Public Meeting in Piatt County Regarding Allerton Park
A public meeting to obtain input on the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Piatt County will be held today at 6 at the Visitor’s Center. Park officials want to know what attributes the park should have in the future.
No Motor Fuel Tax in Macon County
Macon County will not seek to implement a local motor fuel tax. The Transportation Committee was against it from the get-go. Regular gas in Macon County is about $3.44 — the state’s average is around $3.73.
Taylorville Man Facing Several Charges
Taylorville Police arrested Joshua Westerfield, 30, after he was seen acting intoxicated with a young child. He’s facing several charges, including resisting arrest. Westerfield was taken to Christian County Correctional Center in lieu of bond.
Hunting Applications Available in Macon County
Applications for upland game hunting at Friends Creek Conservation Area are now being accepted by the Macon County Conservation District. Hunters must apply by September 27 for the one-day hunts.
Two Men Arrested in Coles County on Burglary Charges
Charleston Police arrested James Devoss, 32, and Casey Story, 35, in connection with a burglary at a storage facility. Both men are at the Coles County Safety and Detention Center pending a court appearance.
Fire at the Red Apple Restaurant in Sullivan
Crews from Sullivan, Arthur, and Mt. Zion responded to a fire at the Red Apple Family Restaurant in Sullivan. No injuries were reported, but the building is said to be “gutted” and a total loss.
Mansfield Man Arrested on Sex Charges
Piatt County Sheriffs arrested Paul Reynolds, 47, of Mansfield, on several charges including allegedly having sexual contact with two 15 year old girls. If convicted, he faces probation to 3 to 7 years in prison.
Taylorville Having a Tough Time with School Budget
Future funding for Illinois schools remains uncertain. Taylorville Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Fursteneau says, for that reason, he and the School Board are having a hard time setting up a budget.
Section of South Shores Dr. Closed Today in Decatur
The eastbound lane of South Shores Dr, between 8th Dr. and Allen Bend Dr, in Decatur will be closed from 7 this morning until around 2:30 this afternoon. Crews are replacing a culvert.