Decatur Cross Country Meet
The Autumn Spectacular Cross Country Meet in Decatur for ages 8 & under and 9 to 18, is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Fairview Park. Distances range from 2,000 to 5,000 meters.
Taylorville Physician in a Jackpot — Again
A Taylorville family physician who was convicted earlier this year of defrauding the government, has been arrested. Christiam County Sheriffs arrested Dr. Vernon Klinefelter, 62, for possession of a controlled substance.
Monticello Votes on Funding New High School
Voters in the Monticello school district in Piatt County will decide next week whether to fund construction of a new high school. A 1% sales tax to help pay for school facility upkeep and construction is on the ballot countywide.
Ameren Making Upgrades in Champaign County
Ameren Illinois is investing about $9.4 million in electric infrastructure upgrades in Champaign County. The upgrades will be able to handle expected increases in demand.
Round Two of Medical Marijuana Applications
The Illinois Department of Public Health will soon begin to accept medical marijuana applications from patients whose last names start with M through Z. Thousands of applications have been processed from people with names A through L.
Only One Contested Race for Piatt County Board
There’s only one contested race for Piatt County Board on Nov. 4. Incumbent Democrat Kathleen Piatt is being challenged by Republican Ray Spencer for District 1, which includes most of the northern half of the county.
Jr. Golf Classes at the DISC
The Decatur Park District’s junior golf classes at the DISC begin next week for ages 3 to 13. All sessions will be held at the DISC. To register, or for more info, go to decatur-parks.org.
Bike Path Network in Monticello
Creating a bicycle path network in Monticello won’t be quick, and it certainly won’t be cheap — each phase of development could cost between $300,000 and $1.5 million — and there are 9 phases.
Lincoln Land Community College Being Renovated
The Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus is at the start of a $1.9 million renovation of its existing north building. The college is functioning in just one building this school year, instead of 2.