Super Saturday Recess at the DISC
The DISC in Decatur begins Super Sat. Recess this Sat. through Jan. 31 for kids ages 4 to 11. Activities from 10 to noon include inflatables, scooters, basketball, tumbling and more.
Possible Record Corn Harvest in Illinois
Wet fields have slowed down what could very well be a record corn harvest in Illinois. Farmers in Logan County are seeing fields yeild an average of over 250 bushels an acre. Farmers say harvesting will likely run into early Nov.
New Logo and Motto for Mt. Zion
There’s a new 15-foot-tall sign welcoming people to Mt. Zion. The logo is now red, blue and orange, and the motto “People. Prosperity. Progress.” now reads “Build Your Story Here.”
Gas Prices on the Rise
Gas prices outside of Decatur have gone from a six-year low of $2.71 a gallon to $2.92 this week. Inside Decatur, prices shot up more than 40 cents to an average of $3.09 a gallon. Many stations were near $3.15.
Millikin University’s Halloween Concerts
Millikin University’s Percussion Ensembles presents three Halloween Concerts this weekend — tomorrow evening at 7:30, Sat. at 4 and 6, at the Albert Taylor Theatre inside Shilling Hall on campus.
Rantoul Man Facing 30 Years in Prison
A Rantoul man has pleaded guilty in Champaign County court to sexually assaulting a young girl in 2007. Hector Rosas, 41, faces six to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced in December. The girl was 10 at the time.
Decatur Street Closure Extended to Monday
The road closure for the 200 block of W. Imboden Dr. in Decatur has been extended to Mon. afternoon at 3. Crews are repairing a watermain failure on W. Imboden between Kater and Higdon Drives.
Macon County Gets Flu Shot Vaccine
A delay in flu shot shipments has impacted medical offices and pharmacies across the country. Macon County just recently received its vaccines. Call your local health department if you have questions.
Decatur Mega Recycling Event
The 3rd Annual Mega Recycling Event will be held Sat. on the campus of Richland Community College in Decatur from 9 to noon. On site document shredding will also be available.
Not One. Not Two. But Three Deer
A Taylorville woman encountered three deer while she was driving on County Hwy. 12 just west of Pana. Michelle Becker, 27, avoided two deer but couldn’t avoid a third. She wasn’t hurt, but the left front of her SUV was damaged.