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Fire causes extensive damage at Decatur warehouse

October 27 – A Thursday morning fire has caused extensive damage to a warehouse on West Eldorado Street.   The Decatur Fire Department responded to the call at 12:32 a.m. Thursday morning and had the fire contained at 1:49 a.m.  The fire occurred at 680 W Eldorado Street in a warehouse that had vehicles in…Continue Reading


Trick-or-treat safety tips

October 27 – The Illinois State Police is offering some Halloween trick-or-treating safety tips for you and your kids.   A lot of children will be moving around in the dark this Halloween, making it a requirement that families and drivers stay sharp.  It’s a good idea to make sure your trick-or-treater can be seen…Continue Reading

Taylor Vidmar MTV ambassador

Meet Richland’s MTV Ambassador

October 27 – A student at Richland Community College is trying to put Decatur and RCC on the map with the help of MTV.   Freshman Taylor Vidmar is one of 18 students nationwide that MTV has chosen to be as their ambassador.  Vidmar and her fellow ambassadors will be representing their campus, their peers,…Continue Reading

Millikin percussion ensemble halloween concert

Millikin Percussion Ensembles presenting Halloween Concerts

October 26 – Millikin University’s Percussion Ensembles will be playing their annual Halloween concerts this weekend, and you can enjoy smooth music several times.   The ensembles will perform three special concerts in celebration of Halloween on Thursday, October 27, and two concerts on Friday, October 28.  The concerts will be suitable for all ages…Continue Reading

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DPD stepping up enforcement during Halloween

October 26 – This weekend is a holiday weekend and the Decatur Police Department is increasing enforcement efforts to keep the streets of Decatur safe.   DPD will again be looking for impaired drivers and those who are not wearing a seatbelt.  Sergeant Chris Peters says it’s another “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign…Continue Reading

Town and Country Bank contest

Town and Country Bank giving $10,000 to community members in need

October 26 – Town and Country Bank (TCB) needs your help identifying people who need a financial boost this winter.   TCB will be giving out four, $2,500 grants this winter to help community members in their markets that need assistance.  President and CEO Micah R. Bartlett says they want to help people overcome a…Continue Reading