Archives for November 2016

“Santa Shuffle” at the DISC

The Santa Shuffle – a non-competitive fun run for ages 2 to 10, will be held this Sun. afternoon beginning at 3:30 on the indoor track at the DISC. Santa will be there for photos and to cheer on the runners.

New Water Treatment Facility in Monticello

Monticello officials are hoping to break ground on a new water treatment facility next spring. A grant is available for the $13 project and the city has an acceptable bid.

Decatur BOE Special Open Work Session Today

The Decatur BOE holds a Special Open Work Session this afternoon at 3 in the 3rd Floor Conference Room in the Keil Administration Building. Members will go over plans for the Superintendent Search.

Cookie Party at MU

Millikin University’s 83rd annual Cookie Party will be held for members of the school’s community next Wed. afternoon, Dec. 7. The party celebrates the holidays and just might give students a ‘boost’ before final exams.

Lawyers Want Aaron Schock’s Trial Moved

Lawyers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock want his corruption case moved from Springfield to Peoria. They say the case has no connection to Springfield.

Exelon’s Closure will Mean Higher Electric Bills

A new study confirms that consumers will pay more in electric bills with the slated closure of the Exelon nuclear power plant in Clinton. The new study was commissioned by consumers – not the power companies.

Unfilled Positions, but No Layoffs at MCSO

Four employees at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office will not be layed off. Retirements and staff departures have eliminated the need for lay-offs, at least for the time being. There will be some unfilled positions in the new year.

Dove’s “Coats for Kids” Drive ends Tomorrow

Dove’s 25th annual ‘Coats for Kids’ drive runs through tomorrow. Dove is collecting gently used and new coats of all sizes for families in need. For a list of drop-off locations, go to

That’s a Lot of Candles!

She says she doesn’t know the secret to life, but she must know something. – she’s been around for more than a century. Gladys Martin, of Decatur, just celebrated her 105th birthday.

Lincoln/Logan C of C is Moving

The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new location on N. Kickapoo in Lincoln. Their offices on 5th St. will be closed today and tomorrow, and will reopen Thurs. at their new location.