Serial burglar sentenced to 18 years in prison


A 33 year-old Decatur man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a string of burglaries this past spring....

IDNR unveils revised set of rules for 'fracking'


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today delivered revised rules to implement the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act...

City eyes mid September for dredging to begin


City officials say the dredging project at Lake Decatur is moving along on schedule, and the start of the actual dredging process is right around the corner..

Illinois to begin allowing temporary vehicle registration vouchers


If you're one of those poeple who wait until the last minute to renew your vehicle registration, the State of Illinois wants to help you out...

State Police using 'real life' examples to promote sober driving this weekend


It’s another holiday weekend, and another special DUI enforcement period for police in Illinois...

Decatur's oldest manufacturing plant, Union Iron, announces $11 million expansio


Decatur’s oldest manufacturer is doing its part to increase job opportunities in a county desperate for them...

Man being held in Macon County jail on $5 million bond for murder of 53 year-old


A 64 year-old Decatur man has been arrested and charged with 1st degree murder after police say he ran over a woman with his SUV in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 23rd...

Board members, local lawmakers, & citizens discuss Allerton Park master plan


The group in charge of Allerton Park wants to give one of central Illinois’ largest community spaces a face lift...

Walk raises $90,000 for Wounded Warrior Project


The Wounded Warrior Walk, now in its third year, is sending a check of nearly $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project...

MacArthur renovations on track for January student move-in/School Board approves


The latest report on MacArthur high School’s renovation project shows that the school is on track for substantial completion in November, which will allow students to begin classes there as scheduled in the spring semester...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

Closings, Early Dismissals and Cancellations


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Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago....
Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader....
Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub....
Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said....
Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine....
 
 

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