Clouds Mini Camp at Rock Springs
Children accompanied by an adult are invited to Rock Springs Nature Center in Decatur for Clouds Mini Camp. For kids ages 1 to 5 it’ll be held Feb. 10, and for ages 3 to 5 on Feb. 11.
Ernie Banks Statue Moved Out of Wrigley
The statue of Ernie Banks, normally at Wrigley Field, has been moved to the downtown Chicago plaza for a few days so fans can pay their respects to the Hall of Famer. Mr. Cub died of a heart attack last Fri.
Jury Trial Set for Pana Woman
A jury trial has been set for Brittany Wright, 26, of Pana, who allegedly robbed Casey’s General store in Pana. Wright and her attorney waived the preliminary hearing and a trial date is set for March 30th.
MU’s First Step FastTrac
Millikin University’s First Step FastTrac is 12-week course on business ownership. Classes will be held Thursdays Feb. 12 through April 30, from 5:30 to 9 in Scovill Hall on MU’s campus.
Watch Out — It’s a Scam
The ‘grandparents scam’ is making the rounds again in Illinois. Someone calls saying your grandchild is hurt, or in trouble, and needs cash right away. Then asks for your personal info. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam.
Who Left the Case on the Bench?
Someone left a case on a bench at the Decatur Public Transit Building this week. Not a bomb — it turned out to be an audio transmitter. Decatur Police are looking for the person who left the case.
Former Bank Teller Embezzles $2 Million
The former head teller at The State Bank of Lincoln has been sentenced for embezzling around $2 million over 17 years. Nancy Huskins, 63, will do 45 months in federal prison and has to pay back $2,042,000 to the bank.
Springfield Airport Sets Record
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield has recorded a 10-year high in it’s number of passengers — 174,000 in 2014. One reason may be the Florida service offered through Allegiant Air.
Decatur City Clerk Resigns
After three years as Decatur city clerk and more than 25 with the city, Linda Swartz, 54, is retiring April 24. She says she wants to seek new adventures, share her skills with others, and continue to learn.