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DECATUR — The Board of Education on Tuesday voted to increase property taxes to fund a building program estimated to cost at least $55 million.
Pritzker signs law eliminating 'basic skills' test for prospective teachers Herald & Review
DECATUR — Prospective teachers are no longer required to take the test of basic skills to receive a Professional Educator License in Illinois.
Richard Eugene Oyler | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Richard Eugene “Rick” Oyler, 60, of Decatur died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. *Service* to celebrate ...
Margaret Mary Gist | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Margaret Mary Gist, 92, of Decatur died Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Remember this? 21 photos of Decatur high school activities through the years Herald & Review
1984: Eisenhower High School's girls bowling team was 11th in the state tournament after an 11-1 record during the regular season. Eisenhower won the ...
Nine Decatur high school students embark on careers at CAT. Here's how the program works. Herald & Review
DECATUR — Cerenity Jackson had no idea what she wanted to do after graduating high school.
5 questions with ... Heather Purdeu, a zookeeper at Scovill Zoo Herald & Review
Name: Heather Purdeu. Occupation: Zookeeper/Zoo registrar. City of residence: Decatur. 1. What got you interested in working at a zoo, and what sort of ...
Decatur High School state basketball champions headline latest Hall of Fame class Herald & Review
DECATUR — One of the great early March Madness dynasties will be honored in the first Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.
Fertile ground: Decatur high school ag academy students spend their day down on the farm Herald & Review
DECATUR — Decatur students touring a local farm Tuesday had the opportunity to witness the various school subjects used on a working farm, including ...
Check out the latest Hall of Fame class headlined by the Decatur High School state basketball champions Herald & Review
One of the great early March Madness dynasties will be honored in the first Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.
Decatur using feeder programs to build up wrestling at high school level Herald & Review
DECATUR — For years, Decatur high school wrestling has had one arm pinned behind itself.
Here's a list of all the members of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Herald & Review
Kenny Barnes (Stephen Decatur, 1962); Marsha Bond (MacArthur, 1980); Hubie Carter (Eisenhower, 1972); Wayne Dunning (Lakeview, 1979); Penny Hammel ...
Phase II of Decatur schools' facilities plan aims to cut down Dennis waitlist, expand Montessori programs Herald & Review
Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the Decatur School District's facilities plan. Read part one here.
Decatur man arrested in assault during Eisenhower High School soccer game Herald & Review
DECATUR — A Decatur man was arrested after police say he yelled at the referee during a Decatur high school soccer game, invaded the field and knocked a ...
Marcus Phillips, Decatur High state title teams part of latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class Herald & Review
DECATUR — By the time Marcus Phillips was dominating at the state track meet for MacArthur in 1992, he'd already competed in some high-pressure meets.
Decatur elementary students will be graded differently this year. Here's what it means for parents. Herald & Review
DECATUR — Parents and students in Decatur School District's elementary schools will see a new grading system in August.
Decatur schools now have a barn for their agriculture program. Here's how it went up. Herald & Review
DECATUR — When Mary Anderson gets ready in the morning, she's dressed for the day.
100 Reasons: Stephen Decatur High School had large presence Herald & Review
Editor's note: The Herald & Review each day is listing a reason the Decatur region is loved. We're profiling people, places and history that are special to our ...
Tentative plan: Combine 2 Decatur middle schools by August Herald & Review
DECATUR — Two public middle schools could be combined in one renovated building by August under a tentative timeline for the Decatur School District's ...
In 1st year, Decatur FFA program already attracting national recognition Herald & Review
DECATUR — Decatur's high schools have only had FFA chapters since the beginning of the school year, but already the students are old hands.
During Illinois teacher shortage, Decatur and other districts turn to long-term substitutes Herald & Review
DECATUR — Jorden Bell describes the Rev. Wayne Dunning as the best teacher he's ever had.
Latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class to be inducted at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur game Herald & Review
DECATUR — The sixth class of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur varsity boys ...
From the Archives: Recognize anyone? 42 high school basketball photos Herald & Review
Basketball season is underway! So why not take a trip down memory lane with these 42 high school basketball photos from our archives!
Decatur schools superintendent given 3 percent raise | Education Herald & Review
DECATUR – The Decatur school board discussed next steps in the construction projects on the drawing board for reconfiguring the district buildings at its ...
Speaking up: Decatur student ambassadors bring issues to school board Herald & Review
DECATUR — Londarius Hayes wanted to be a student ambassador so he could speak for his Eisenhower High School peers.
