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Credit cards, fraudulent activity

Decatur-area banks investigating fraudulent activity

December 5 – Local banks are encouraging you to double-check your accounts following several reports of fraudulent activity.   Fraudulent activity is not limited to the Decatur area, according to Decatur Earthmover Credit Union President Barry Schmidt.  Schmidt says their members have been affected and they are hearing from other financial institutions about affected members…Continue Reading

Road Closed

Portion of S. Oakland St. closed for repairs

December 5 – Due to a water main break, the 100 block of S. Oakland St. will be closed this week for emergency repairs.   The road between Lock Stock & Barrel and Donnie’s will be affected.  Local merchants will still be allowed access to their stores.  The city is advising you to take an…Continue Reading

Decatur Civic Center Memorial

Lottery helps decide order of candidates on spring election ballot

December 5 – The order in which voters see city council candidates on the spring election ballots was decided today.   City Clerk Debra Bright held a lottery determining ballot position for three city council candidates, incumbent Pat McDaniel, Chris Riley and Chuck Kuhle, who simultaneously filed their petitions at 8am on Nov. 21, the…Continue Reading

Pumping gas

AAA: Gas prices rising across Illinois and Indiana

December 5 – Drivers in Illinois and northern Indiana are paying more at the pump this week and prices will move even higher based on an agreement reached by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.   OPEC announced plans to cut crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day to 32.5 million a day,…Continue Reading

Michael Madigan and Bruce Rauner

Little compromise after leaders’ weekend meetings

December 5 – After two weekend meetings, Democrats and Republicans still seem far apart on an agreement on the state budget and most proposed reforms.   State Minority Leader Christine Radogno says they mostly discussed local government consolidation and mandates on local governments at their latest meeting.  She expressed frustration with House Speaker Michael Madigan,…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

Council to vote on sewer utility increase, property tax levy

December 5 – Tonight the Decatur City Council will vote on a rate structure for increasing the sewer utility fee and they will also take up a vote on next year’s tax levy.   A consent order is being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will require the city to complete at least…Continue Reading

Santa Shuffle 2016

Weather fitting for DISC’s first Santa Shuffle

December 4 – It was fitting to have the first snow of the year during the Decatur Park District’s first indoor fun run.   The Park District hosted their Santa Shuffle Sunday as a way to get kids active.  Santa was present as well to snap photos with.  DISC Manager Jamie Davis says they had…Continue Reading

Ida Brooks gym dedication

Eisenhower dedicates gym to Ida Brooks

December 3 – A practice gym at Eisenhower High School will forever honor an influential teacher and coach for years to come.   Ida M. Brooks spent 35 years working in the Decatur Public Schools District.  She began at Centennial Junior High in 1966.  She also taught at Johns Hill before going to Eisenhower High School…Continue Reading