Archives for November 2014

New Exhibit at Abraham Lincoln Library

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln library in Springfield lets visitors see the Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment in one room. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 2016.

What’s Open and What’s Closed Today

The Decatur Park District administrative office and the Poage Arts and Rec Center are closed today. Scovill Golf Course and the Decatur Indoor Sports Center will be open today.

Christian County Sheriffs Make Arrests

Christian County Sheriffs have been busy – Michael Smothers, 34, of Taylorville, was arrested on a warrant on an original charge of theft between $500 and $10,000. Brandon Emery, 24, and Jeremy Emery, 21, both of Taylorville, were arrested on a charge of retail theft.

Shelby County Board Members to be Sworn In Monday

Newly elected Shelby County Board Members will be sworn in Mon. in the County Court House, followed by County Officials. At a meeting of the board at 9, the County Board Chairman will be elected.

Decatur’s Senior Center’s Christmas Open House

The Senior Center on North 22 St. in Decatur will hold a Christmas Open House at its Thrift Shop Dec. 5 from 9 to 3. There’ll be refreshments and specials all day. The Thrift Shop is open 9 to 3 Mon. thru Fri.

Rantoul Man Gets 4 years in Prison

A Rantoul man who admitted having cannabis while on parole for another cannabis conviction has been sentenced to four years in prison. Oscar Perez, 49, was arrested as part of a police compliance check.

Ameren Updating Electric and Gas Meters in Shelby County

Beginning Mon, Ameren Illinois will be upgrading electric and gas meters in Shelby County during regular business hours. Installers will have Ameren ID badges and vehicles will be clearly marked.

ISP Investigating Fatal Two Car Crash in Riverton

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal two car crash on Old Rte. 36 in Riverton. The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office reports Emily Pinney, 17, died after being taken to a local hospital. Slick roads may have contributed to the wreck.

Monticello Police Chief Wants Cameras for Cruisers and Officers

Monticello Police Chief John Carter wants to install new cameras in all eight of his squad cars and equip officers with body cameras at a cost of $40,000. Monticello City Council will consider the proposal at a special meeting next Wed.

Taylorlivvle Police Investigating Hit and Run

When Taylorville Police responded to a hit and run on East Poplar St, the driver who left the scene – returned. Deana Sloper was arrested for driving with a revoked or suspended license. She was released on a notice to appear.