Archives for January 2017

Shelby County Relay for Life Fundraiser

A “Harry Potter Trivia Night” fundraiser for Shelby County’s Relay for Life will be held at the Lions Club in Forest Park March 17. Doors open at 6 – trivia begins that night at 7.

Best and Worst Cities for Football Fans has compiled a list of the best and worst cities for football fans. Green Bay is the best, Davidson, NC, the worst. Chicago is #32, DeKalb 43, Normal 80, Champaign #104, and Carbondale 155.

Part of E. Cantrell St. Closed Through Friday

East Cantrell St. in Decatur, between South Lake Ridge Dr. and South 44th St, remains closed through this Fri. afternoon around 5. Crews are connecting water service.

MU President Responds to President Trump’s Travel Ban

In response to President Trump’s recent immigration ban, Millilkin University President, Patrick White, said the college welcomes students from around the world regardless of religion, race, creed, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or national origin.

Rotten Easter Egg Hunt at Scovill Golf Course

The Decatur Park District’s Rotten Easter Egg Hunt for adults-only will be held at Scovill Golf Course April 7. Enjoy music, pizza, adult beverages, and an outdoor hunt with thousands of eggs worth cash prizes, gift cards, and more!

NWS Needs Volunteers in DeWitt and Christian Counties

The National Weather Service in Lincoln needs volunteer weather observers in DeWitt and Christian Counties. Data collected will be used for weather forecasts and warnings.

Decatur Bridge Weight Restriction

The bridge on Kruse Rd. in Decatur, between Spitler Park Rd. and Camp Warren Rd, is down to one lane and has a weight restriction of 8 tons. Only cars and light pick-ups are allowed to cross the bridge.

MU Chair gets New Appointment

Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Millikin University, Dr. Dan Monroe, has been appointed chair of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council. His term runs through 2019.

A Section of Home Park Ave. Closed through Friday

The 2100 block of Home Park Ave. in Decatur will be closed this morning through this Fri. afternoon around 4. Crews are restoring pavement.

MCSO – Dumping is Illegal

Following a recent illegal dumping arrest, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that dumping is illegal, and carries fines up to $1,500 per violation, or higher, depending on what’s dumped.