NowDecatur Stories

Halloween Fun Days at Overlook Adventure

Halloween Fun Days begin at Overlook Adventure

October 24 – Children in their Halloween costume can golf for free this week at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf.   Halloween Fun Days begin today (Monday) and will last until Halloween on October 31st.  Kids can wear their favorite costume and will get to golf for free with a paid adult.  Families of four may…Continue Reading


Local trick or treat days and times

October 30 – Halloween is fast approaching and area cities, towns and villages are giving their trick or treat hours.   Argenta – Monday 31st from 6-8pm Assumption – Sunday 30th and Monday 31st from 5:30-8pm…city officials ask participants only go to homes with porch light on Blue Mound – Sunday 30th and Monday 31st from 6-9pm Cerro…Continue Reading

Blood Donation

Blood drives in the Decatur area this week

October 24 – The Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) is hosting a couple of blood drives this week in the Decatur area.   This Tuesday, October 25, the CICBC Bloodmobile will be at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church (UMC) collecting blood.  The drive is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the church, located…Continue Reading

Shane Brandel Deputy Chief of Police

DPD names third Deputy Chief

October 24 – Effective today, Lieutenant Shane Brandel has been elevated to Deputy Chief of Police for the Decatur Police Department.   Brandel will be the lead officer of the Administrative Operations Division.  He previously served as Lieutenant in Administrative Operations.   Brandel joins officers Jason Walker and David Dickerson as the three ranked as…Continue Reading

Bruce Rauner Term Limits

Governor’s Children’s Cabinet makes lead poisoning prevention a priority

October 24 – Governor Bruce Rauner’s Cabinet on Children and Youth recently announced a statewide, cross-agency initiative to reduce children’s exposure to lead.   Lead poisoning is one of the most prevalent, preventable, environmental health hazards and is known to contribute to learning disabilities, developmental delays, and violent behavior.   Illinois Department of Public Health…Continue Reading

Overlook Adventure aquatic option

Park District seeking public input at aquatics meeting

October 24 – As the Decatur Park District continues to plan the future of aquatics in Decatur, they are seeking your input on what should be done.   The Park District is hosting their second special meeting to discuss aquatics tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Scovill Golf Course Banquet Facility. …Continue Reading

Police Lights

UPDATE: Alleged drunk driver crashes into Boody home

October 23 – An alleged drunk driver crashed into a Boody, IL home early Sunday morning, causing extensive damage to both the home and vehicle.   Macon County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jamie Belcher says their deputies responded to the accident at 4:35 a.m. Sunday morning in the 6300 block of S. Route 48 in Boody.  There,…Continue Reading

Community prayer for law enforcement

Macon County unites in prayer for law enforcement

October 22 – A little bit of prayer can go a long way for local law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line every day.   Saturday morning the community got together outside the Macon County Law Enforcement Center to pray for their officers.  Following the devastation in Dallas, TX, where five police…Continue Reading