ISP Youth Camp in Springfield this Summer

The 45th Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp will be held held at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield June 25 through the 30. The American Legion is accepting applications until May 26.

Illinois’ Home Prices Up – Home Sales Down

Median home prices in Illinois were up in Feb. – home sales were slightly down. Home prices rose 6.3% throughout the state, home sales went down 2.8 compared to Feb. last year.

Part of W. Macon St. Closed to ‘Thru’ Traffic

The 1900 block of West Macon St. in Decatur, at Linden Ave, remains closed to “through” traffic through this afternoon around 3. Crews are repairing a water valve.

Man Hides Pot After Car Crash

Immediately after a crash at US Rte. 36 and West Eldorado, Akaninyene Okoh, 36, ran into a CVS and hid 3 bags of marijuana. Decatur Police found the pot – they also found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his car.

Spectacular Summer Day Camp at the DISC

The Decatur Park District’s Spectacular Summer Day Camp for ages K through 5 will be held May 24 to Aug. 15 at the DISC. Activities include all sorts of sports, field trips, and climbing the rock wall. Register at the DISC.

Legislation Inroduced in Springfield to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation to legalize marijuana in limited amounts has been introduced in Springfield. Proponents say taxes would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars per year to the state.

A Section of View St. Closed to ‘Thru’ Traffic

The 1000 block of View St. in Decatur, between Oakland Ave. and Dunham St, remains closed to “through” traffic through this coming Mon. afternoon around 3. Crews are repairing a water valve.

Location Change for Decatur BOE Meeting

The Decatur BOE meets in Open Session next Tues. at 6:30. The location of the meeting has been changed – it’ll be held in the Cafeteria at MacArthur High School.

Penguin in the Park this Sat. Morning

The 12th Annual Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk is this Sat. morning at 9 at Decatur’s Fairview Park. You can run reallyreallyfast, or…take your time and enjoy the course.

County Hwy. 18 Closed for Bridge Repair Next Month

County Hwy. 18, School Rd, in Decatur will be closed for bridge repair between Cemetery Rd. and Friends Creek Rd, starting April 3 all the way through April 24.