Monticello 8th Grade Band Headed to Peoria
The Monticello Middle School 8th grade band will perform at the Illinois Music Education Convention, Jan. 31, in Peoria. Get a preview at a special concert 6:30 Fri. evening, Jan. 30 in the MMS gym.
Obamacare Sign-Ups Increase
Nearly 287,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private health coverage under Obamacare. That number surpasses last year when 217,000 Illinoisans enrolled. The sign up deadline is Feb. 15.
Decatur Warehouse Fire Still Under Investigation
The cause of that fire at a warehouse near the corner of East Grand and North Jasper in Decatur remains under investigation. The building was housed restaurant equipment and was nearly 100 years old. No one was hurt in the fire.
Fate of Teamsters Local 279 in Decatur in Question
A vote tomorrow will decide the fate of Teamsters Local 279 in Decatur. Union leaders want to “dissolve” the Local and divide its 600 members between Local 26 in Champaign and Local 916 in Springfield.
Decatur Restaurant Receives Award
The Illinois Office of Tourism says Paco’s Sol Bistro in downtown Decatur is a recipient of an “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” award. It honors restaurants that are beloved by visitors and locals.
New County Market in Decatur Now Open
The new County Market store, in the works for a while, is now open on West Grand Ave. in Decatur — an area once considered blighted. The new market is open every day 6am to midnight.
Taylorville KFC Robbed
Taylorville Police are looking for the man who robbed the KFC on North Webster St. He’s in his early 20’s, 6 feet, 170 pounds. The guy was wearing a black-colored hoodie and dark blue jeans.
Scovill Zoo Offers Free Volunteer Training
Scovill Zoo is offering free volunteer training classes every Tues. from 9 to noon beginning Feb. 3 through April 7. No previous volunteer experience is required. If you like animals, this would be perfect.