New high school schedules possible at Eisenhower, MacArthur Herald & Review
DECATUR — High school schedules could change for the 2019-20 school year.
Decatur's Ag Academy continues practical lessons in second semester Herald & Review
DECATUR — Capriece Walker is a senior at Eisenhower High School and a little disappointed that she's not going to be around to see all the things planned for ...
Judge grants sentencing delay for former Decatur basketball star so he can finish degree Herald & Review
DECATUR — Lewis Jackson, a former Decatur high school basketball star, was told by a judge Tuesday he could finish up his master's degree before he is due ...
Decatur basketball star recommended for prison boot camp Herald & Review
DECATUR — Former Decatur high school basketball star Lewis Jackson IV was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to a drug charge, ...
Amid statewide teacher shortage, Decatur schools get a jump on seeking new hires Herald & Review
DECATUR — After an on-the-spot interview Wednesday morning, Taylor Edwards walked away with two job offers, both from Decatur elementary schools.
Looking back: Decatur-area history photos from October Herald & Review
Take a look back with our History Corner photos from October!
Alumni Tuesday: Decatur Public Schools HOF class | Sports WAND
Meet the members of the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame's Fall 2018 induction class in this week's edition of Alumni Tuesday! Please enjoy this transcript ...
'You have to try it,' MacArthur's MyShaun Dozier not letting anything slow him down Herald & Review
DECATUR — There are a few certainties that Denita Mathews knows about her grandson, MyShaun Dozier.
Decatur school security officer arrested, accused of sexually abusing Eisenhower student Herald & Review
DECATUR — A Decatur School District security officer is facing a preliminary charge of the criminal sexual abuse of an Eisenhower High School student.
Hard-hitting MacArthur junior Jeffery Wells reeling in Division I offers Herald & Review
DECATUR — When Jeffery Wells played his first MacArthur varsity football game as a sophomore two years ago he was still relatively new to the game.
High School Reunions: Bethany 1978; Stephen Decatur 1968 and 1978, Decatur High 1957, Mount Zion 1968, Lakeview 1968 Herald & Review
BETHANY — Bethany High School class of 1978 reunion will begin 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in The Depot, Bethany. All alumni are invited to attend after 7 p.m..
Meet the October 2018 Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame Class Herald & Review
Brit Miller racked up 1,103 yards rushing and 14 TD as a junior quarterback and 1,199 yards and 14 touchdowns splitting time at quarterback and running back ...
5 things to know about the $55 million Decatur Public Schools facilities plan Herald & Review
The Decatur Board of Education on Thursday afternoon heard a proposed timeline and more details for its $55 million plan to revamp district facilities.
Decatur city council OKs farm animals for ag academy, $389707 lake parking lot project Herald & Review
DECATUR — Small farm animals like alpacas and sheep will soon be kept on 15 acres of land near Enterprise Elementary School after city council members ...
High school students explore in-demand healthcare careers during expo at Richland Herald & Review
DECATUR — A popular request from Santa Claus in the 1970s was a game called Operation.
Clock runs out on Basketball Museum of Illinois in Pontiac Herald & Review
PONTIAC — The expression is "money talks." Turns out a lack of it speaks pretty clearly, too.
Meet the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class of 2018 Herald & Review
Two Decatur athletes who went on to play in the NFL are among the latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class, released Wednesday.
Brandon Marquette Hayes | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Brandon Marquette Hayes, 38, of Decatur, passed away on June 29, 2019 at The University Chicago Center for Care and Discovery.
Charles Douglas Beams | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Charles Douglas Beams, 64, passed away at home on Monday May 20th 2019. He was born and raised in Decatur,Illinois. After graduating from ...
MacArthur High School's drumline carries on musical tradition Herald & Review
DECATUR – Some of the cadences played by the MacArthur High School drumline date back years.
Decatur school board chooses design, contracting firms for $60 million building renovations Herald & Review
DECATUR — School board members signed off Tuesday on a design team and contractor for an estimated $59.8 million project to renovate seven schools, part ...
Gallery: 7 Decatur buildings that are no longer here Herald & Review
Dante's Italian Village was at 745 E. Cerro Gordo St., in the former Kraft Hotel. It closed in 1975. A fire gutted the structure in 1987. Click here for more about the ...
GALLERY: Life in Decatur in the 1970s | State and Regional | herald-review.com Herald & Review
1970: Carl Hubbell, Hall of Fame pitcher and director of the San Francisco Giants' farm system, was in Decatur to look over the Commodores. A couple of ...
