NowDecatur Stories

Tim Clark and Landon Baker

Macon County man recognized for heroics

April 17 – A local hero was honored at the latest Macon County Board meeting.   Tim Clark, of Finley, Illinois was recognized with the Citizens Award by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department for his heroics last August.   On August 6th of 2015 Clark was on his way to Springfield to see his fiancé…Continue Reading

Macon County Sheriff's Department

Maroa woman dead after vehicle accident

April 17 – A 91 year old female from Maroa, Illinois was pronounced dead early this morning at Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois says Macon County Sheriff Tom Schneider.   The woman passed from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of US Route 51 and Ruehl Street in Forsyth, Illinois.…Continue Reading

Carney Castle

Carney Castles puts assembling legos at a new level

April 16 – Dr. Bob Carney says he enjoyed the legos he bought for his children more than they did.   Years later, Carney is still assembling legos but they’ve become much more intricate. Today he gave a presentation of his work at the Macon County History Museum.   He’s currently building his 152nd medieval…Continue Reading

Train Fair 5

Train Fair in town until tomorrow (Photos included)

April 16 – If you have a love or passion for trains or train related things the Decatur Civic Center has the event just for you.   The Decatur Train fair is in town until tomorrow. Steven Bricker, Train Show promoter and organizer, says this event is used to try and increase the awareness of…Continue Reading

Illinois House of Representatives

Proposal could mean Illinois drivers taxed by mile

April 16 — A new proposal could tax Illinois drivers by the mile and mean devices are used to track the distance they travel.   The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the proposal from state Senate President John Cullerton to pay for fixing Illinois’ roads is aimed at gasoline tax revenue that has declined. He…Continue Reading

Chief Illiniwek

U of I committee looking to replace Chief Illiniwek

April 15 – Nine years after the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek a student committee is recommending that the school consider a replacement.   The Ad Hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot recommended that administrators create a process to potentially pick a mascot.   University spokeswoman Robin Kaler told The News-Gazette…Continue Reading