Illinois conducted a statewide tornado drill this week as part ot National Severe Preparedness Week. A Severe Storm Preparedness Day will be held at Taylorville City Hall next Thurs. morning at 9:30.
Six possible sites for a new Monticello High School will be discussed at a special school board meeting next Mon. at 6 at the high school. Another item is the possibility of a self-funded health insurance plan for school employees.
Lack of a quorum at the Piatt County Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 26 meeting left items for their next meeting. Joel Ripper, of White Heath, is asking for a Special Use Permit to sell guns and ammo out of his home.
Decatur Public Schools will hold a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the newly renovated MacArthur High School March 26. For the latest district news, go to dps61.org.
Senate Democratic lawmakers in Illinois say they have a plan that would use $580 million in special funds to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole in the state’s budget. Senate Republicans say the plan is a “half-hearted” attempt at a fix.
Renovations at Lincoln Land Community College are running right on time. Scott Stallman, Executive Director of the Taylorville campus of LLCC says when done, the school will have a state-of-the-art Mac computer lab.
Illinois has a nearly $130,000 contract with a Globetrotters Engineer to evaluate the closed, taxpayer-owned Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville. The company will take a look at what it could cost to make repairs and reopen the resort.
All during March, Millikin University will host a number of events celebrating Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “In Her Shoes: Stories of Women in our Community.” The Kick Off Event is this evening at 6 in the Lower Richards Treat University Center.
What was the top consumer complaint from Illinois residents last year. Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, says over 3,600 folks complained the most about — consumer debt. Identity theft came in a close second.
Decatur has a new city manager. Tim Gleason will be officially appointed at City Council’s March 16 meeting. He’s currently City Administrator in Washington, Illinois. Gleason starts his new job March 23.