Celebration to kick off this Friday


The Decatur Celebration is returning to downtown this week for the 28th time...

Skeletal remains in Rochester belong to Decatur woman


The skeletal remains found in a neighborhood in the central Illinois town of Rochester earlier this month have been identified as those of a Decatur woman....

Decatur not affected by road salt shortage


Roughly 200 communities around the state are scrambling to find road salt for this winter after the Office of Central Management Services announced they weren’t able to secure a contract with them...

New state program promotes veteran grown and raised food


The next time you buy food to prepare your next meal you can also help Illinois veterans..

Law allows for schools to administer epi-pens in case of allergic reaction


A new law will allow Illinois schools without nurses to administer medicine to children with severe allergies...

Archaeological dig uncovers part of old courthouse


An archaeological dig in Bloomington has uncovered part of a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln once worked...

Illinoisans can say whether they want millionaires paying extra taxes for educat


Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will give Illinoisans an opportunity to voice their opinion on whether millionaires should pay more to help ensure all students have access to a high-quality education. 

Standoff with police leaves officer wounded and suspect dead


An early morning standoff near the central Illinois town of Pana has resulted in one person dead and a police officer wounded...

Quinn tells IEPA to act on Clinton Landfill permit


Governor Pat Quinn directed the Illinois Envornmental Protection Agency to alter a land-use parmit owned by Peoria Disposal that will barr them from dumping PCBs into the Clinton Landfill...

Two fair managers face fine, suspensions, for illicit gifts


Collecting and doling out beer tickets proved an expensive hangover for current and former managers of the state's two state fairs...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

Closings, Early Dismissals and Cancellations


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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives....
Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas....
Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff....
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff....
 
 

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