Decatur police and the FBI won't say what evidence they are seeking, but they will be busy looking at Ivy Hill Park on Lake Decatur this week, they said.
Four other stories you should see are Gov. Bruce Rauner brings re-election bid Decatur, a wild alligator snapping turtle is found in Illinois, meal honors memory of Ruby King-Robinson and Clinton community saddened by death of couple in traffic crash.
FBI, Decatur police searching part of Lake Decatur
The FBI and Decatur Police Department are searching Lake Decatur near Ivy Hill Park for evidence in a local case, police said.
“(The Decatur Police Department) will be working with the FBI in a joint operation attempting to recover potential evidence from Lake Decatur,” according to a news release from the Decatur Police Department.
Rauner re-election bid rolls into Decatur stop
The Bruce Rauner re-election campaign was in full force Monday morning at T/CCI Manufacturing.
The Republican governor met with employees of the business and laid out a bullet list of priorities he hopes to accomplish next year and into a prospective second term in office.
Those items included reducing regulations on small businesses, freezing property taxes across the state and allowing local voters the chance to raise or lower taxes through referendums, setting term limits for all lawmakers and a rollback “over time” of the state income tax, which was raised this year as part of passing the first Illinois budget in over two years.
Thanksgiving dinner honors memory of Ruby King-Robinson
Ruby King-Robinson had big heart that was known throughout Decatur. According to her family, she never met a stranger.
King-Robinson died on Oct. 15, 2009, but her welcoming spirit lives on, especially through her cooking and her son Derrick King.
After she passed away, her son found how much he enjoyed cooking, even in large amounts. To honor her, he created the Ruby King-Robinson Foundation “Feed My People” community meal.
Wild alligator snapping turtle spotted in Illinois
Researchers are reporting the first sighting of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois in 30 years.
In a news release, the University of Illinois says that state Natural History Survey herpetologist Chris Phillips was looking for a young male alligator that had recently been released in Union County's Clear Creek when he discovered a 22-pound female that was at least 18 years old.
Clinton couple killed in crash fondly remembered
Father Jim Henning said Tony Hable and Karen Hable, both 57, were active members of St. John’s Church in Clinton.