Lincoln Balloon Festival Aug. 25

The Lincoln Balloon Festival will be held Aug. 25 through the 27 at the Logan County Airport. This year’s festival also includes arts and crafts and home-based business shows in the downtown area.

Sewer Work on W. Decatur St.

West Decatur St, from Dennis to Summit Ave, and West Forest St. east of Summit, remains partially closed through Sept. 1. Crews are working on a sewer.

New Restaurant May be Coming to Decatur

A new restaurant could very well be coming to Decatur. The Dog Haus plans to move into the site of the old Ruby Tuesday building on route 36 East. As yet, there’s no official date for the opening.

Possible Extension of Scovill Zoo’s Express Train

The Z.O.&O Express Train at Scovill Zoo might be extended next summer. Engineers are studying route options. One would be to go along the Lake Decatur shoreline over to the Children’s Museum of Illinois.

Grant Distribution at Fairview Park

We Are One Community, a charitable giving fund of working families, will distribe $16,500 in grants to local charities in Decatur on Labor Day. The presentation is at 1pm under the large pavilion at Fairview Park.

Water Service Repair on E. Riverside Ave.

The 1200 block of East Riverside Ave. in Decatur, between South Jasper and South 16th St, remains closed to “through” traffic through this afternoon around 3. Crews are repairing water service.

MU Students Take Part in ‘Day of Action’

Over 400 Millikin University first-year students will take part in Day of Action service projects tomorrow 8 to noon. They’ll be at several locations including the Macon County Fairgrounds, Central Christian Church, and the Decatur Boys & Girls Club.

Decatur Man Facing Charges of Kidnapping and Battery

A 36-year-old Decatur man, facing charges of kidnapping and battery, will go on trial next month. Demariel Cummingham allegedly beat and kidnapped a woman he had been dating for a short time.

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Eligibility guidelines from the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for free and reduced-price lunch, breakfast, and after-school snacks for students across the state have been released. Applications are being sent home to parents.

Taylorville Schools Begin Classes Today

Taylorville kids head back to class today. Taylorville Police remind motorists to be careful out there – watch for school busses and slow down in school zones.