Scovill Zoo, Children's Museum to host Critter Egg Hunt


Scovill Zoo, in conjunction with the Children’s Museum of Central Illinois, will be hosting their annual Critter Egg Hunt on Saturday afternoon...

Macomb community rates high on 'creative class index'


The director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Chris Merrett, says the hometown of Western Illinois University – where his institute is based – rates highly on the “creative class index'...

State cites increase in mumps


Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois...

Lawmakers hope for the best; plan for the worst as pension reform heads to court


A state lawmaker is looking at Plan B, in case the pension restructuring enacted last year is struck down in court...

ISP warns about heavy farm equipment on roadways during planting season


Planting season for farmers has arrived and that means you may encounter slow moving vehicles such as semi-trucks and tractors on roadways...

Funding proposal for Obama Library passes House Committee


A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama’s presidential library focused not on whether it’s worth the investment, but where in Chicago it should be built...

Changes made to medicinal marijuana bill


Controversial language has been removed from proposed Illinois medical marijuana rules that would bar legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients...

Unemployment drops to lowest level since 2009


State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. That's its lowest level since 2009...

DPS 61 Library Receives Grant


DECATUR  If your child attends Decatur Public Schools thanks to a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White graphic novels may be more accessible.   DPS 61 received "Another Back to Book Grant" in the amount o

Park District tentative budget to be made public Thursday


The Decatur Park Distrtict is putting their budget up for public viewing...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

Closings, Early Dismissals and Cancellations


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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home....
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300....
Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?...
APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking....
In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates
BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other....
 
 

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