Steely Dan to Play at Illinois State Fair
Grammy Award-winning Steely Dan will play this year’s Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The band won a Grammy in 2000 for Album of the year. This year’s fair runs Aug. 7 to the 17.
Decatur Restaurant Closes
McGorray’s Golf and Grille on N. Water St. in Decatur has closed. Owner Charlie McGorray says the restaurant wasn’t able to overcome some terrible economic conditions in Decatur.
Another Decatur Street Closure
The westbound lane of the 2000 block of West Division St, in Decatur, between Summit and Home Park Aves, is scheduled to reopen this afternoon around 4. Crews have been doing concrete repair.
Man Stabbed and Robbed in Springfield
A man told Springfield Police he was attacked, stabbed, and robbed by another man between 8th and 9th Sts. The guy was stabbed about 5 times in the head and face but is going to be okay.
Fire at Champaign Clothing Store
Crews are trying to determine what started a fire inside Maurice’s Clothing Store on Marketview Dr, in Champaign. No reports of any injuries and no word on the amount of damage.
Bobcats and Big Cats
A recent bobcat sighting in Taylorville turned out to be a big cat, but bobcats are becoming a problem for many downstate residents. There are efforts to allow the cats to be hunted.
Sewer Repair Causes Decatur Street Closure
The north bound lanes in the 2600 block of N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, in Decatur are closed through late Fri. afternoon. Crews are doing sewer repair.
March Home Sales are up in Chamaign County
March home sales in Champaign County were up a little more than 8% from last year’s sales. So far, the trend continues into April. Low interest rates play a major role.
Clinton Officer Receives Letter of Commendation
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers recognized Detective Todd Ummel with a letter of commendation for his work in a recent child abuse case. A 5 year old had been abuseat for nearly 5 years.
Decatur Man Cuts Plea Deal in Murder Case
A Decatur man accused of shooting an 18 year old man in 2011 has pleaded guilty. Eric Cunningham, 22, in a plea deal will do 10 years in prison.