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Watch now: Sense of normalcy creeps in as Illinois COVID rules lift

SPRINGFIELD — This past weekend felt weird. It felt, in a word, normal. Last Friday, for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the state fully reopened, dropping all capacity limits for businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks and seated venues. There was perhaps...
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Fort Daniels Conservation Area hosting upcoming Creek Walk

June 15, 2021 – Explore Big Creek at Fort Daniel Conservation Area during a Creek Walk on Sunday, June 27 at 2 pm. During this naturalist-led activity, visitors will walk in and along the creek to learn about this habitat and search for critters along the way. Wear clothes and...
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5th Annual McElroy Memorial golf outing scheduled July 16th

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The 5th annual McElroy Memorial golf outing is scheduled for Friday, July 16th at South Side Country Club. The event is in memory of the late Decatur mayor Mike "Tuna" McElroy. The event is presented by Skeff Distributing. Organizers say the event pays tribute to the late mayor who worked to improve lives in Macon County.


Decatur and Macon County coaches of all sports are working closely to achieve their respective team’s goals for their approaching seasons which is advancing to the playoffs. Getting back to normalcy is another after a year of distractions that came from COVID-19. The traditional offseason of weightlifting, conditioning workouts and...
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Long-delayed Decatur drug case results in an arrest

DECATUR — A random traffic stop on Interstate 72 near Decatur led police to the discovery of nearly 8 ounces of cocaine destined to be sold on the street, according to a sworn affidavit. The traffic stop was made back on March 17, 2019, but the arrest of the car’s...
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Decatur police met with uncooperative witnesses after shots-fired calls

DECATUR — Police dealing with multiple shots fired in two Decatur incidents late Saturday and early Sunday found themselves confronted by the same response: uncooperative witnesses. The first outburst of violence was reported around 11:55 p.m. Saturday when patrol officers called in hearing five or six gunshots in the area...
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Former Sheriff Buffett Suspends 2022 Campaign

In a statement released Saturday afternoon, former Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett has suspended his campaign in the 2022 race for sheriff due to a change in qualifications passed by the Illinois legislature. The news release is as follows:. “Illinois’s new police reform legislation, HB 3653, changes the eligibility requirements...
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Howard G. Buffett Suspends Campaign for Macon County Sheriff

June 12, 2021 – Howard G. Buffett announced through a press release that he has suspended his campaign for Macon County Sheriff. Buffett said the decision was based on Illinois’s new police reform legislation, HB 3653, and changes in the eligibility requirements for running for Sheriff. As currently written, Buffett said it is open to interpretation whether he meet those eligibility requirements.

Health department closes Macon restaurant due to cockroaches

MACON, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A local restaurant was closed by the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) after inspectors found cockroaches in the building. Whit's End 51, located at 181 N. Wall St. in Macon, was closed by the health department on Tuesday, June 8. Health officials inspected the restaurant after...

Heavy cockroach activity leads to health department closing Whit's End

MACON, Ill. (WAND) - Heavy cockroach activity and signs of rodents were discovered in an inspection of Whit's End in Macon, the Macon County Health Department said. The health department investigated the restaurant, located at 181 N. Wall St. in Macon, on Tuesday after receiving complaints in May. On May 17, health officials said a caller observed cockroaches on a counter and crawling up a kitchen wall in the building.
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Macon woman arrested for stalking man, police report

MACON — A Macon woman who refuses to leave a man alone had to be subdued and arrested by police in a confrontation outside a local bar, a sworn affidavit said. The 34-year-old woman had trailed the man to the Finish Line Bar in Macon, where she is already subject to a no trespassing order.