Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival Party
This Saturday, organizers of the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival are hosting a party to celebrate and recruit volunteers. It’ll be held at the Lincoln Walmart from 11 to 2. The festival runs Aug. 22 through the 24.
New Traffic Control Signals in Decatur
A heads-up this morning — new traffic control signals have been activated on Illinois Route 48 at Boyd Rd. in Decatur. Be careful going through that area.
Dewitt County Sheriffs Looking for Two Con-Men
DeWitt County Sheriffs are looking for two men who stole over $1,000 from a Wapella woman. After giving them $400 to fix her sidewalk, one of the men stole more cash from her home. They left without doing any work.
Man Threatens a Witness in Conspiracy Trial
A man who was set free after posting $25,000 cash bail in a drug conspiracy case in Decatur, is back in jail on $2.5 million bond. Matthew Anderson, 33, allegedly threatened to kill a witness if he testified.
Illinois Corn and Soybean Crops Looking Good
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois’ corn crop is maturing faster than normal. 81% of the state’s corn is rated as either good or excellent. 75% of Illinois’ soybean crop is also considered good or excellent.
Decatur Parolee is in a Lot More Trouble
A parolee who was released from prison in March after serving six months of a six-year sentence, has been arraigned on felony narcotics dealing charges. Decatur Police say Bradley Smith, 24, had 8.7 grams of cocaine and over $400 cash in his possession.
Reduced Pet Adoption Rates in Lincoln
Now through Aug. 30, the Logan County Animal Control in Lincoln is offering reduced pet adoption prices. The adoption price for cats and kittens has been reduced from $85 to $50.
Shelbyville Eagle Scouts Build a New Bridge
Work on the Chief Illini Trail got some help recently from Shelbyville Eagle Scouts. It took them 3 days to build a 24 foot long, 3 feet wide bridge near the Lone Point recreational area. The old bridge was deteriorating.