Sunshine Week

Illinois state employee salaries
Local government salaries

Top five wage earners (interactive chart)

Sunshine Week is a matter of celebrating and pushing for openness in government and casting a light on the operations of the government we fund with what we pay in taxes.


Local Gas Prices

Interactive Map and List.

Find the lowest gas prices in Decatur and Central Illinois.


News & Business


2011 Illinois State Scholars

See the 2011 Illinois State Scholars in Decatur, Macon county and surrounding communities.


Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities in Decatur, Macon county and Central Illinois.


Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations in Decatur, Macon county and Central Illinois.


Does the IRS owe you money?

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $164.6 million in the form of 111,893 refund checks that were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors. Search our database to see if the IRS owes you money and learn how to get your check.

Check out our updated searchable database where you can search undelivered refund listings by name, state, county and zip code.


Local Election News

Get the latest news and information for the upcoming election.


Hate Crime

Included in this database are the FBI's latest annual statistics on the extent of bias-fueled crime across the country. Overall, the 2008 numbers are up slightly - 7,783 incidents and 9,691 victims (including individuals, businesses, and institutions) were reported to the FBI by its law enforcement partners across the country.


National School District Poverty Estimates for 2008

This data represents 2008 income and poverty estimates for every school district and county in the nation. Part of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program, this data represent the only source of U.S. Census Bureau income and poverty data for each of the nation's 3,142 counties and almost 14,000 Title I-eligible school districts.

» How does Macon county fare?


2008 Crime Statistics

Interactive database.

The FBI released the Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2008. Includes data for cities across the nation for 2007 and 2008.


AP Economic Stress Index

Interactive Graphic. Combined impact of unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcy on each county in the United States.

» Measure financial strain by county


State Salaries

Find out more about Illinois public employee salaries in this database. Calendar year 2008.

» How much do they make?


 2008 Illinois population estimates

Central Illinois population loss slows, according to U.S. Census Bureau.

» Search local cities


 Investigation of Wind and Ice Storm Preparedness and Restoration of the Ameren Illinois Companies

Part 1: Pages 1-292

Part 2: Pages 293-585


 Army guard database

To find out where Army and National Guard recruits come from, search for recruiting rates by state, county, number of recruits per county or recruiting rates per county.

» How does your county rank?


 Water rates

City of Decatur provides water rate information for area cities/villages.

» See how your town measures up



Preps Scores

Get statistics on the area's high school sports.


 Local Golf Courses

Find out more about the best Central Illinois golf courses in our new database. Includes an interactive map on every page!

» Where to play


Team Stats


National Stats




'The Informant!' Movie


Trailer | Fact Sheet | FAQ | Damon Sightings


 'That thing you do!'

Audio commentary by Tim Cain, Entertainment Editor

Audio, video and information | Archived blog post


 Restaurant Guide

New, improved search with an interactive map! Search by cuisine and/or location.

» See what's for dinner




 Megabites Recipe Database

Need a quick idea for dinner tonight? Or just want to try something new?

The Herald & Review's searchable recipe database Megabites is ready to help.

 Search recipes | Browse | Submit your own


Food Pantry Database

Food donations can be made at several Decatur locations to help food pantries provide assistance to those in need.

» Find a location and donate today