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ADM moving workers from Kansas to Decatur
DECATUR — Archer Daniels Midland is moving several employees in its milling division from Overland Park, Kansas, to the North American headquarters in Decatur. "Decatur has been the heart of our operations as a company since 1969, and we are excited to add even more capabilities to the strong team w
Sheriff's office says 2 burglars tied to rural Decatur thefts totaling $11,000
DECATUR — A pair of burglars who targeted rural Decatur properties and stole $11,000 worth of tools and other items have been arrested, the Macon County Sheriff's Office said.
Police : car flipped, people inside fled
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur Police are investigating an early morning single-car crash. The crash happened along North Water Street, between East Waggoner and East Center Streets around 3:00 AM Friday.
Decatur library holds "Peeps on Parade" contest
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You have until Saturday to take part in a special Easter-themed contest at the Decatur Public Library. The contest is called "Peeps on Parade." All you have to do is create a diorama related to something in the library.
Decatur Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead
DECATUR, IL — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Heavy rain in the morning and afternoon. Mostly cloudy until evening and breezy throughout the day.
Macon County specialty courts say state certification 'shines a light' on treatment efforts
DECATUR — Four years after he first volunteered to preside over Macon County's Mental Health Court, Judge R.C. Bollinger said the job is challenging, but also very rewarding when participants successfully finish the program.
Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons
A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar
TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents
JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2
Love's Travel Stops opens location on Decatur's northwest side near I-72
DECATUR — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its new location in Decatur today, the company said in a news release. The gas station and Hardee's restaurant are at 3925 County Fair Drive, off Illinois 121, near Interstate 72 at exit 138. The more-than 10,000-square-foot business will be
Owner tracks stolen phone to Decatur apartment, police say
DECATUR — A cell phone stolen from a bar in Long Creek was tracked by its owner to a Decatur apartment, and when he rang the doorbell the door was answered by a man holding his stolen phone, according to police.
Businesses support those destroyed by fire
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- Businesses are coming together to help others destroyed by fire earlier this month. Speakeasy Records & Oddities, The River Coffee Company and Tried & True Tattoo burned to the ground in the fire. Now, nearby business owners are helping them rebuild.
More wind mills could come to Illinois
You could soon see more wind mills in Illinois, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker Friday. According to the Associated Press, Pritzker signed a law streamlining zoning rules for wind farms. This will make it so townships have no say in the process.
Notre Dame fire exposes possible issues with Decatur homes
PARIS (AP/WAND) — Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. That's not uncommon, if that is the case. Officials said the 856-year-old church had fragile walls that were "shored up with wooden planks".
Patrick Kennedy asks Illinois lawmakers to oppose marijuana legalization
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy is urging Illinois lawmakers not to legalize marijuana, warning that the commercialization of pot will have “devastating consequences” for public health.
Illinois Senate approves wave of proposed new laws
It's not out of the ordinary for Illinois lawmakers to propose a lot of new laws. But for those bills to get approval by Illinois Senators, and unanimously for that matter, it's noteworthy.
City of Decatur Accepting Patrol Applications
April 18,2019 – The City of Decatur is accepting applications for entry level patrol officers with the Decatur Police Department. To apply for the position and sign up for the written test; applicants should go to the National Testing Network (NTN) web page and complete a National Testing Network ap
Pet Food Bank held in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The New Hope Animal Shelter is hosting a pet food bank. The pet food bank will be for low income families. It will be held every third Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at 801 N. Water St.
Two in Illinois state attorney's office resign, state claims no relation to Jussie Smollett case
Two top officials have resigned from the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and a third is "no longer" with the office. The resignations come from special prosecutor Mark Rotert and chief ethics officer April Perry, and are not related to the Jussie Smollett case, according to the Cook
Deputies: Tools worth thousands stolen in string of burglaries
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – The theft of thousands of dollars in tools led to three arrests in Macon County, deputies say. Law enforcement began tracking burglaries happening around the county starting in late March. Witnesses told deputies they watched a white Ford van moving around to different ho
Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills
For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.