacturing facility in 2014 to the Fuyao Glass Industry Group. Attractions for Fuyao to the…Continue Reading

Medicinal Marijuana

Illinois marijuana sales top $20 million

October 5 – Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.   The state released new monthly sales figures Wednesday. September’s sales figures bring the total retail sales in Illinois to $23.5 million since purchasing began in November last year, topping the $20 million mark for the first…Continue Reading

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Early morning fire damages residence, occupants ok

October 5 – The Decatur Fire Department took care of an early morning fire in Decatur today.   According to a press release from the Decatur Fire Department a residential fire took place in a bedroom at 852 S. Illinois Street. The fire department was dispatched a little after midnight and responded with four engines…Continue Reading


Students learn about career opportunities at Ameren for Career Day

October 5 – Students from Decatur MacArthur High School were given an inside look at what jobs may exist for them with Ameren Illinois for career day.   MacArthur sent 40 students to the Ameren Training Center to see what it takes to work in the field and heard presentations on electric, gas, substations, engineering,…Continue Reading

Heroin use

State Medical Society hoping to curb heroin epidemic

October 5 – To help reduce the amount of people who get addicted to opioids and heroin, the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) is asking you to clean out your medicine cabinet.   ISMS asks that you remove old and unused prescription medications from your cabinet because they can become “gateway drugs” that can lead…Continue Reading

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Police investigating shooting of an 18 year-old Decatur man

October 5 – Decatur Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night.   Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigations David Dickerson says police responded to Decatur Memorial Hospital at 8:14pm yesterday in regards to an 18-year-old Decatur man arriving there after having been shot.   Initial reports indicate that the shooting took place in the…Continue Reading

Decatur Area Arts Council

October National 2016 the featured art in this month’s gallery walk

October 4 – You can head to the Madden Arts Center this weekend for their first Friday gallery walk.   Gallery 510 will present October National 2016. This month’s exhibit celebrates original creativity and craftsmanship by featuring the work of 30 artists from over eight states.   Gallery Director Sue Powell says artwork from the…Continue Reading