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Decatur Train Fair is this weekend

September 16 – Hundreds of model trains will be on display at the Decatur Civic Center this weekend for the Decatur Train Fair.   Model trains will be on display for you to check out, and many will be up for sale, too.  The event will feature swap meets, clinics, and dozens of vendors offering…Continue Reading

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Register now for the Robin Vogel Memorial 5K

September 16 – You can take part in a race that was designed to honor a fallen member of law enforcement in Decatur.   The Robin Vogel Memorial 5K was created three years ago by Pat Smith of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and others after bouncing around ideas of how to honor Decatur Police…Continue Reading

Real Men Wear Pink 2016

St. Mary’s kicks off Real Men Wear Pink campaign tonight

September 16– It’s the 10th year of HSHS St. Mary’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign as the hospital continues to raise awareness and encourage women to get breast cancer screenings.   October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but St. Mary’s wants to raise awareness all fall with the help of central Illinois high school…Continue Reading

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Overlook Adventure hosts successful craft beer and wine night

September 16 – Around 70 people enjoyed a night full of mini golf, wine, and craft beer at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf.   The Decatur Park District hosted the event in collaboration with Decatur Brew Works, who provided the craft beer.  Overlook Adventure has hosted numerous themed nights.  Park District Director of Recreation and Facilities…Continue Reading

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Board Knight weighs in on Toy Hall of Fame

September 16 – They may be biased, but the Board Knight staff says they think Clue should be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.   The Strong’s Toy Hall of Fame has announced the twelve finalists for this year’s Hall of Fame class.  The finalists are: Bubble Wrap: It was created by accident in 1957.…Continue Reading

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State unemployment rate declines again

September 16 – Illinois’ unemployment rate has dropped for the fourth straight month, but state officials are saying the drop comes as Illinois’ workforce declines.   The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) says the state’s jobless rate for August came in at 5.5 percent, down from 5.8 percent July 2016.  The 2016 August unemployment…Continue Reading

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Naming of Kistler-Scott Center for Performing Arts is this weekend

September 15 – Two dedicated teachers will be honored for their impact on education this weekend at Eisenhower High School.   On Saturday, September 17th, Eisenhower will host a naming ceremony where they will dedicate their performing arts center the Kistler-Scott Center for Performing Arts.  Shirley Kistler and Milton Scott both spent over 30 years…Continue Reading

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Students at RCC learn more about their 4th Amendment rights

September 15 – As part of Constitution Day students at Richland Community College received a history lesson on the 4th Amendment.   Illinois 4th District Appellate Court Judge Tom Harris Jr. was asked by Professor Larry Klugman at RCC to talk to the students about Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the Constitution in…Continue Reading

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Macon County Sheriff’s deputy injured, but ‘ok’

September 15 – An eight-year veteran of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was injured while pursuing a “suspicious subject,” but the MSO says his injuries are not life-threatening.   Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jon Butts says, during third shift, one of their deputies in the patrol division was in pursuit of a suspect on foot.  While following the…Continue Reading

Jay Scott

Scott’s Campaign, Democratic Chair, Republican Chair issue statements

September 15 – Following the filing of a petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Jay Scott, the Macon County Democratic and Republican parties have issued statements, as has Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott’s campaign.   As of 6:55pm Thursday Daniel Hassinger released this statement… “Tonight, Jay Scott’s campaign issued a press release claiming my campaign…Continue Reading