Archives for October 2015

Halloween Concerts at MU Today

Millikin University presents two Halloween concerts today – at 6 this afternoon and 8 this evening – in the Albert Taylor Theatre on MU’s Campus. Wear a costume – the best ones win a prize.

Monticello Denies Conditional Permit

Monticello City Council denied a Conditional Use Permit that would have allowed a local florist to operate from her home on N. Monticello St. City Building Inspector Abe Jones said there were legal issues with the request.

Exelon in Clinton – Wait a Year

Exelon Corporation is deferring a decision about the future of its Clinton nuclear plant for one year. Exelon president and CEO, Chris Crane, says the Clinton plant remains unprofitable and a lot needs to be done.

Decatur Salvation Army Helping Out

The Decatur Salvation Army will take applications for anyone needing Christmas Food and Toy Assistance this year, Nov. 2 to the 6. Drop by their office on W. Main St, 9 to noon, or 1 to 4.

Decatur’s Economy Looking Good

Decatur’s economy is on the rise. A Dunkin’ Donuts opened last month, Baskin Robbins is moving into Brentwood Village, and Convey Health held a ribbon cutting yesterday.

Monticello may Hire Professional Recruiter

Monticello City Council is considering methods to recruit a new superintendent of city services – possibly hiring a professional recruiter to find a person. Floyd Allsop, current Superintendent, is retiring effective Feb. 5.

Decatur House Fire

When Decatur crews arrived at a vacant house fire on N. Union St, smoke was rolling out the 1st floor. No one was hurt. Damage estimates are around $12,000. As yet, no cause of the fire has been determined.

Scovill’s Boo at the Zoo!

Scovill Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo! runs through Halloween with treat stations, animal encounters, and rides on the Endangered Species Carousel and Fright Night Express Train. Boo at the Zoo today and tomorrow 5:30 to 8, Halloween 3 to 6.

Champaign Man Sentenced for Theft

A Champaign County Court sentenced Brandon Crabb, 26, of Champaign, to 6 years in prison for burglary. Crabb pleaded guilty and admitted stealing an air gun from Walmart.

Last Day of Decatur’s Fall Clean-Up

Today is the final day of Decatur’s FALL CLEAN-UP. Get rid of large items – furniture, mattresses – at no charge, at Garfield Park in Decatur this afternoon from 3 to 6.