Breaking News from Decatur IL

Find the latest Decatur IL News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Emergency home repair grants available in Decatur

The program can provide grants up to $5,000 for life-threatening or sanitation situations, such as hot water heater replacement or electrical issues.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 20:32:00

2 women arrested after Decatur street fight with hammer

When the vehicles stopped in the 1200 block of East Clay Street, the woman who followed the couple threw a hammer at the back of their vehicle, affidavits said. The two women ended up in a physical fight, during which one of them was bitten and the other was struck in the head with the hammer, polic

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-19 22:12:00

Business owners celebrate store openings as Wood Street renovations continue

From left, Teran Elaine Stephenson visits with Lisa Rawlings, Liz Lindsey, Ashten Winter as Stephenson’s daughter Sawyer Stephenson, sitting, looks on during the Teran Elaine Photography and Dali Bliss Salon and Boutique block party on the 100 block of West Wood Street Friday. More photos at

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-19 21:45:00

Liquor license in question for Decatur restaurant

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) —The Wharf has been a staple in Decatur since 1974, but now it's liquor license is at risk.The owners are trying everything they can and on Thursday, they had a meeting with the Decatur Liquor Commission.The future of The Wharf's liquor license is up in the air after not filing

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-18 19:47:48

Decatur car fire in driveway displaces residents, causes over $60,000 worth of damage

DECATUR — A Decatur household woke up to two cars on fire in their driveway Thursday morning, the Decatur Fire Department said.The cars were parked side-by-side in the driveway of a house on the 3600 block of North MacArthur Road, said Fire Inspector Mike Wigginton. Both caught on fire and spread th

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 14:45:00

Tennessee man accused of being shooter in Decatur drug murder pleads not guilty

DECATUR — An Arlington, Tennessee, man accused of gunning down a Decatur man with whom he had been negotiating a large drug deal pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four counts of first-degree murder.


'If you ain't in the game ...' Decatur residents take their shot at $1 billion Mega Millions prize

DECATUR — If Ben Jedlicka were to win $1 billion, he said he'd share the wealth and use it to provide for other people who need the help.Jedlicka was among the Decatur residents who made a late evening dash to the Marathon gas station on East Pershing Road to buy a Mega Millions ticket and take a ch

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-20 00:24:00

Planet Fitness opens in Decatur

DECATUR (WICS/WRSP) —A new Planet Fitness location has opened in Decatur.The club is located in the Brettwood Village Shopping Center on North Water Street.This is the first Planet Fitness to open in Decatur.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-18 22:35:55

Billy Tyus says he won't apply for Decatur city manager job

Tyus, 46, was appointed on a temporary basis to the job in July, after former City Manager Tim Gleasonleft to take the same position for the city of Bloomington.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-19 17:04:00

Drugmaker Akorn appeals ruling against $4.75 billion merger; firm has 2 Decatur locations

CHICAGO — Akorn, a drugmaker that employs about 500 in Decatur, is appealing a Delaware judge's ruling earlier this month allowing a German health care company to abandon plans to acquire the firm in a deal worth $4.75 billion.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-19 00:05:00

Decatur Planet Fitness opens in Brettwood Village

DECATUR — Planet Fitness is open in Decatur, and the first customers were working out on the equipment Thursday morning.The 20,000-square-foot gymwill operate 24/7 in the Brettwood Village shopping center at 3194 N. Water St.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 16:15:00

Decatur high school students get up-close look at manufacturing opportunities

"A lot of our employees are older, they're retiring in the next five to 10 years, so it's important that we have younger people willing to come in and do those jobs," said Kelli Runyon, director of marketing and recruiting for Decatur Industrial Electric, one of the local companies that opened their

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 18:43:00

These five Decatur-area teams will be 9-0. Which has the best chance at a state title?

That year, Taylorville, Tuscola, Newton, Arcola and Pana all went undefeated in the regular season. Only Arcola, which won the Class 1A state title, remained that way in the playoffs.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 14:00:00

Guilty again: Deonta Johnson convicted for second time of murder, attempted murder

A jury took just two hours and 24 minutesto decide the fate of the 23-year-old Decatur man, who was only 14 when prosecutors said he was part of a mob that punched, kicked and stomped to death Jerry Newingham, 61, and almost killed Kevin Wilson, 46, on the afternoon of Aug. 24, 2009.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-18 20:06:00

Decatur man, implicated by DNA results, pleads not guilty to rape charge

Macon County Assistant State’s Attorney Katie Dowis said the charge dates to the night of May 10, 2017, when a woman said she refused the advances of Jonathan C.T. Owens, 26, and was raped in the garage of a Decatur home. The woman said the two of them had been watching movies and smoking cannabis t


Decatur mother gets 24 months probation, and parenting classes, for slapping son

DECATUR — Terrica L. Patterson, the Decatur mother who police say slapped her 7-year-old son so hard she left a handprint-shaped bruise on his face, was sentenced to 24 months probation on Tuesday.


Man exits Decatur store 'bulkier' with stolen beef, police say

“Although his moment of concealment is not captured on video, (his) clothing is obviously much bulkier when he exited then when he entered,” Cunningham said.


Want to rent a Decatur park pavilion? Get ready to pay a $50-$100 security deposit

In this 2016 photo, runners pass the Fairview Park pavilion during a Learn to Run Program meeting.JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW


Decatur woman cleared of battery, but fights on for job in teaching

DECATUR -- A former Decatur teacher has been found not guilty by a jury of the misdemeanor battery of a 3-year-old male student.The Macon County Circuit Court trial of Joanna Stanick, 46, had lasted all day Monday. The jury retired at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday and was back with its verdict 43 minutes later


Read the documents: Why the Beach House was closed after Macon County health inspection

DECATUR — The Beach House restaurant was closed by the Macon County Health Department on Tuesday after a routine inspection revealed multiple health code violations, including raw meats being stored above ready-to-eat foods, and the presence of mouse droppings, documents show.The eastside restaurant