Settling a battle over the landfill in DeWitt County. The county board approves a deal with Clinton Landfill. The company agrees to pay the county unpaid fees…just over a million dollars and the company will not put dangerous PCB’s — an industrial waste — in the landfill.
The Macon County Conservation District is offering a special canoe trip down a portion of the Sangamon River on May 2 from 10 to 1. Space is limited to 7 canoes. Pre-register by May 1 at maconcountyconservation.org.
The American Chemical Society’s Project SEED summer research program has awarded Millikin University $7,000 in fellowship funds. Another $500 came from the Decatur-Springfield ACS Chapter.
The outside southbound lane of the 2400 block of South Franklin St. Rd. in Decatur has been closed all week for water main repair. Your ride home should be clear sailing — the road should reopen around 3 this afternoon.
The Decatur Public School District 61 BOE will hold a Special Called Open Session Meeting Mon. afternoon at 5 to reorganize the Board of Education. It’ll be held in the 1st floor board room in the Keil Administration Building.
The Decatur Park District is partnering with Ameren Illinois to build a new playground at the 31st St. Park. Ameren volunteers will help build playground equipment.
South Willow St. in Decatur, from Lincoln Park Dr. to 750 South Willow, has been closed while crews have been working under the roadway. It’ll reopen at around 4 this afternoon — just in time for your ride home.
Unemployment dropped in March in each of Illinois’ metro areas for the 13th straight month. Jobs were added in eight of 14 regions — there was a drop in the number of jobs in Decatur.
County Clerks are scrambling to get ready for a special primary and general election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. Sangamon and Logan County clerks need new software for the elections — and a short time to get it.
In Urbana, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Illinois on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses. Part of a campaign to prevent assaults on campuses announced by the President last year.