Decatur high school seniors explore careers through hands-on internships Herald & Review
DECATUR — Seven Sassano knows she wants to become a lawyer, so when she applied for the Decatur School District's internship program, her choice was ...
Michael Dean Force | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Michael Dean Force, 76, of Decatur, Illinois passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Decatur high school renovations show what's possible - News The State Journal-Register
DECATUR -- As the Springfield School District embarks on a comprehensive plan to update its facilities, renovations to Decatur's two high schools offer a ...
Mary Dianne Ford | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Mary Dianne Ford, 69, of Decatur, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Star-studded class: Former NFL players Brit Miller, Dante Ridgeway highlight Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class Herald & Review
DECATUR — Dante Ridgeway and Brit Miller excelled on the high school football field, were even better in college, played in the NFL, and are now back in ...
Trade unions introduce their careers to Decatur middle school students Herald & Review
DECATUR — Caleb Taylor is a third-generation union laborer and loves what he does, and loves to tell kids about it.
TUPPER: Behold, the glorious return of Friday night football Herald & Review
We in Central Illinois love a good party and we prove it by showing up in waves anytime someone advertises music, food, drink and a reason to turn up the.
Ann Northcutt Shellabarger | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Ann Northcutt (Cline) Shellabarger, 98, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Ruth Lois Karloski | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Ruth Lois Karloski, 90, of Decatur and Carlinville died on Tuesday afternoon, 21 May 2019, at Heritage Health in Carlinville.
Allen S. Young | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
FORSYTH -- Allen S. Young 75, of Forsyth passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born August 14, 1943 ...
Eisenhower students with disabilities find peace, fun in weekly yoga practice Herald & Review
DECATUR — The health benefits of yoga are well-documented.
In Decatur, Catholic Schools Week honors the intersection of education and faith Herald & Review
DECATUR — A fifth-grader at St. Patrick Catholic School, Claire Parrish describes it as a friendly and happy environment.
Decatur city crews repairing sinkhole at Grand and Main Herald & Review
DECATUR — City crews patched what they thought was a pothole at West Grand Avenue and North Main Street in Decatur, only to have the asphalt sink in ...
Rhoades, Brian Christopher | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Brian Christopher Rhoades, 41, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his residence.
Meet the Decatur Public Schools teacher recognized by Apple for how he uses technology to reach kids Herald & Review
DECATUR — A traditional lesson plan for a kindergarten class might involve working on concepts like counting to ten.
Planned Parenthood teen sexual health campaign comes to Decatur Herald & Review
DECATUR — A Planned Parenthood of Illinois initiative developed in Chicago has made its way to Decatur, offering local teenagers an opportunity to learn ...
Steven Leonard Long | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Steven Leonard Long, 57, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from complications following a stroke, at Melech Hospice House in Temple ...
Margaret Pauline Carter | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
LITCHFIELD -- Margaret Pauline Carter, 95, of Litchfield, IL, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sun., Apr. 28, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy ...
4 candidates file petitions to run for Decatur school board in 2019 Herald & Review
DECATUR — Three new candidates and one incumbent are vying for spots on the Decatur Board of Education in next year's election.
Nicole Bateman: Be proud to tell Decatur's comeback story Herald & Review
Some may call it real talk. Limitless Decatur & Macon County is giving it to you straight, no fluff, simple messages that are easy to remember. We're asking our ...
Decatur school building recommendations made | Education | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Decatur School District officials are considering several recommendations for changes to Decatur school buildings.
William E. "Bill" Heer | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — William E. “Bill” Heer, age 95, of Decatur, IL, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his residence.
5 Questions with ... Bailey Broderick, Decatur IL Moms and Decatur Memorial Hospital Herald & Review
Name: Bailey Broderick. Age: 34. Occupation: Creator of Decatur IL Moms, mom of three and marketing specialist at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Downtown Stephen Decatur's last group of grads still meet after 40 years Herald & Review
DECATUR – The Class of 1975 of Stephen Decatur High School will be celebrating their 40th anniversary next weekend.
'Decatur is safer than ...' billboards taken down | Local | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Billboards put up by the group Limitless Decatur-Macon County saying the city is safer than Springfield and Champaign have been taken down.
Member of Decatur Seven elected to school board that once expelled him Chicago Tribune
Courtney Carson has moved from national symbol to local reverend. Next month he is expected to take his place on the school board that expelled him in 1999.
Mary Margaret Mills | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Mary Margaret (Kramer) Mills, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Fair Havens Christian Village.
Norma Jean Mowry | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR — Norma Jean (Deakins) Mowry, age 87, of Decatur, surrounded with family and dear friend Helen Pumphrey by her side, departed from her earthly ...
