This Saturday, organizers of the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival are hosting a party to celebrate and recruit volunteers. It’ll be held at the Lincoln Walmart from 11 to 2. The festival runs Aug. 22 through the 24.
A heads-up this morning — new traffic control signals have been activated on Illinois Route 48 at Boyd Rd. in Decatur. Be careful going through that area.
DeWitt County Sheriffs are looking for two men who stole over $1,000 from a Wapella woman. After giving them $400 to fix her sidewalk, one of the men stole more cash from her home. They left without doing any work.
A man who was set free after posting $25,000 cash bail in a drug conspiracy case in Decatur, is back in jail on $2.5 million bond. Matthew Anderson, 33, allegedly threatened to kill a witness if he testified.
The Kiwanis Park bike trail from Sunset Ave. to Dipper Lane in Decatur will be closed today. Crews are doing some paving and striping.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois’ corn crop is maturing faster than normal. 81% of the state’s corn is rated as either good or excellent. 75% of Illinois’ soybean crop is also considered good or excellent.
Sangamon County Chief Deputy Coroner, Jim Allmon, says a resident of Rochester found possible human remains over the weekend. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
A parolee who was released from prison in March after serving six months of a six-year sentence, has been arraigned on felony narcotics dealing charges. Decatur Police say Bradley Smith, 24, had 8.7 grams of cocaine and over $400 cash in his possession.
Now through Aug. 30, the Logan County Animal Control in Lincoln is offering reduced pet adoption prices. The adoption price for cats and kittens has been reduced from $85 to $50.
Work on the Chief Illini Trail got some help recently from Shelbyville Eagle Scouts. It took them 3 days to build a 24 foot long, 3 feet wide bridge near the Lone Point recreational area. The old bridge was deteriorating.