Transfer Day at Lake Land College
Lake Land students are invited to attend Transfer Day, Sept. 17 from 11 to 12:30 in the Lake Land College Field House. More than 25 colleges from all over Illinois will be there to discuss transfer options.
Decatur Will Hold a Liquor License Lottery
Four Class A or Class B alcoholic liquor licenses will be issued to qualified candidates in Decatur through a lottery. Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office and will be accepted through Sept. 18.
Decatur Police Chief Retiring
Decatur Police Chief Todd Walker, 50, is retiring Sept. 12 after 28 years with the department. He said it’s time to start a new chapter and to put his family ahead of the job.
Skeletal Remains Identified as Decatur Woman
Skeletal remains found in a shed in Rochester have been identified as those of Tracy Trimby, 43, of Decatur. She was not reported missing and had been dead for a number of years. Police have not released the cause of death.
Get Ready for the Decatur Games
The Decatur Park District’s Decatur Games, an Olympics-style tournament, runs Sept. 8 through the 18. Events include dodgeball, sand volleyball, golf, bowling and more.
Lincoln Police Arrest Man Wanted in Pekin
Lincoln Police got a tip that a man wanted in Pekin was at the Kroger on Woodlawn Rd. He was — Thomas Anthony was taken into custody. Pekin Police came to Lincoln and they now have custody of Anthony.
Sangamon County Committee Approves Settlement
A Sangamon County committee has approved a $2.6 million settlement offer to the family of Paul Carlock, of Springfield. He died in a hospital after a struggle with guards at the county jail in 2007. The full county board has to approve the settlement.
Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival Parade Returns
The Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival Parade returns Fri. with a lights and siren parade starting at at 3:30 on Kickapoo St. — right after the Downtown festival ribbon cutting ceremony.
Bridge Over South Fork Creek Closed Until Next Year
The bridge over South Fork Creek on County Highway 21, Austin Township in Macon County will be closed between Poland and Wise Rds. for bridge replacement starting September 2 until next July.