Decatur Girl Scouts Make Ornaments for White House

The Girl Scouts of Troop 3200 in Decatur handcrafted ornaments that are now on display in Washington DC. The decorations are on the Illinois Christmas tree in President’s Park at the White House.

Proposed Natural Gas Processing Plant in Taylorville

EmberClear wants to acquire the former Tenaska property northeast of Taylorville. It would be used for a proposed natural gas processing plant that would create 30 to 40 full-time jobs.

Charleston Woman Arrested for Stabbing Her Husband

Charleston Police arrested Jeri Krabel, 39, after she allegedly stabbed her husband, Shannon Krabel, 44, in his leg during a fight at their home on 9th St. She’s now in the Coles County Detention Center.

Blood Drive Friday on East Condit St. in Decatur

The Macon County Bloodmobile will be at 1221 East Condit St. in Decatur for a blood drive this Fri. 8:30 to 1. Eat before you donate and be sure to bring a photo ID.

Part of Wyckles Rd. Closed Today

County Hwy. 41, Wyckles Rd. in Decatur, will be closed again today just north of North Pershing Rd. to Park Rd. The road will be closed until around 6 this afternoon.

Macon County Board Meets Tomorrow

The Macon County Board meets tomorrow at 6 in the County Office Building on South Main St. in Decatur. A brief public hearing will be held at 5:45 regarding a bond issue for Millikin University.

Decatur Man Arrested for Series of Thefts

Decatur Police arrested Jamey Hall, 33, in connection with a series of thefts dating back to last year. One of those crimes happened at Forsyth’s Hickory Point Mall this past Sept.

Presents for Dennis Lab School Students

An Angel Tree at the Dennis Lab School in Decatur will ensure 120 students have a happy holiday. All the presents have been wrapped and are ready for the big day.

Logan County Clerk Not Running for Re-election

Logan County Clerk, Sally Turner, is not running for re-election. Turner, the longest serving woman in an elected official capacity in Logan County’s history, will retire at the end of her term next year.

Christmas Tree Stolen From Front Yard

Chamaign County Deputies are investigating the theft of an eight foot, live, fully decorated Christmas tree from the front lawn of a home in Champaign. The tree was chopped down – just the stump remained.