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The latest building permits for Macon County

2550 E. Brooks Drive, $11,385, owner is Larry Cox and Rhoda Parsons. contractor is Tom Skelley Roofing, Inc, roofing. 2592 Burgener Drive, $10,000, owner is Dan Boomer, contractor is Promax Construction, replace roof, repair tree damage. 730 Country Manor Drive, $12,100, owner is Lorraine Markillie, contractor is D&R Roofing, Inc.,...
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Man charged in East Center Street murder

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — On 06-05-22 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Decatur Police responded to 333 E. Center, in reference to shots being fired and multiple persons being shot. Upon arrival a victim, Sadarius D. Givens(20) was pronounced dead. During the course of the investigation and while working with the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office probable cause to arrest Kaderius D. Wright-Jarrett(18) was established. Charges were brought against Wright-Jarret, through the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office, with three(3) counts of First degree Murder being filed.
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Statement on Decatur’s Solution for New Ambulance Services

June 29, 2022 – The process is underway for securing new, high-quality ambulance services for the City of Decatur. Leaders from the City, both local hospitals, and other local medical providers met Tuesday to move forward with a coordinated plan for securing new ambulance services. The group has finalized an “invitation to submit proposals” for ambulance services, and will begin having discussions with regional private ambulance companies to see what is available for our community.
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Decatur Ambulance service dissolves

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Ambulance service is dissolving, but a new provider will take its place stated Ryan Huffer, Communications Director for City of Decatur. Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton wrote a statement regarding the Decatur Ambulance service dissolving. “The City of Decatur learned from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital more than a week […]
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LETTER: Robes excellent candidate for judge

With the retirement of Judge Little, the voters in Macon County have a choice of electing a new Circuit Judge. To be clear, I do not know Shane Mendenhall either personally or professionally. In talking to other attorneys, I was informed that he has little trial experience. I have met Rodney Forbes several times and know from three judges and numerous attorneys he is very highly regarded.
MACON COUNTY, IL
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DECATUR, IL
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LETTER: Past bipartisan effort a map to future

Your recent story on the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center’s 16th anniversary sparks memories of two governments cooperating and the leadership of former officials whose foresight replaced the former shelter, a public disgrace, with the current modern, efficient facility. By the early 2000s, the old facility on...
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Day care worker pleads not guilty in death of 7-week-old girl

FORSYTH, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Macon County day care worker accused of causing the death of a 7-week-old girl in her care has pleaded not guilty. Taylor Burris pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of endangering the life and health of a child, aggravated battery to a child resulting in death, and involuntary manslaughter.
FORSYTH, IL
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Household Paint, Stain and Varnish Collection Event

June 29, 2022 – Household-generated latex-paint, oil-based paint, stains, and varnishes in their original containers with legible labels may be dropped-off for proper disposal by residents with a confirmed appointment at the Macon County Environmental Recycling Center. Registration is required for attendance. Click here to go to the registration...
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Workforce Investment Solutions announces grant for occupational training

June 29, 2022- Workforce Investment Solutions received a grant for Job Training Economic Development, better know as JTED. The two-year grant is for $575,000 dollars. The JTED grant will work on three occupational industries, including hospitality, CDL, and certified logistics technician. The grant will have a specific focus on working with customers who are unemployed, underemployed , underrepresented, and of low income.
MACON COUNTY, IL
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Voter turnout lower than 2018 primary election

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (WCCU) — Tuesday's primary election saw voter turnout at less than 30% in Champaign, Macon, Vermilion and Sangamon counties. Despite the large amount of money many candidates put into campaigns this year, the number of people who made it to the polls was lower than anticipated. Champaign...
CHAMPAIGN, IL