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Local nursing homes fined by state

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Several central Illinois nursing homes are being fined by the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health released its 2022 second quarterly report. Showing nursing homes violating the nursing home care act. Here’s a list of nursing homes in Central Illinois who are being fined for a Type A violation. This […]
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Two Story Outhouse Festival 2022

Two Story Outhouse Festival in the village of Gays Saturday August 13. Parade route will start at Vine and head East to Elm Street rounding the curve and ending at North 1st and Oak Street. Small Engine Parade. Bicycles. Motorcyle. ATV Side by Side, 4 wheeler. golf cars. Riding Lawn...
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Decatur bridges to undergo routine inspections

DECATUR, Ill., (WCIA) — The Macon County Highway Department is preparing to inspect several roads in Decatur.  Starting next week, crews will assess Wyckles Road between Cantrell and Rock Springs Road, Lost Bridge Road over Lake Decatur and Lincoln Memorial Parkway between Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and County Highway 28.  Bruce Bird, Macon County […]

Finding treasure at the Sunk’n Trunk

MT. ZION, Ill. (WCIA) – The Sunk’n Trunk opened about a month ago, but looking around the store, it’s already full of antiques and collectors items. Which is why the family wanted to start the store. “We’ve been collecting for a lot of years, and we’ve always wanted to open our own family business and […]

Man charged in connection to burglary

SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Shelby County state’s attorney said a Decatur man was arrested and charged in connection to a burglary. In a news release, State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke said Jeffrey Pettyjohn was charged regarding a burglary at 32 Below. She said that Pettyjohn is accused of going into the building on April […]

KANSAS concert with Blue Oyster Cult at the Devon canceled

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - This weekend's KANSAS concert with guests Blue Oyster Cult at the Devon this Friday has been canceled. Multiple members of the band KANSAS and its touring organization have tested positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms. There is a plan to reschedule the show. More details...

$22.7 Million Announced in Federal Transit Grants for Decatur, Springfield

August 10, 2022 – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced that Decatur and Springfield have received a combined $22.7M in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funding comes through the Low-No Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. The Decatur Public Transit System will receive $16,840,000 and the Sangamon Mass Transit District will receive $5,927,788.

Run United 5k and Oakwood Block Party Coming August 20

August 10, 2022 – Save the date for the Run United 5k and Oakwood Block Party on Saturday, August 20 starting at 5:00 p.m. This fun, point-to-point 5k course starts in Fairview Park and finishes in the heart of the Oakwood Block Party. This event is a fundraiser for...

Man sentenced to 44 years in prison for child sexual abuse

DECATUR Ill. (WAND) — A 29-year-old Decatur man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child was sentenced to 44 years in prison on Wednesday. Police arrested Jesus Z. Domini last August after he was accused of showing adult pornography to a child and sexually abusing her about 50 times over an eight month period.
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Decatur Man Sentenced To Prison For Injuring Child

A Decatur man is receiving a 12 year prison sentence for seriously injuring a baby. Christopher Pulliam was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated battery to a child. Pulliam was arrested last December after security camera video showed him hitting the infant in the head on multiple occasions.
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Ripple Motor Show returns to Mount Zion for second year

DECATUR — Now is the opportunity to show off your wheels. The Ripple Motor Show will be open for the public to view vehicles of all kinds from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mount Zion Parkway. Admission is free. Registration for participants will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a cost of $20.

Volleyball Adds Match at Eastern Illinois to Non-Conference Schedule

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois volleyball announced that it has added a match at Eastern Illinois on September 14 to complete its non-conference slate. The Illini will travel to Charleston, Ill., to take on the Panthers for the first time since 2005 and play their first match at Lantz Arena since 1995.

LISTEN: Park District’s Clay Gerhard on Byers & Co

August 8, 2022 – Clay Gerhard of the Decatur Park District joined Byers & Co to talk about the weekend Devon shows, a birthday party for the tortoise at Scovill, an evening zoo event, and Trees on the Tees. Listen to the podcast now!

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...