Archives for December 2013

What to do if You Have the Flu

Sangamon County Public Health Director Jim Stone says, if you have the flu, stay home from work. He also stresses it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thurs. from noon to 6 at their building on N. Main St. in Decatur. And on Sat. morning from 7:15 to 11 at First United Methodist Church on W. North St. in Decatur.

UI Building gets Green Building Designation

A newly renovated, century-old building on the UI campus has earned the nation’s highest green building designation. Historic Lincoln Hall received leadership in energy and environmental design.

Put Your Discarded Christmas Tree to Good Use

Discarded Christmas trees will be placed into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries. Through Jan. 31, trees will be collected in Shelbyville at Johnstown Mall, and in Sullivan at the sewage treatment plant.

Hickory Point Mall Busy With Returns

One in three consumers will return a gift this holiday season – the crowds at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth confirm that. Officials say $3.4 billion will be lost nationally to return fraud this year.

Man Sentenced for Aggravated DUI

A Coles County Judge sentenced Devin Daily for a DUI crash in Matoon that killed a woman back in 2011. Daily received 14 years for stealing a truck and 24 years for the Aggravated DUI offense.

Taylorville to Hire Two Police Officers

Taylorville, in Christian County, has a couple of vacancies and will hire two new police officers. The city will also hire a heavy equipment operator.

Macon County Sheriffs Learn New Law

With the new concealed carry law, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department will train deputies about where you can carry, where you can’t, and what to ask for at traffic stops.

13 Year Old Illinois Boy Heading to US Firgure Skating Championships

A 13-year-old Illinois boy is heading to the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston in Jan. Alex Wellman, of Bloomington, won the U.S. Figure Skating sectionals in Michigan with a perfect score.

Decatur Police Still Searching for Shooter

Decatur police are still looking for whoever shot Leon Butler, 24, in the ear. It happened at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and East Leafland Ave. Butler will be ok.