Scovill Zoo Open at Hickory Point

The Scovill Zoo Open will be held Fri. May 19 at Hickory Point Golf Course. Enjoy a great day of golf, a buffet lunch, prizes, music, and a big afternoon wrap-up party.

Part of W. Division St. Closed Through this Afternoon

The 200 block of West Division St. in Decatur, between North Church and North Union Sts, remains closed to through traffic through this afternoon around 3. Crews are repairing water service.

Woman Facing Charges of Voter Fraud

Macon County Deputies arrested Michelle Mayers, 31, for voter fraud. Records from the Macon County Clerk’s Office show she voted twice in the 2016 General Election – in Effingham County in Oct, and in Macon County in Nov.

Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition at Rotary Park

The Decatur Park District’s MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run competion for boys and girls 7 to 14, will be held May 6 at Rotary Park. Team Championships will be held later at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals game.

A Section of S. 19th St. Closed Through Today

The 500 block of South 19th St. in Decatur, remains closed through this afternoon around 5. Crews are repairing sewer service.

Macon County Sheriff Won’t Run for Re-election

Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider says he will not run for re-election next spring. He says he wants to start a new chapter in life with his wife. Schneider will serve the rest of his term.

Decatur Man Arrested for Indecent Solicitation of a Child

Decatur Police arrested Duane Stukins, of Decatur, for indecent solicitation of a child. He thought he was talking online with a 15 year old male. He wasn’t. He was conversing with a juvenile detective.

‘Corks and Forks’ Fundraiser this Afternoon

Corks and Forks, the annual fundraiser for the Decatur Area Arts Council, is today at 6:30 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. Sample foods from 30 local restaurants and 20 wine and beer vendors.

Decatur Fire Station Remains Closed

Decatur fire station 4 on N. 22 St. remains closed through May 11 as part of the city’s commitment to update local fire stations. The crew moves over to fire station 2 on E. William St.

Expansion Okayed for Kirby Medical Center

Monticello City Council has approved a $12.5 million expansion at Kirby Medical Center. Groundbreaking is expected this Oct. with a completion date of Feb. 2019.