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LSB Basketball Christmas, March Madness

Local fans take in March Madness

DECATUR – NCAA March Madness has begun, and fans are flocking to the TV’s to catch all of the action.   Some may be taking time off of work due to the NCAA action, like Millikin Men’s Soccer Coach Chad Jones who is enjoying the festivities at Lock, Stock & Barrel.   “We took a…Continue Reading

McElroy Memorial Golf Outing

Golf outing to be held in Mike McElroy’s honor

DECATUR – The Decatur Family YMCA will host the inaugural McElroy Memorial golf outing this summer in memory of the late Mayor of Decatur.   You can mark your calendars for Friday, July 22, as the outing, presented by Skeff Distributing, will be held at Red Tail Run.  The YMCA wanted to “pay tribute to…Continue Reading

Police Lights

(UPDATED) Decatur man shot Thursday morning

DECATUR – Police say a Decatur man was shot early Thursday, though his life is not in danger.   At 8:57 a.m. Thursday, Decatur Police were called to the 900 block of West Wood in reference to the sound of gun shots fired and possibly a male shooting victim in the area. Lieutenant Shannon Gutierrez…Continue Reading

Caterpillar Decatur

CAT “comfortable” with first-quarter results

NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar expects its first-quarter results to come in below Wall Street’s view as it continues to deal with weak product demand.   Shares fell more than 3 percent in Thursday premarket trading.   The equipment maker anticipates a first-quarter adjusted profit between 65 cents and 70 cents per share, with revenue…Continue Reading

2016 Rodney Miller Triathlon

Rodney T. Miller Triathlon hosting kickoff luncheon Thursday

DECATUR – The Rodney T. Miller Triathlon is returning to Decatur for its 10th year on July 9th and 10th.   The event will feature a duathlon this year for adults and for children. The duathlon will be a run, bike, run event.   The Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon commemorates the life and spirit…Continue Reading

school board

DPS reorganizes special education district employees

DECATUR – Despite the majority of Tuesday night’s board meeting spent discussing Superintendent Lisa Taylor’s contract, the Board of Education still took votes on some key agenda items.   The board agreed to six resolutions pertaining to reductions or non-renewals of a number of employees.  Superintendent Lisa Taylor says these moves were made to help…Continue Reading

I-72 closure

I-72 West around Argenta to see closure tomorrow

PESOTUM – Tomorrow the Illinois State Police District 10 and IDOT will be shutting down all westbound traffic on I-72 between milepost 156 and 150 for approximately two hours for maintenance.   Traffic will be re-routed westbound at Exit 156 (Route 48) and detoured onto Route 48 to Exit 150 where traffic can re-enter onto…Continue Reading