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.
Taylorville’s Christmas in the Park
Enjoy Christmas carols at Manners Park in Taylorville today at 5 and a big family dinner at 5:30. Then, after dinner — play bingo! Christmas in the park runs through Christmas day.
Republican Primary in Lincoln
Lincoln will hold a Republican primary February 24. In Ward 3, there are two republican candidates running for alderman. Polling will be at the Logan County Courthouse — voting will be done on paper ballots.
The Flu is Widespread in Illinois
Illinois is one of 14 states where the flu is already widespread. It’s also one of six states in which doctors say they’re seeing flu-like illnesses at much higher than average rates. Doctors say getting a flu shot is the best weapon.
Decatur’s ‘Christmas Walk’ Seems to be Working
Decatur recently held its annual ‘Christmas Walk’ to keep money local and allow businesses to show what they have to offer, and it appears to be working. Several businesses have seen increased traffic.
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.