Tour De Paws

Once again, the the Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation and the Decatur Park District/Scovill Zoo will make sure Nelson Park along Lake Decatur goes to the dogs today with Tour De Paws, the cycling event that sees hundreds of participants along the lakefront for a cause.
Cyclists can choose from 25-, 43- or 61-mile rides or participate in a free route along the Nelson Park lakefront.
Preparations for the event, which begins at 6:30 a.m. and rides until 1:30 p.m., have already begun as organizers set up orange cones and arrange items for riders and nonriders.

Supplements controvesy

the controversy continues into the safety of supplements. Nutriceutical scientist and owner of Mari Mann Herbs, Mike King, says dietary supplements are not poisons.
According to a consumer report, 23,000 people a year end up in the E.R. after taking a supplement. Supplements may be easier to get than prescription drugs, but are they safe? King says yes, saying, “It’s just really rare that anyone would get sick or die from a supplement.”
Josh Kleczynski, a clinical nutritional manager at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, disagrees with King, saying the necessary nutrients can be found in food. He believes supplements should only be recommended on a case to case basis.

Shooting being investigating

The Decatur Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that happened on the city’s southeast side Thursday afternoon.
Decatur police say officers were dispatched to the area near Williams Street and 20th Street for a report of a person who had been shot. Upon arriving, officers say they found a man who had sustained at least one apparent gun shot wound.
According to the preliminary investigation into this incident, Decatur police say the shooting happened two blocks north of where the man was found, and that the shooting happened after a disagreement between two people.
Police say the victim is expected to make a recovery, and that no arrests have been made at this time. The investigation into this shooting is ongoing. If you have any information, your are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 424-8477.

Tribute to the men&women in blue

A monthly tribute for the men & women in blue …. and brown.
Decatur City Councilman Pat McDaniel wants to honor Decatur Police and Macon County Sheriff’s deputies with “Blue Mondays.”
“A segment of my campaign is called Blue Monday,” McDaniel told WAND’s Doug Wolfe. “They really need to know that there are people out there that really support them.”
McDaniel is calling on people to wear blue ribbons and blue attire on the first Monday of every month starting on August 1st. He would also like people to shine a light on their support.

Decatur’s ‘Tour De Paws’ Tomorrow Morning

The Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation hosts the annual Tour De Paws tomorrow morning at 6:30 at Nelson Park. Cyclists can ride 25, 43, or 61 miles, or take a free route along the Nelson Park lakefront.

A Body Camera for Every Officer in Champaign

Champaign City Council has approved the purchase of 125 more body cameras for the Champaign Police Department – one for each police officer. Total cost of the cameras – around $550,000.

Lake Decatur Dredging About Half Done

The dredging project in Lake Decatur is nearly half way done. Dredging is finished in the Big Creek Basin and has moved to Basin 2. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Your Chance to ‘Dunk’ Decatur City Leaders

Decatur’s National Night Out is next Tues. at Hess Park from 5 to 8. Part of the event includes a dunk tank where you can dunk some of the city’s leaders, including City Council Member Lisa Gregory.

Alley in Decatur Reopens Today

The alley between North MLK Jr. Dr. and North Mill St. in Decatur is closed this morning but will reopen this afternoon around 5. Crews are installing sanitary sewer service.

Blue Mound Woman Arrested for Cutting Her Husband’s Neck

Macon County Deputies arrested Jacqueline Archer, 24, of Blue Mound, after her husband found an inappropriate text from one of his friends on her phone and she threw a glass photo frame at him, cutting his neck.