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Interstate 72 was proposed in the late 1960s for Central Illinois and was built in segments throughout the 1970s. Today, I-72 stretches 177 miles across Illinois from Hannibal to Champaign, carrying traffic past Decatur's north side.


You've probably crossed this 22nd Street bridge more than a few times in Decatur. A.E. Staley lent his name to a vast number of projects in Decatur, and this was another of his accomplishments.

Prairie Farms confirmed Monday it is closing its ice cream production facility in Decatur. Here's a look back at the company's history in Decatur. 

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