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City Council to resume motor fuel tax discussion on Monday


The Decatur City Council will again hear arguments on whether or not they should adopt a local motor fuel tax to supplement road repairs...

U of I Professor joins cause to promote criminal code changes


Reviewing Illinois’ criminal code is a good idea, according to a University of Illinois law professor...

Rauner closing in on budgetary power


Gov. Bruce Rauner insists he’ll soon have the authority to reallocate funds to prevent certain state programs from running out of the money before the end of the fiscal year...

City Issues Winter Parking Bans effective at 8 am


The City of Decatur has issued a Snow Emergency and winter parking bans due to heavy snowfall...

Park District hopefuls focus on the future during NAACP forum


Two out of the three candidates running for the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners said their focus leading up to the election, and once elected, will be keeping the district moving forward...

Excelon continues to seek ways to keep nuclear power profitable


Exelon nuclear power plants want to be credited as clean energy in order to avoid closing...

Rotary Club Raises $6,000 for Local Charities with Annual Chili Cook Off


An annual Chili Cook Off at the Hickory Point Mall not only warms up your mouth and stomach on a cold day, but can also warm up your heart. The Rotary Clubs of Forsyth and Decatur put on the Chili Cook Off that raised $6,000 for local charities, and John

Rauner Seeking Help from Farmers for State Reforms


SPRINGFIELD — Governor Bruce Rauner is asking farmers to help him go after troublesome lawmakers and protect those who support his agenda for reshaping Illinois. Rauner told attendees at an Illinois Farm Bureau conference on Wednesday that lawmakers

Council & Mayoral candidates square off in 1st forum


Every candidate running for Decatur City Council or Mayor say they want what is best for the community and to move it forward; their ideas on how to get that done, though, vary....

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30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
MOSCOW (AP) -- For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans....
Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give....
AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate....
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists....
 
 

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