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Crime and Courts

New details: Teens threatened to execute young boy during Decatur home invasions, police say

DECATUR — Armed teens shoved a gun inside the mouth of a young boy and threatened to execute him un… Read more

Crime and Courts

Former Mount Zion woman sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting student

LANSING — A former long-term substitute teacher and coach who sexually assaulted a student in Michi… Read more


Shackelford, William H.

CERRO GORDO -- William H. Shackelford M.D., 88, of Cerro Gordo passed away December 4, 2018 surroun… Read more

Crime and Courts

Decatur police: Grandfather endangered grandchildren during public confrontation with daughter

DECATUR — An Oreana grandfather faces preliminary charges of endangering his young grandchildren af… Read more

Crime and Courts

Student's cyber attack targeted Mount Zion school district network 3 times, police say

MOUNT ZION — Police say a student undertook a cyber attack on the Mount Zion School District comput… Read more

State and Regional

2 killed when semitruck collides with school bus on I-74 near Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Two men were killed and nine people injured late Wednesday when a semitrailer truck h… Read more


Our view: Decision to hold Decatur Christmas parade was irresponsible

Holding the Decatur Christmas Parade amid hazardous weather warnings was a reckless decision. While… Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Assailants sought in attempted murder after Decatur man shot Sunday morning

DECATUR — Police said a Decatur man who tried to break up an assault on his uncle in the backyard o… Read more

Public Safety

Vehicles wreck at icy bridge at Illinois 48 and U.S. 51 bypass

DECATUR — Vehicles went off a road early Tuesday after the bridge crossing Illinois 48 on the U.S. … Read more

High School Football

'GB' helps lead Central A&M to emotional Macon County Tournament title

MAROA — After all the pictures were taken, all the hugs were given and after Central A&M held o… Read more


The finest destination for exceptional sleep in your Decatur and Macon County home

Enjoy plush comfort with our patent-pending support system which actively contours and cradles your body for a deeper, more restorative sle…


Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Decatur and Macon County need to know before they decide.


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