Mega Recycling Event Tomorrow

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.

Salvation Army’s School for Cooks

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.

Cheetah Dies at Scovill Zoo

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.

Lanes Closed in Decatur Due to Mowing

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.