Decatur Kite Festival
Go fly a kite this weekend during the Decatur Park District’s Kite Festival, Sat. and Sun. from 11 to 4. Professional kite flyers will be doing demonstrations.
Bike Sale to Benefit Habitat for Humanity
Champaign Cycle needs used bicycles for their bike sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County. The sale will be on S. Country Fair Dr, in Champaign, May 3, from 10 to 5.
Lytle Park in Matoon Receives Grant
$16.5 million in grants are being given to 46 park districts across the state to build, expand, or upgrade their parks. Lytle Park in Mattoon will receive $400,000.
New Location for Lincoln Heritage Museum
The Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College reopens in its new location in the Lincoln Center Sat. morning at 10. Museum director, Ron Keller, promises visitors a “new museum experience.”
New Heating System at Shelbyville High School
The Shelbyville school board took has taken the first step in replacing the heating system in the High School. The board has approved GRP Contractors to do the work.
Decatur Tree Plantings
Decatur holds two tree planting ceremonies Fri. as part of its annual Arbor Day program. 1:15 at Garfield Montessori School — and at the Old King’s Orchard Community Center at 3.
Show Us the Money
Democrats want to use $100 million in taxpayer money to fund a presidential library in Illinois. Republican Minority Leader, Jim Durkin, says “where’s the money going to come from?”
New Chief of Decatur Park Rangers
Chief of the Decatur Park Rangers, Steve Chabak, 55, is stepping down to take a job with the National Park Service in North Carolina. Doug Taylor, who was with Decatur police for 37 years, will take over.
Lake Shelbyville Update
State Sen. Chapin Rose will host a Lake Shelbyville update this Fri. from 1 to 3 at the Findlay Community Center. It’ll center on efforts to reopen Eagle Creek Resort.
City Council Says Billboards are Wrong
Decatur City Council says there’s series of misleading info on local billboards about the ongoing Lake Decatur dredge project. Local workers ARE being hired.