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Von Maur Forsyth

Sheriff’s Office investigating Von Maur robbery

December 2 –Von Maur in Forstyh was hit by burglars for the second time in five months.   Macon County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jon Butts says the burglary was reported at 3:15 a.m. on November 27.  When deputies arrived, they found thieves had forced their way through the east side doors.  Investigation determined that several thousand…Continue Reading

Julie Melton

Melton settling in at RCC Foundation Director

December 2 – Julie Melton has been on the job for just over a month and while she’s still getting used to everything, she’s quickly finding out how generous the Decatur community is.   Melton took over as Director of Richland Community College’s Foundation on October 24, 2016.  She comes from the foundation office at…Continue Reading

Comptroller Leslie Munger

Group of legislators sue Illinois Comptroller for their pay

December 2 – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says lawmakers suing her to get back pay are “cowards.”   The Republican was named in a Cook County lawsuit by six legislators Friday on her last day in office. The Democratic lawmakers haven’t been paid since May and say Munger Is violating the state Constitution by interfering…Continue Reading

One Love mural

Arts Council seeking artists to continue mural project

November 2 – The Decatur Area Arts Council is looking for artists interested in making Decatur more beautiful.   The council is continuing the Decatur Mural Project, which began in 2012.  So far, three murals have been completed.  One depicts the Commodore Stephen Decatur and is located on the side of Central Illinois Title Co. …Continue Reading

Children's Museum

Cocoa and Cookies with Santa tonight at the Children’s Museum

December 2 – You can enjoy an evening with Santa tonight at the Children’s Museum of Illinois.   The museum is hosing their Cocoa and Cookies with Santa tonight from 6-8 p.m.  A special celebrity guest will be reading a story.  You’ll also get to make an edible science project, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies…Continue Reading

Harristown water

Harristown officials considering closing water plant

December 2 – With one of their three water softeners going down, Harristown officials are considering a new option to get water.   Harristown Mayor Rose Ross says one of their softeners sprung a leak after a spot rusted out.  A welder advised the village to replace the softener.  Ross says that would be expensive,…Continue Reading

Bruce Rauner Action

Rauner calls for reforms before agreeing to any spending plan

December 2 – There’s still no state budget, no reforms Republicans say will grow the state’s economy or change its political culture, and now, no session until a few days before the next class of lawmakers assume office. That’s after the state legislature adjourned Thursday.   The governor called out Speaker Michael Madigan on a…Continue Reading

Decatur Police SUV

Decatur Police release Thanksgiving enforcement stats

December 2 – The Decatur Police Department is releasing enforcement numbers from the Thanksgiving weekend.   The law enforcement agencies increased enforcement from November 14-27 to help keep the roads safe.  Decatur Police made two DUI arrests during the two-week enforcement period.  They also made two felony arrests and one drug arrest.  64 seat belt…Continue Reading

Millikin, Richland

Millikin, Richland partner on new Food Innovation course

December 2 – Millikin University and Richland Community College will soon help food entrepreneurs achieve their dream.   The two colleges have partnered up to create a food innovation course that will help people learn how to develop their small idea into a food business.  The Lumpkin Family Foundation has provided the funding for the…Continue Reading

Clinton Nuclear Power Plant

Updated: Clinton, Quad Cities plants to remain open for 10 years

December 2 – Thousands of jobs will be saved for at least another ten years at the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants.   The plants will continue to operate for at least 10 years thanks to the passage of the “Exelon bill.”  The 600-page, complicated bill will provide millions of dollars to Exelon…Continue Reading