Settlement In Landfill Dispute

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.

Sangamon River Canoe Trips

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

MU Receives Fellowship Funding

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.

Decatur BOE to Hold Special Open Meeting

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.

Biden Speaks In Urban On Campus Assaults

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.