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Macon County Farm Forum is this Friday

December 6 – The University of Illinois Extension has been helping farmers for over 100 years and now they need your help deciding what is needed in the next 100 years.   Macon County Extension, in conjunction with the Macon County Farm Bureau, is hosting a farm forum titled “Help Extension Help You” this Friday,…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion village board approves FY-17 budget, tax levy and 5-year CIP

December 6 – The Mt. Zion village board approved the fiscal year 2017 budget, the five-year Capital Improvement Plan and the annual tax levy at last night’s meeting.   After weeks of discussion the village unanimously approved the FY-17 budget. The general fund balance for this upcoming fiscal year is set at $1,462,934.   Also…Continue Reading

Jay Dunn, Tim Dudley

Dunn elected county board chairman, Dudley to serve as vice

December 6 – The Macon County Board has elected a new leader to serve as Chairman of the Board.   With 20 board members present, Democrat Jay Dunn was elected chairman by a unanimous vote.  Dunn has served on the board since 2003.  He currently serves as the Finance Committee Chairman, though he’s not sure…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

Council approves sewer rate increase to fund mandated repairs

December 6 – The sanitary sewer rate on your water bill will slightly increase over the next five years to help fund more than $70 million in necessary maintenance and repairs to the City of Decatur’s sewer system.   The Decatur City Council Monday night approved the multi-year rate structure to cover the project.  Maintenance and…Continue Reading

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Macon County Sheriff’s arrest 3 teens for Oreana burglaries

December 5 – The Macon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three Decatur teens for a string of car burglaries over the past few weeks in Oreana.   Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jamie Belcher says the teens, ages 13, 15, and 16, admitted to committing between 10 and 15 burglaries in Oreana.  Some of the stolen items have…Continue Reading

Susana Mendoza

Mendoza sworn in as Illinois Comptroller

December 5 – New Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza was sworn into office this morning, pledging to work with both parties in sorting out the state’s fiscal mess.   Comptroller Mendoza will serve out the remainder of the late Judy Baar Topinka’s term.  Mendoza says she plans to honor her legacy.  Mendoza wore a red suit…Continue Reading

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Limitless Decatur seeking participation in community perception survey

December 5 – To determine the effectiveness of their community marketing survey and see what needs further improvement, Limitless Decatur is asking you to fill out a perception survey.   The survey was issued two years ago before Limitless rolled out their marketing campaign.  Now Community Marketing Manager Nicole Bateman says they want to see…Continue Reading