This Sat. afternoon at 1:30, the Macon County History Museumin Decatur will host guest speaker Scott Rueter who will discuss medieval through WWII era arms and armor. He’ll also share his experience in Renaissance Fairs.
The southbound turn lanes across the railroad tracks to Brush College Rd. on Faries Pkwy. is closed through tomorrow afternoon around 3. Canadian National is doing track repair.
Another mural will be painted in Decatur over the Labor Day weekend on the west side of the building at 11 East Main St. It’ll celebrate Decatur’s the area’s connection between the Decatur Staleys and Chicago Bears football teams.
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust could relocate to its new banking center on W. Center St. in Monticello as early as Nov — originally the date was Jan. Construction has been moving right along.
If you celebrate a little too much during the Lincoln Balloon Festival this weekend, call Safe Ride for a free ride home. Don’t drink and drive — ask your server for a Safe Ride ticket.
Issues surrounding homelessness in Macon County will be discussed at the Homeless Council Continuum of Care Advisory Council Meeting, Thurs. Sept. 10, at 1:30. It’ll be held at the Homeward Bound Office on E. Clay in Decatur.
Bridge replacement work to the US RTE 51 NORTHBOUND Bridge is underway. Northbound and southbound traffic will use the SOUTHBOUND US 51 bridge over Lake Decatur. Slow down, and expect delays.
The unemployment rate fell in all Illinois metro areas in July. Comparing July 2014 to now, Decatur went from 8.8% to 7.2′ Champaign-Urbana went from 6.6% to 5%, and Springfield 7.1 to 6.4%.
The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Breakfast this coming Wed. morning from 7 to 8 at the Decatur Club. Patrick Johnson, from Westwood Professional Services, will be the featured speaker.
The outside driving lane from the 200 block of West Wood St, to the alley beside 151 West Wood in Decatur, is closed until around 5 this afternoon. Crews are doing some concrete work.