Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Shelby County
Central Illinois Food Pantry of Springfield will deliver 12,000 pounds of fresh and packaged foods to Shelby County Sat. morning at Windsor Elementary School at 10 until all the food is gone.
Wind Tower Deliberations in Logan County
The Logan County Zoning Board of Appeals has closed public comment on a request by Relight and Meridian LLC to build wind towers in the county. Further deliberations take place Jan. 8 at the Christian Church Family Life Center in Mt. Pulaski.
Federal Prison Escapee Nabbed at UI-Springfield
An escapee from a federal prison in Terre Haute was arrested on the UI-Springfield campus. Michael Ward, 61, was serving 10 years for fraud. He’s now in the Champaign County Jail.
Christmas Lights Recycling in Macon County
The Macon County Environmental Management Department is recycling Christmas lights through Jan. 16 at the Macon County office building on S. Main St. in Decatur, Mon. through Fri, 8:30 to 4:30. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross.
Tax Forms Available Online
Anyone who collected unemployment insurance in Illinois this year can sign up to be notified when a tax form needed to complete state and federal tax returns is available. Online forms save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Railroad Crossing Repair in Decatur Today
CN Railroad will be repairing the crossing at N. Water St. in Decatur today. One lane will be closed at a time, beginning at 8 this morning until around 3 this afternoon.
Officers Will be Back in Decatur Public Schools
Decatur Police officers will be back in the Decatur Public School district. Two officers will be in the high schools starting next month and two in middle schools at the beginning of the 2015 school year.
Red Cross Blood Drives in Decatur Today
The American Red Cross has 2 blood drives in Decatur today — at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on W. Mound Rd. from 10 to 2, and at the Red Cross on N. Main St, from 2 to 6.
Report Critisizes Governor’s Closing of Correctional Facility
A report from the John Howard Association says Gov. Quinn’s 2013 closure of the Dwight Correctional Center in Springfield has not improved conditions for the state’s female prisoners. Over 1,000 females were transferred to a former all-male facility in Lincoln.
Salvation Army Gets Unique Donation
The Salvation Army got a unique donation in Savoy — a diamond ring, with a note saying “use the ring to purchase whatever is needed.” The ring was sold to a jeweler in Champaign for $225.