The 4th Annual Mega Recycling Event is tomorrow 9 to 1, at Progress City in Decatur. Get rid of everything from electronics to passenger car tires. On-site paper shredding will also be available.
The 3800 block of East Fitzgerald Rd. in Decatur, between Fontaine Dr. and Baltimore Rd, will be closed this morning until around 1 this afternoon. Crews are doing ditching work.
The Decatur Salvation Army’s School for Cooks is an 8 week program that teaches homeless and low income persons the basics of cooking to help them get into the food service industry. The class starts in the Salvation Army kitchen Oct. 7.
No park referendum question on the March ballot for Monticello voters, but a Nov. 2016 ballot issue is still an option — although it’s far from being a sure thing.
Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center welcomes vocal group m-pact tomorrow afternoon at 2. Tickets are $15 to $20 for adults — $5 for school age children. You can get tickets online at kirklandfinearts.com.
Illinois led the nation last year in creating jobs through historic preservation efforts with 11,900. Pennsylvania was second on the list, having created 7,700 jobs.
Runako the cheetah who lived at Scovill Zoo in Decatur for more than 10 years, died this week. Zoo director, Ken Frye, says the cheetah suffered from kidney failure and had to be euthanized. Runako was 13½ years old.
Weather permitting, the outer northbound and outer southbound lanes of IL Rte 121/North 22nd St. in Decatur, under the Garfield Ave. railroad trestle, will be closed this morning through around 2 this afternoon. Crews will be out mowing.
When the Big Blue Football team will takes on North Central College Sat. at 6 at Frank Lindsay Field, it’ll be something special. It’s the first Homecoming night game in MU’s history.
The Decatur Salvation Army has chosen Police Chief Brad Sweeney and his wife, Brigid, as this year’s Honorary Co-Chairs for its Tree of Lights Campaign. It’ll run Nov. 5 through Dec. 24.