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Macon Street homes remain unfilled by Decatur Housing Authority

DECATUR - The Decatur Housing Authority is boosting its efforts to sell its eight new homes sitting empty in the 1000 block of West Macon Street by dipping into its $25,000 marketing budget to hire a consultant, searching for buyers weeks after officials had anticipated having buyers in place. There

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

Decatur Public Schools dismissing early due to heat

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur Public Schools has announced it will dismiss classes early on September 21 due to high temperatures. Officials say Decatur Public Schools are scheduled to released students after three hours of instruction, and will use the same schedule as the district's half-days of

WAND TV - 2017-09-21 02:22:00

Boys and Girls Club of Decatur gets big donation

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to invest in the youth so that they may have a brighter future. At Tuesday's Fall Festival, the organization was granted a large donation to do just that, invest in the youth's futures. "There is nothing more important in a community t

WAND TV - 2017-09-20 06:22:00

Decatur nursing home suddenly shuts down, displacing dozens

On Wednesday, the Lincoln Manner Healthcare facility shut down. The administrator said the facility has had financial difficulties, but said she kept getting reassurance everything would be okay. On Tuesday, the owner's attorney called the administrator and said the nursing home would close immediat

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:38:51

Eat local: 20 Decatur-area Mom & Pop restaurants

Thinking of trying something outside of the national chains? Here's our Facebook follower's favorite Decatur-area Mom & Pop restaurants. Don't see your favorite here? Let us know on our Facebook post! Thinking of trying something outside of the national chains? Here's our Facebook follower's favorit

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-20 12:45:00

Ex-substitute teacher extradited from Decatur, accused of sexually assaulting student

DECATUR - A former substitute teacher originally from Mount Zion was extradited from Macon County to Michigan on charges of sexually assaulting a male student there, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Office. Allyson B. Moran, 26, was discharged to authorities from Ingham County, Michigan, at

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 01:15:00

Decatur police make second arrest in September 9 armed robbery

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police say a second man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened on the city's northeast side on September 9. Decatur police say the robbery happened in the 1100 block of East Hickory Street. According to police sworn statements, the victim r

WAND TV - 2017-09-19 05:05:00

Suspicious fire destroys Decatur home

Decatur, Ill (WAND) - Fire swept through a vacant Decatur house on Monday afternoon. The Decatur Fire Department calls it "suspicious." The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The roof of the home, in the 1500 block of E. Prairie, caved in and the west wall of

WAND TV - 2017-09-18 23:37:00

Commanders fired in ship accidents that killed 17, including Decatur-area sailor

WASHINGTON - The Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. The USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided in Southeast Asia near Singapore last month, le

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-18 17:51:00

Decatur man sentenced to prison for aggravated battery

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur man arrested in connection with the March 3 stabbing of another person has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. Court records show Justin Dick, 25, pleaded guilty to the charge on September 18. In exchange for the plea, four other charges, including attempted murder

WAND TV - 2017-09-19 03:44:00

Beautiful Decatur: 13 amazing pieces of art in our community

We have a ton of great art in our community! Take a look at some of the amazing pieces: rtist Eric Weatherford nears the completion of his mural on the wall of Garcia's Pizza in a Pan facing Oakland Avenue Monday. Weatherford's design was chosen as the second of three artist proposals to become loca

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-18 12:45:00

100 Reasons: Brian Culbertson's smooth jazz comes from Decatur roots

One could say music is in the veins of Brian Culbertson - and certainly the DNA. Culbertson, an award-winning rhythm and blues/jazz pianist and trombonist, is the son of Jim Culbertson, who taught music for four decades in the Decatur public schools system. A Decatur native, Brian Culbertson showed

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 11:30:00

Birds be gone: Decatur to pay $73,500 over 3 years for removal

DECATUR - In Councilman David Horn's brief tenure on the city council, the Millikin University biology professor has built a sort-of one-man environmental wing in city government. Horn was the sole dissenting vote yesterday on a routine city contract with Soules Bird Repellent Co., a local business

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 01:15:00

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HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-18 21:39:21

Park district board approves new restaurant for airport

DECATUR - Three months after the Main Hangar Restaurant closed its doors at Decatur Airport, the Decatur Park District has found a new tenant to operate at the location. During the Park District Board's regular meeting on Wednesday, the board finalized an agreement with Red Barn Culinary Concepts LL

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-20 19:23:00

Five at 5: Student injured in Mattoon High School shooting and 4 other stories to see

A student was injured and another was taken into custody following a shooting at Mattoon High School today. Catch up with the latest coverage of this developing story. Four other stories you should see are community helps Niantic farmer get crops harvested, Decatur Housing Authority homes still with

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-20 21:50:00

Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

A Wall Street Journal report says that hackers broker into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them months to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. The Journal cited a report from security firm FireEye that was sent to some Equifax customers t

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-21 00:42:43

Police: Man arrested after lawn equipment theft

DECATUR - A 52-year-old Decatur man was arrested early Tuesday morning after police said he stole a lawnmower and a weed whacker from a garage. A signed police affidavit said the incident happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Johns Avenue. A burglar alarm in the garage was activated, th

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Police: Man swings, strikes couple with chair

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - An Illinois man is accused of hitting two other people with a chair. After 10 p.m. Monday, police say 40-year-old Tellis Wrice was arguing with a man and woman in a Decatur home when the talking started to escalate. Officers say Wrice swung a folding chair at the couple, hitti

WAND TV - 2017-09-19 23:36:00

Buffett, in new sheriff role, gives $710,000 for Boys & Girls Club

Buy Now Trinetta Black, 13, shows off her hula hoop skills Tuesday during Fall Festival at The Boys & Girls Club of Decatur. To see more photos, visit herald-review.com/gallery. CLAY JACKSON PHOTOS, HERALD & REVIEW Kierra Coleman, left, and Lyric Chapman volunteer by making cotton candy Tuesday dur

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 23:04:00