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Alert residents help police find, arrest suspect in Mount Zion car burglaries

MOUNT ZION — Police said a serial car burglar in Mount Zion was arrested Sunday night after residents alerted law enforcement and one resid… Read more


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High School Football

Vote for the Week 7 Football Player of the Week

Below are the nominees for the Herald and Review Week 7 Football Player of the Week. Make your pick… Read more

Public Safety

Coroner identifies man killed in Illinois 121 motorcycle crash

DECATUR — A Springfield man killed in a motorcycle collision Tuesday outside Hervey City has been i… Read more


City to hold lottery to help qualifying Decatur residents with home repairs

DECATUR — The city of Decatur will hold a lottery to distribute federal money for certain home repa… Read more

Public Safety

Facing tight budget, Decatur creates civilian officer jobs over police union objections

City leaders are introducing a new civilian position to help with Decatur police duties as budget pressures force lower staffing levels. The move has prompted backlash from the union that represents officers. Read more


UPDATE: Motorcycle driver killed in Route 121 head-on crash

HERVEY CITY — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday when his bike crossed the center line of Route 121 … Read more

Crime and Courts

Police investigate shots fired outside Decatur apartments

DECATUR — Police are appealing for witnesses and information after multiple shots were fired Tuesda… Read more


TUPPER: Inside the rebuilding of Illini basketball 🏀

CHAMPAIGN — If you’ve followed Illini basketball the past few years, you know it’s a rare occasion … Read more

Crime and Courts

Shooting in neighborhood prompts 'soft lockdown' at Stephen Decatur Middle School

DECATUR — Stephen Decatur Middle School was placed on a "soft lockdown" after police confirmed that… Read more

Public Safety

Coroner: Decatur police investigating death of 19-month-old boy, cause of death undetermined

DECATUR— Decatur police say they are investigating the death of a 19-month-old boy. Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Man helping Decatur woman move is threatened at gunpoint

DECATUR — A Decatur man helping a female friend move told police the woman’s grandson pointed a gun… Read more


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