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20-year-old hurt in Decatur shooting: Police
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A 20-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in Decatur Thursday afternoon. Decatur Police officials said the shooting happened just after 12:30 p.m. in the area of Edwards and Division Streets. Responding officers found the victim there with gunshot wounds to the chest and left leg. The […]
DPD confirms one person shot Thursday afternoon
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — The Decatur Police Department confirmed that one person was shot around the 1600 block of North Edwards Street. Police arrived to the area around 12:33 p.m. on Thursday. They reported that one person was shot but did not have the current condition of that person.
'U-Haul bandit' pleads not guilty in court
DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) — A woman dubbed "The U-Haul Bandit" pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday. According to police, Lindy J. Miller would go around different central Illinois businesses steal from them, and store the items in the U-Haul. On Nov. 17, The Taylorville Police Department was in...
Possession of Decatur’s Powers Mansion hangs in the balance after court order
DECATUR. Ill. (WCIA) — The former owners of Decatur’s Powers Mansion still haven’t left the home after a judge ordered them out in a Tuesday court hearing. At the hearing, the judge gave Norma Fick legal authority to change the locks and remove all of the current occupants’ belongings. “If and when my client wants […]
Experience the Charm and Tranquility of Hammond, Piatt County
Welcome to Hammond, a charming town located in Piatt County, Illinois. With a population of 531, Hammond offers residents a suburban rural mix feel, making it an ideal place to call home. Whether you're a family looking for a peaceful community or a retiree seeking tranquility, Hammond has something to offer for everyone.
Discovering Blue Ridge Township: A Hidden Gem in Piatt County
Welcome to Blue Ridge Township, a charming neighborhood located in Piatt County, Illinois. With a population of 1,226, Blue Ridge Township offers residents a rural feel and a close-knit community. This essay will provide an overview of various aspects of the neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current resident reviews. Let's dive in and explore what makes Blue Ridge Township a unique and desirable place to live.
Family of Decatur woman killed by speeding trooper gets $2 million settlement
A grieving family is receiving money from the State of Illinois after a seven-year court case.
One year, four accidents at Archer Daniels Midland’s Decatur, Ill. headquarters; company fined over $400,000 in past 10 years
An explosion in September at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) plant in Decatur, Illinois injured eight workers, but federal work safety data shows it was only the latest in series of safety incidents and issues over the past 10 years. The September explosion is the fourth incident this year at...
The Brown Bag: The not-so-hidden gem of Monticello
Operating since the 1970s and a favorite of mine since about 1998, the Brown Bag is a hole-in-the-wall deli one wouldn’t expect to find in Piatt County, Illinois. As a product of Piatt County, I was excited when my editor was interested in a review of the Brown Bag. Growing up, I lived outside of Monticello and spent a solid amount of time inside the deli. I have memories of eating there with many of my family members (my mom’s favorite is the veggie), friends, coworkers, and even by myself when I needed a pick-me-up. As an adult who now lives in Champaign, I make it a point to go anytime I’m in Monticello or after a trip to Allerton Park.
‘This is like Santa’s workshop’: Decatur organization prepares for gift drive
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — While Santa is hard at work in the North Pole, folks at DOVE, Inc. in Decatur are preparing for their own toy giveaway. Next Monday’s Christmas Care and Share Basket Drive will give registered families a place to get free gifts to place under the tree this year. This week, volunteers […]
Unveiling the Charm of Cisco: A Detailed Overview of Piatt County's Rural Haven
Welcome to Cisco, a charming town located in Piatt County, Illinois. With a population of 293, Cisco offers residents a rural feel and a close-knit community. This essay will provide an overview of various aspects of the neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current resident reviews. Let's dive in and explore the unique features of Cisco!
Fleet Feet Decatur to host run featuring 175 Santas with “Santa Shuffle” on Dec 9th
December 7, 2023 – Fleet Feet Decatur is holding their 2nd Santa Shuffle and they are hoping for an even bigger turnout. The Santa Shuffle is a fun run/walk (1 and 3 miles) in downtown Decatur…in Santa Costumes…and will be held December 9th at 3:30 pm. The...
Why LaPlace in Piatt County is Your Next Ideal Home
Welcome to LaPlace, a charming town nestled in Piatt County, Illinois. With a population of 199, LaPlace offers residents a suburban rural mix feel, providing a peaceful and close-knit community. In this essay, we will explore various aspects of the LaPlace neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current residents' reviews. Let's dive in and discover what makes LaPlace such a special place to live.
These decatur, IL based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of decatur..
East Dubuque Man Charged With Murder Has Arraignment Today
An East Dubuque man who is charged in the shooting death of a Monticello man outside the Fareway grocery store in Monticello last month is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges today. An arraignment hearing for 38-year old Nathan Russell is set for today in Jones County District...
UPDATE: East Dubuque Man Charged With Murder Pleads Not Guilty
An East Dubuque man who is charged in the shooting death of a Monticello man outside the Fareway grocery store in Monticello last month has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges he faces. At an arraignment hearing this (Monday) morning in Jones County District Court, 38-year old...
Registration now open for Night to Shine
December 7, 2023 – GT Church and First Christian Church, in partnership with Macon Resources and the Tim Tebow Foundation have opened registration for Night to Shine 2024. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older, hosted by local churches in all 50 states and across the globe all on one night.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.79 in Decatur as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Illinois quick hits: State to pay $2.6 million in wrongful death lawsuit
State to pay $2.6 million in wrongful death lawsuit After a seven-year court case, the State of Illinois will settle a case in which a police vehicle crashed into a Decatur woman’s car and killed her. The young daughters of Kelly Wilson will split nearly $2.6 million after their lawyers originally asked for $10 million. In 2016, Illinois State Trooper Jeffrey Denning was speeding to a possible crime scene in Macon County when he slammed into Wilson’s car. In 2021, Denning pleaded guilty to reckless...
Macon County Health Department Hiring Administrative Support: Local Job Opportunity with Benefits
The Macon County Health Department is hiring an Administrative Clerical Support. The role requires a High School Diploma or GED and two years of office experience, preferably in healthcare. The candidate should have strong communication, organizational, and basic computer skills. They should also be comfortable working with diverse community groups.