The 3rd Annual Mega Recycling Event will be held Sat. on the campus of Richland Community College in Decatur from 9 to noon. On site document shredding will also be available.
A Taylorville woman encountered three deer while she was driving on County Hwy. 12 just west of Pana. Michelle Becker, 27, avoided two deer but couldn’t avoid a third. She wasn’t hurt, but the left front of her SUV was damaged.
Weather permitting, tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse will be viewable from the greater Decatur area. It begins at 4:36 tomorrow afternoon and ends at sunset, around 6.
City Council plans a study session about Decatur’s noise ordinance. You can get a ticket if your music can be heard 75 feet from your car, and your car can be towed for the first violation. There’s also hundreds of dollars in fees.
There’s over $9 million in unclaimed proberty in Macon County — is some of it yours? Find out Fri. at Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s I-Cash event at Evergreen Place in Decatur from 12:30 to 2. Rutherford will be there at 1.
The Logan County Board has notified Lincoln City Council that the annual rent for the Safety Complex will go to $35,000 — a 16% increase. It’s now just over $30,000 a year. Expect more discussion.
The Taylorville City Council voted 4 to 4 this week to allow the Fire Department ambulance to be a choice for 911 callers. Mayor Greg Brotherton broke the tie, voting no, defeating the proposal.
Event rates at the Mount Zion Convention Center will be a bit pricier after Jan. 1. The Mount Zion Board of Trustees approved the new rates — some increasing by $100, others by $210.
The MidState Soccer Club in Decatur will hold a co-ed 3 against 3 league at the DISC, Saturdays, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13. The league is for ages 7 to 14.
USPS is accepting applications for temporary mail handlers for the holiday season. The spots are at Springfield’s Processing and Distribution Center. Apply online through Thurs. at usps.com/employment.