The Decatur City Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe admitted that the current state of the downtown trolley is a pet peeve of hers.Council voted to authorize the use of up to $785,000 in federal grant funds for the purchase of two new hybrid trolleys for the downtown route.
We have always regrouped and reemerged from the battles, maybe a little bruised and bloodied, but always tough. We are Decatur Strong.
Under a federal proposal, a metro area would have to have at least 100,000 people compared with the 50,000-person threshold that was implemented more than 70 years ago.
"The department will aggressively pursue those individuals in the community looking to inflict violence on others," Decatur Police Chief Jim Getz said.
State Sen. Doris Turner, D-Springfield, was in the midst of what she described as her “legacy term” on the Springfield City Council.
Andy Manar resigned Jan. 17 after eight years in the Illinois Senate to become a senior advisor to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, departing the chamber with just under two years left in his term.
Democratic Party officials in the 48th Illinois Senate District will meet Saturday in Springfield to select one of eight finalists to serve out the remainder of former state Sen. Andy Manar’s term.
Police chief believes some of the violent crime wave is linked to stresses imposed by COVID-19.
“... I want to make sure that the voices of Decatur and Central Illinois are heard and that Decatur has really good, strong representation, whether I can do that as mayor or I can do that in the state Senate.”
The ordinance was considered passed at the Dec. 21 meeting but due to a procedural error, had to be brought up again on Monday for a formal vote.
The idea is to lessen the financial strain on local businesses like bars and restaurants hammered by the state-mandated COVID-19 shutdowns on indoor service.
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As Decatur City Council members prepared to sit down for Monday night’s 2021 budget briefing, business leaders had some advice for them: take it easy on spending, and be very cautious.
Less than a week after the city council passed a COVID-19 safety ordinance that imposes the threat of fines for not wearing masks in shops and businesses, the Decatur Police Department went after violators.
Just when the Decatur City budget looked like it had come through the worst of COVID economic disruptions, Gov. J.B. Pritzker re-imposed tough lockdown rules.
Decatur will soon be home to the world’s largest insect protein production site, the construction of which is expected to created more than 280 direct and 400 indirect jobs for the region.
Decatur City Council votes in a strict new ordinance Monday night that requires face masks and opens scofflaws up to fines.
The mayor of Decatur, Julie Moore Wolfe, said passing a mask-wearing ordinance — and giving it teeth by imposing fines — is not a bid to curtail freedom and strangle business, but a determined effort to safeguard health and save lives as COVID-19 rages on.
The Macon County Health Department identified the five individuals as two women, one in her 70s and one in her 80s, and three men, one in his 70s and two in their 80s.
Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe said action would be taken against "blatant" gatherings like large parties and events.
“We are in trouble with these kinds of numbers. We are in a pandemic. This pandemic is not going to be over tomorrow," the Macon County health administrator said.
"I did test positive for COVID," Julie Moore Wolfe said, adding she got the positive test result Wednesday afternoon.
Time's almost up to take the census, and elected officials on Thursday ramped up outreach in the final weeks before deadline. Among them was Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, who urged residents to stand up and be counted so the region isn't shortchanged out of funding and representatives in Washington.
Financial relief for families whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 scare — and scaring away flocks of birds downtown — were approved by Decatur City Council.