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Brush College Road to begin extensive closure tomorrow
February 24, 2024 – Just a reminder to make changes to your commute beginning Monday if you normally utilize Brush College Road. Brush College Road between Olive St. and Hickory St. (the underpass) will be closed for an extensive period beginning Monday February 26th to being the first part of a plan to create an overpass.
Full Court Friday (2-23-24)
BOYS BASKETBALL Class 1A Argenta-Oreana Regional Final St. Teresa 63, Argenta-Oreana 61 Class 1A Okaw Valley Regional Final Arcola 57, Effingham St. Anthony 52 Class 1A Casey-Westfield Regional Final Tuscola 53, Casey-Westfield 37 Class 1A Salt Fork Regional Final St. Thomas More 52, Salt Fork 41 Class 1A Lexington Regional Final Lexington 57, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley […]
Sheriff's patrol car struck during short pursuit in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A Macon County Sheriff's Deputy was engaged in a short pursuit when their patrol car was struck by a car uninvolved in the chase. The crash happened around the intersection of W Marietta St. & N Edward St. According to Sergeant Scott. Flannery, there were...
Three missing kids from Piatt County found safe
WHITE HEATH, Ill. (WAND) -- The Piatt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating three juveniles that were reported as runaways February 24, 2024. The three individuals, Cloey Lietz (17), her son Liam Lietz (4), and Colton Lietz (15)/brother to Cloey and uncle to Liam,...
Time running out for non-profits to apply for “Places and Neighborhoods” Grant
February 25, 2024 -Time is running out to apply for the Community Foundation of Macon County’s Places & Neighborhoods fund, a new $100,000 funding opportunity that is part of the $1 million grant funding collaboration, Moving Forward, between the CFMC and Decatur Earthmover Credit Union. Minimum grants awarded per...
Mother-daughter duo, both UI alums, start online coffee business to stay connected
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — A mother-daughter team with Central Illinois ties are opening an online coffee business. They said Adegacha! Premium Coffee will offer dark roast coffee beans as well as decaf. Aundie Owens and her mom, Rhea Morallos, both went to the University of Illinois for business. Owens stayed in Central Illinois and her […]
Could newly discovered evidence in a nearly 30-year-old murder case clear a man and his parents?
The Illinois Innocence Project claims it has evidence that will clear a man and his parents of the murder of the son’s ex-wife nearly 30 years ago.
Macon County Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 55 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Macon County Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 55 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Macon County reported a total of 55 crime cases. The majority of these cases were arrests, with a staggering count of 33, making up nearly 60% of the total crimes reported. This was followed by theft, which accounted for 7 cases, and burglary with 6 cases. Vandalism and assault were less frequent, with 4 and 3 cases respectively. The least common crime was trespassing, with only 2 incidents reported. It's alarming to note the high frequency of arrests, which indicates a significant enforcement effort by the local authorities. On a more positive note, the lower rates of serious crimes such as burglary and assault suggest that the place is relatively safe from violent crimes. However, the persistent occurrence of theft and vandalism underscores the need for continuous vigilance and preventive measures.
Savor the Flavor: 4 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Decatur
This piece presents a guide to four exceptional Mexican restaurants located in Decatur. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comment section below.
Police looking for gunman after man shot in Decatur overnight
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A shooting is under investigation in Decatur. The Decatur Police Department was called to the 1500 block of N. Monroe around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. They found a 19-year-old man with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. No suspect information is available at this time. WAND News will update this...
IL Decatur's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to decatur..
Decatur Deputy City Manager shares changes coming to city
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Decatur's population and property levels have dropped to record lows in 2020. But now, Deputy City Manager Jon Kindseth says Decatur is on the rebound. This improvement is due to several new industrial developments. "The city was doing about a hundred million dollars a year...
UPDATE: Decatur runaway teen found
UPDATE: Decatur Police said they have located Ashlynn and she is safe and sound. DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenager. Ashlynn Splivalo, 15, is missing. She is reported to have ran away on Sunday around 4 a.m., and was last seen wearing […]
Decatur, Springfield to get 25 paratransit vehicles
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Central Illinois is set to get 25 more paratransit vehicles, thanks to a state grant. State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) announced in a news release three transportation agencies from Springfield are getting new paratransit vehicles. The Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc., Sangamon County and Springfield Mass Transit District are set […]
Woman seriously hurt in Decatur after car vs. semi crash
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman was airlifted from the scene in Decatur after her car collided with a semi on Wednesday afternoon. Decatur Police Officers responded to the intersection of Brush College Road and Commercial Crossing at 3:12 p.m. An investigation suggested that a car was traveling south on Commercial Crossing at Brush College […]
Pet on the Set | Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County
This week’s Pet on the Set is Betty White from the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County. Lisa Lambert say’s she’s a great pet and just recently had a procedure done. A very sweet girl who loves people. On February 24th the Humane Society of Decatur...
Macon County Clerk’s Office Looking for Election Judges
February 22, 2024 – The Macon County Clerk’s Office needs Election Judges for the upcoming March 19, 2024 General Primary. Macon County Clerk Josh Tanner said that judges must be assigned by Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Election Judges are paid by the County for the day’s work. Generally, that amount totals around $150. In order to qualify.
Michael Hendricks, former Mt. Zion Police Chief, dies at 72
MT. ZION, Ill. (WCIA) — The Mt. Zion Police Department is mourning the passing of their former chief, Michael Hendricks. Hendricks, a 26-year veteran of the department, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 72. His family said in an obituary that he was surrounded by friends and family when he died. “Our deepest […]
Lawsuit filed on behalf of woman who was attacked in Forsyth group home
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A lawsuit has been filed by the guardian of one of three women attacked in a Forsyth group home in January of 2022. Susie Lauderdale, 56, was attacked by her roommate Carson H. Hagood 42, on Jan. 26, 2022. Hagood is accused of attacking three women at the Hickory Point Terrace facility, all aged between 47-58.
Photo gallery: GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestling at IESA Class A Monticello Regional
The Falcons ended in a first-place tie with LeRoy for team points as eight individual wrestlers earned regional titles and three more earned top-three finishes to advance to the sectional round. Here are some sights ...