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It's Playoff Eve in high school football: Here's what you need to know

To any high school football team in Illinois heading into the final regular season game with at least four wins, Friday night is just the s… Read more


Guilty again: Deonta Johnson convicted for second time of murder, attempted murder

DECATUR — Deonta O. Johnson was found guilty Thursday — for the second time — of murder and attempted murder in beating and stomping attack… Read more


This week's most-read stories

Crime and Courts

Accused Decatur bank robber dies after choking on jail peanut butter

DECATUR — James A. Carr, who was in custody and awaiting trial on charges he robbed a Decatur bank,… Read more


Read the documents: Why the Beach House was closed after Macon County health inspection

DECATUR — The Beach House restaurant was closed by the Macon County Health Department on Tuesday af… Read more

Public Safety

Police investigating vehicle collision near Steak 'n Shake on Mount Zion Road

DECATUR — Police were investigating a vehicle collision involving multiple cars Sunday evening at 2… Read more

Crime and Courts

Decatur man on trial again for murder and attempted murder in 9-year-old stomping case

DECATUR — Prosecutors are trying to prove, again, that Deonta O. Johnson helped a teenage mob kick … Read more

Crime and Courts

Tennessee man accused of being shooter in Decatur drug murder pleads not guilty

DECATUR — An Arlington, Tennessee, man accused of gunning down a Decatur man with whom he had been … Read more

Crime and Courts

Sheriff's office: Oakley father let kids as young as 12 smoke pot

OAKLEY — An Oakley man is facing five preliminary charges of endangering the life of a child after … Read more

Public Safety

2 taken to hospital after 2-vehicle crash in Forsyth

FORSYTH — Two people were taken to a local hospital by ambulance after a two-vehicle crash at U.S. … Read more

Crime and Courts

Decatur woman smashes up ex-boyfriend's car with metal rod, police say

DECATUR — A Decatur woman who is seven months pregnant startled her ex-boyfriend while he was visit… Read more

Life & People

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Burmeister graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Morgan T. Burmeister graduated from basic military t… Read more

Crime and Courts

Man exits Decatur store 'bulkier' with stolen beef, police say

DECATUR — Police said a Decatur man managed to shove more than $200 worth of steaks inside his clot… Read more


Unique insurance company offers Decatur and Macon County people rates starting at $5 per month.

Locals can get renters or homeowners insurance at low starting rates


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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Find out What's On with the October 13 issue of our TV & entertainment guide!

Nathan Fillion stars in “The Rookie,” premiering Tuesday on ABC. Read more

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