Adult Basketball Leagues at the DISC
The Decatur Park District’s Adult Basketball Leagues at the DISC will be played on Tuesdays, Jan. 6 to Mar. 24 from 6 to 10. Games are 5-on-5 with an end-of-the-season tournament. Early registration deadline is Mon.
Illinois Tax Rollback Jan. 1
Illinois businesses are reminded to make adjustments in the way employees’ state income taxes are calculated beginning Jan.1. The state’s temporary income tax increase of 5% rolls back to 3 3/4% Jan. 1.
New President at LCU
Lincoln Christian University has named Dr. Don Green as its seventh president. He’s been serving as LCU’s Transitional President since June 1. Green’s official tenure begins immediately.
Winter Open House at the DISC
The DISC will host its annual Winter Open House Jan. 3 from 9 to noon. Enjoy facility tours, Decatur Memorial health screenings, and interactive class demos.
Tips for the Holidays from Macon County Sheriffs
A few tips from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office this holiday season — keep your Christmas tree and presents away from street windows, have someone keep an eye on your house when you’re away, and don’t post photos of presents on social media.
Three Decatur BOE Members File for Re-election
Three Decatur BOE members have filed for re-election — Dan Oakes, Sherrie Perkins and Brian Hodges. A lottery will determine their position on the ballot. The filing period ends at 5 Mon. afternoon.
Macon County Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder
A Macon County jury found Demarta Cunningham, 30, guilty of murder in the death of his second cousin and the cousin’s wife in Decatur in 2012. Prosecutors say it was a drug deal gone bad. Cunningham will be sentenced Feb. 6.
Changes at Allerton Park in Piatt County? Maybe
The Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Piatt County could eventually have more conference space, an indoor music venue, even a footbridge over the Sangamon River. If approved, some work could begin right away — others are a long way off.
Watch Out — Another Statewide Phone Scam
Another phone scam in Illinois — someone calls and says there’s a warrant for your arrest because you missed jury duty, but you can avoid arrest by sending in a fine. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam.
One Dead in Shelbyville Crash
A Shelbyville woman has died as the result of a crash this week on Lodge St. Phyllis Chapman, 81, was initially taken to Shelby Memorial, then to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, where she died.