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DPS helping to raise awareness for mental health

May 6 – DPS-61 is putting emphasis on educating families about mental health and will soon implement prevention programs to assist students and their families.   May is National Children’s Health Awareness month.  Throughout May, DPS schools are holding educational programs, poster contests, and assemblies to help raise awareness.  To assist with their Substance Abuse…Continue Reading

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Decatur Club hosting brunch for Mother’s Day

May 6 – If you are still in need of plans for Mother’s Day, the Decatur Club still has room for their special brunch.   Tomorrow the club is hosting their Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the second floor Grand Ballroom.  Non members are also invited to attend the meal. …Continue Reading

Gas prices inflated across Illinois

Gas prices inflated across Illinois

May 6 – Gas prices throughout Illinois and Indiana are at their highest levels in more than six months according to AAA Chicago’s Fuel Gauge Report.   Illinois gas prices are averaging $2.34 per gallon and Indiana prices are averaging $2.23 per gallon.  AAA’s Beth Mosher says the respective prices are up $0.24 and $0.27…Continue Reading

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Decatur man faces time after fatal DUI

May 6 – A Decatur resident has been sentenced to 10 years for a 2014 fatal DUI accident.   Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott announced today that James Comp, 26 of Decatur, has been sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.   His…Continue Reading

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Lawmakers continue to push for tobacco age increase

May 6 – You could soon have to be 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes in Illinois.   Lawmakers in Springfield could vote this month on a plan to increase the tobacco age from 18 to 21, it’s pending in the Senate.   The American Lung Association says a higher age will…Continue Reading

Boil Order

(UPDATED) Argenta issues city-wide boil order

May 5 – Argenta village officials are issuing a boil order for the entire Village of Argenta effectively immediately.   Officials say there is little or no water pressure for the entire village, but the water department has found the problem and fixed it.  As soon as the pressure returns, the Village will be under…Continue Reading

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(UPDATED) Car accident with injuries on Wyckles Road

May 6 – Macon County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing investigation at the scene of a traffic accident on Wyckles Road north of I-72.   Lieutenant Jamie Belcher, says upon arrival deputies discovered a white 2001 Chevrolet 4 door car in a field that had sustained a large amount of damage.  Inside the vehicle, deputies located a 59…Continue Reading

Rauner at Chamber expo

Chamber Business Expo wraps up with visit from Gov. Rauner

May 5 – Governor Bruce Rauner made a stop in Decatur Thursday as he met with local businesses at the 2016 Chamber Business Expo.   Hundreds of vendors showcased their products and services Thursday during the annual Chamber Business Expo at the Decatur Civic Center.  The day began with the State of the City Address…Continue Reading

Just Wingin' It Taste winner 2016

Newcomer crowned ‘Taste of Decatur’ winner

May 5 – It’s their first year in business, their first year at the Taste of Decatur, and now it’s their first time winning ‘The Taste’ Award.   Just Wingin’ It was chosen at Thursday’s 2016 Taste of Decatur.  They showcased a few flavors of wings they offer at their E. Pershing Road location in…Continue Reading