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Who do you recognize? A look at Decatur-area graduation ceremonies through the years Herald & Review
Time to don caps and gowns and collect those hard-earned diplomas. Revisit graduations in the Decatur area through the years.
Gail Louise Kidd | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Gail Louise Kidd, 47, of Decatur died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on April 9, 2019.
Jobs Expo offers one-stop applications for high school students Herald & Review
DECATUR — Makayla Busby plans to become a pediatrician, so when the Eisenhower High School senior walked into the school's Jobs Expo she spotted ...
ADM planning early retirements, possible job cuts at North American operations Herald & Review
DECATUR — Archer Daniels Midland Co. will be seeking voluntary early retirements and may eliminate individual jobs as part of a restructuring in parts of the ...
For Decatur public schools, a focus on changing the perception Herald & Review
When Aaron and Abi McIntosh moved from rural Weldon with their two daughters, they heard all kinds of comments about Decatur public schools.
5 questions with ... Lindsay Hale, new assistant principal at Hope Academy Herald & Review
What will be your duties with in your new position? The position is going to assist with curriculum and instructional needs within the building. I will facilitate ...
Decatur high school students log volunteer hours | Education Herald & Review
DECATUR — Meire Taylor already has more than 100 volunteer hours logged, but he's always up for more.
Floyd H. Zerfowski | Obituaries | herald-review.com Herald & Review
DECATUR -- Floyd H. Zerfowski was the oldest living retiree, retiring in 1970, from the Decatur Police Department, who passed away in his home on May 5, ...
After 11 years in Decatur, Boys & Girls Club leader Bruce Jeffery celebrated for contributions Herald & Review
DECATUR — Some of the children who looked up to Bruce Jeffery when he started mentoring them at the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur are adults now.
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eisenhower posts Central State 8 win against Springfield Southeast Herald & Review
DECATUR — The Eisenhower girls basketball team made its home debut under coach Johnell Evans and opened Central State 8 play with a 69-52 win against ...
Decatur Public Schools send off 480 graduates | Education | herald-review.com Herald & Review
Decatur Public Schools celebrated the graduation of 480 students on Saturday from MacArthur and Eisenhower High Schools.
Then & Now: Follow Decatur through the lens of time Herald & Review
Our surroundings change in such subtle ways every day, we probably don't think much is different where we live, work and play. Years later, we imagine that ...
Rules changes could be coming in high school basketball Herald & Review
DECATUR — Basketball is back and will look much the same as did last year.
Decatur schools' assistant superintendent Michael Dugan leaving for northern Illinois district Herald & Review
DECATUR – Michael Dugan has been named superintendent of the Hononegah High School district, pending board approval at its June 20 meeting.
'There's always going to be a job': Richland truck driver training a fast track to employment Herald & Review
DECATUR — One of the tests to get a commercial driver's license is to parallel-park a semitruck.
Lessons from John Regan, a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur founder, who turns 108 next month Herald & Review
DECATUR — The seeds of what became the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur were planted six decades ago.
The Lincolns visit Central A&M as part of Civil War study Herald & Review
DECATUR – When watching Michael Krebs and Debra Miller portray Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, it's easy to get lost in time.
2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review | Crime and Courts Herald & Review
Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is ...
School spirit: Community cares for trophies, memories of former Lovington High School Herald & Review
LOVINGTON — The annexation of Lovington High School by the Arthur School District was emotional for Lovington, as it is for most communities when schools ...
Judge allows Decatur coach accused of sex offenses to have contact with child relatives Herald & Review
DECATUR — Dylan W. Nunn, who coached in a Decatur high school and is pleading not guilty to sex offenses involving a student, had his bond modified ...
Billy Tyus says he won't apply for Decatur city manager job Herald & Review
DECATUR — Interim City Manager Billy Tyus has decided not to apply for the top administrative post of the city government, citing family reasons. "It was without ...
1999: Expulsion issue broadens - Felony charges filed; release of video dismays prosecutor Herald & Review
DECATUR - Four adults and five juveniles were charged Tuesday with felony mob action in connection with a Sept. 17 fight during a football game at ...
Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame coming to life Herald & Review
If Decatur high school students ever wanted to know some of the great athletes of the past, they soon will have the information at their fingertips. Literally.
One year into a trade war with China, Illinois whiskey, soybeans and metal still caught in the crossfire Herald & Review
CHICAGO — It's been just over a year since President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, setting off a cascade of retaliatory ...
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