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Delayed response to Decatur apartment gunfire
“The occupant of the apartment told us he had been home, sitting in his living room, when he heard gunshots,” said Copeland. “He claimed not to know much else.” Police recovered three spent shell casings from the scene, Copeland said.
Decatur man charged with posting nude photo of ex-girlfriend on Facebook
DECATUR — Police say a 19-year-old Decatur man who posted a nude picture online of his ex-girlfriend using her Facebook page is facing a preliminary charge of “non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images,” a Class 4 felony.The 20-year-old former girlfriend reported the matter to Decatur po
Funnel cloud spotted near Decatur Airport as storms sweep Central Illinois
53 mph wind gust reported at#Decaturairport at 6:18 pm. Also had a public report of a funnel cloud near the airport. Radar showed a circulation earlier SE of Long Creek, but has since weakened.#ILwx— NWS Lincoln IL (@NWSLincolnIL)June 19, 2018
Sexual predator targeted Decatur cheerleaders, police say
The 46-year-old man was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m., within 25 minutes of walking past the school campus at 2710 N. Water St. and making the comments, a sworn affidavit from Decatur police Officer Robert Murray said.
Decatur offers free large item disposal on Tuesday
Richelle Irons, Decatur's director of neighborhood services, directs traffic in the parking lot of the Decatur Civic Center in this June 2017 file photo. Another cleanup event is set for Saturday.
Decatur police seek suspect after woman says man exposed himself to her, again
Sgt. Timothy Maxwell with Decatur Police said the woman, who lives in the 900 block of E. Elmhurst Avenue, isn’t sure if it was the same suspect. Maxwell said she yelled at the man to “go away” and he fled the area. “Officers went there but didn’t find him,” Maxwell added.
Five at 5: Local pet activist faces cruelty charge, and four other stories you should see
A woman who ran a Decatur-based pet spaying and neutering organization, and also took in homeless dogs and cats, is now facing a city code violation alleging cruelty to animals.
Decatur businesses step up to bee-utification challenge
DECATUR — Decatur is getting something of a reputation for its beautification efforts.“We are one of the premier contests around in this area,” Susan Avery said about the annual Let’s Keep Decatur Bee-utiful contest. “Other cities have called and asked us about our contest and how we do it.”As co-ch
Decatur City Council approves garbage fee increase
Decatur City Manager Tim Gleason, far right, addresses council members including Bill Faber and Chuck Kuhle during the city council meeting at the Civic Center Monday.
10-year-old Decatur girl battles rare neurodegenerative disorder
Stephanie Singh gives a kiss to her daughter Bri Singh, 10, while she plays in her bed. She has Alexander disease, a neurodegenerative disorder.
Fire damages Decatur home; neighbors say dogs perished
By 7:30 p.m. firemen had the blaze knocked down but smoke could still be seen venting from the roof. Stephany Spellman, who raised the alarm, said firemen had said later that two pet Chihuahua dogs had perished in the blaze, but their owner was not home at the time of the fire.
Heavy rain forecast for Central Illinois as heat moves out
DECATUR — Heat and humidity will give way to thunderstorms expected through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.Temperatures are expected to return to a more normalseasonal pattern later Tuesday, said Lincoln Meteorologist Chris Miller. Heat indexes will reach 95-100 degre
North side of Decatur targeted for another new development off U.S. Business 51
DECATUR — New commercial development could soon fill the northwest corner of Mound Road and U.S. Business 51 after the Decatur City Council agreed on Monday to rezone the 3-acre site.The project, which includes two buildings totaling nearly 18,000 square feet, would be the latest addition to an area
Man left in injured after shooting in Decatur
Decatur, Ill. (WRSP) —Decatur Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning.Around 3:00 a.m., Decatur police received multiple calls of gunshots heard in the 1000 block of E Main StreetA 24-year-old male was taken from the 1000 block of E. Main Street to St. Mary’s Hospita
Is Decatur's Tim Gleason moving on? Bloomington to name city manager this morning
BLOOMINGTON — The City of Bloomington will announce at 11 a.m.today who has been chosen to serve as its next city manager, withfinalists including Decatur City Manager Tim Gleason.Also in the running are interim Bloomington City Manager Steve Rasmussen and Washington City Administrator Jim Culotta.
Decatur police: Man faces life-threatening injuries after East Main Street shooting
DECATUR — A 24-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in the 1000 block of East Main Street early Sunday, police said, the latest in what they describe as a series of incidents in that area.
Latest shooting on troubled street prompts search for answers
Patrol offices went to the area at 3:10 a.m. Sunday after reports of gunshots, Decatur Police Lt. Brian Cleary said in a statement. At about the same time, the victim was taken from there to HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, and was later transferred to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A condition u
Man shot fights for life
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Five at 5: Man accused of robbing Decatur bank deemed unfit for trial and 4 other stories to see
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Decatur man sentenced to 2 years for forging Sullivan parents' checks worth $6,336
DECATUR — Dalton C. Elder was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for committing check fraud that cost his parents more than $6,000, Macon County court records show.Elder, 28, appeared in Macon County Circuit Court on Wednesday andchanged his plea in the case to guilty after previously submittin