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Man gets 12 years for attack that left baby in medically induced coma

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a child after he repeatedly hit a baby in the head, placing the child in a medically induced coma. Christopher Pulliam was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence before he could be eligible for release. As part of the plea deal, two other charges were dropped.
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Rooster statue stolen from Krekels in Decatur found

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Krekels Dairy Maid said their beloved rooster statue is located, according to the restaurant. The restaurant asked for the public's help after a rooster statue was stolen just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Video shows two men driving up in a black Honda Accord and taking...
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Stolen rooster statue returned

(UPDATE) Officials said “Mr. Cluckers” was found. “We want to thank all of the community that helped us [locate] and bring him home,” they said in a Facebook post. “We are so grateful to all of the amazing people out there. DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Krekels Dairy Maid is looking for a rooster stolen from […]
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Mr. Kluckers, Krekel's Dairy Maid mascot, back home

DECATUR — Mr. Kluckers has made it safely home. Krekel's Dairy Maid on U.S. 36 recovered the human-sized metal rooster Tuesday afternoon after he was stolen earlier in the day. The restaurant posted information on its Facebook page about the theft and images of two men as they escaped...
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DPS Board of Education President announces resignation

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Decatur Public Schools Board of Education President Dan Oakes announces he will be stepping down from his position on the Board, after serving seven terms in office. School Board officials say President Oakes informed the Board at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting that the next...
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Mary Arlene Lilly Lewis, 96

Mary Arlene Lilly Lewis, 96, of Beecher City, IL passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, in Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in Spring Hill Cemetery, in rural Beecher City, with Ron Taylor officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Spring Hill Cemetery Fund and mailed to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City is assisting the family.
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17-year-old shot and killed in Decatur identified

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Decatur Monday night has been identified. Damarion W. Wright of Decatur died after being shot in the 1200 block of E. Sedgwick Ave. around 6:50 p.m. Wright was rushed to the hospital after the shooting but did...
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Decatur plans to issue new ambulance licenses

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) — Decatur is nearing a decision on what companies will receive a license to operate ambulances in Decatur. The plan is that the new emergency medical services (EMS) provider would also serve the greater Macon County still. There are four interested EMS providers: RuralMed EMS, Lakeside...
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Peaches Aplenty at Okaw Valley Orchard

If you are searching for a peach orchard in the heart of Illinois (that happens to have apples, too), visit Okaw Valley Orchard near Sullivan. Okaw Valley Orchard makes a great day trip for families looking for a delightful late summer or fall day. When it comes to apples, we...
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MacArthur boys basketball a team finding its chemistry with transfer guards MJ Murphy and Stevie Tatum

DECATUR — Once competitors on the court, two former Herald & Review Players of the Year, Terise Bryson (1996-97) and Marlin Murphy (1997-98) are collaborating in the gym. Bryson, a Stephen Decatur graduate and the MacArthur boys basketball coach, began coaching as an assistant at MacArthur in 2014 and became head coach in 2021. In his second season, the team set a program record for wins in a season and advanced to the Class 3A sectional finals last season.
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DPS Board of Education President Stepping Down, Moving to Florida

August 9, 2022 – Decatur Public Schools Board of Education President Dan Oakes is stepping down from his position on the Board, after serving seven terms in office. President Oakes informed the Board at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting that the next meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, will be his last. President Oakes is relocating to Florida, a move that’s been in the works for more than a year now.
DECATUR, IL

Decatur Board of Education president retiring

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Public Schools Board of Education announced on Tuesday that its president is stepping down from the role and retiring later this month. Dan Oakes was first elected to the Board in 1991 and has served continuously since 1998. During that time, Oakes played an instrumental role in many collective […]
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Man who left baby in coma sentenced to 12 years

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Decatur man who injured a baby, leaving him in a medically induced coma, was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars. 35-year-old Christopher Pulliam pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery to a child. He was sentenced to 12 years. Decatur Police...
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Community group offers new program as teen deaths rise in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WCCU) — A second teen is dead in the last two weeks after being shot and killed Monday on the 1200 block of East Sedgwick Avenue in Decatur. Last week, a 14 year girl was killed in an early morning shooting. Resident Clinton Dye is frustrated that...
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New Dennis School off the table for now; American Dreamer may get new building instead

DECATUR — Immediate plans to construct a new Dennis School are now on hold, giving way to the prospect of a new American Dreamer STEM Academy . “We're out of options for the west end,” said board Vice President Andrew Taylor said during a meeting Monday of the Decatur Public Schools' Finance Committee. “There's no magical parcel we can use. But I'm not willing to give up on a new Dennis School. It won't work for this opportunity.”
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County Highway 41 to close for repairs

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) — Starting Wednesday, County Highway 41 will be closed for concrete repair. The road will be closed between Park Road and Route 121. The road will reopen on Friday, Aug. 12.
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