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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.



Gavin, Barris Waltonio  Herald & Review

DECATUR --. Barris “Tony” Waltonio Gavin, 45, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, in his residence. Barris was born March 21, 1973, in Decatur ...



5 Questions with ... Abby Helm, Decatur Family YMCA  Herald & Review

Name: Abby Helm. Age: 28. Occupation: Director of development and membership at the Decatur Family YMCA. City of residency: Oakley. For those who haven't ...



GALLERY: 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 ...



Bardfield, Leonard  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Leonard “Len” Bardfield, 79, of Springfield, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.



5 Questions with ... Marc Girdler, writer and Decatur Public Library film curator  Herald & Review

Name: Marc Girdler. Age: 39. Occupation: Writer and film curator for Decatur Public Library. City of residency: Decatur. It's a new year, and that means there's a ...



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.



Julian Judson "Jud" Collins, Jr.  Tulsa World

Julian Judson "Jud" Collins, Jr. of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Oklahoma City, OK, and Hinsdale, IL, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 7, 2019.



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..



5 Questions with ... Julia Roundtree Livingston, Macon County CASA  Herald & Review

Name: Julia Roundtree Livingston. Age: 38. Occupation: Executive director of Macon County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) ...



Decatur high school students explore careers in the skilled trades  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Marley Schoneman already knows what career she'd like to pursue and is preparing now.



New high school schedules possible at Eisenhower, MacArthur  Herald & Review

DECATUR — High school schedules could change for the 2019-20 school year.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dante Ridgeway, Brit Miller highlight latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two Decatur athletes who went on to play in the NFL are among the latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class, released Wednesday.



Setina, Michael T.  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Our husband and father, Michael T. Setina passed away on July 30, 2018 in Decatur, Illinois. He was born on September 24, 1928 to Angela and ...



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.



Football gives MacArthur High School's Demesheo Lovelace focus, release after his father's murder  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Demesheo Lovelace's tears of joy were hard earned.



Schultz, Elizabeth Ann  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Schultz, 95, of Decatur, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at Fair Havens Christian Village.



Miller, Robert Ward  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Robert Ward Miller, 89, of rural Decatur passed away on December 7, 2018 at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth. He was born in Macon ...



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.



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 ...



Living Science farm at Enterprise School helping ag academy take root  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Enterprise School is surrounded by acres of gently rolling ground, and up until very recently, that ground was unused.



Davidson, Jack Page  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jack Page Davidson passed away at home on October 21, 2018, at the age of 88. Jack was born in Decatur Illinois, on August 25, 1930, the son.



Decatur Building and Construction Trades serve community and schools  Herald & Review

DECATUR – About a week before the American Softball Association's men's state tournament at Rotary Park, the Decatur Park District and Decatur Area ...



Affidavit reveals new details in arrest of second Decatur coach  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Friends of the 14-year-old student police said was the victim of indecent solicitation by a Decatur high school basketball coach said she called the ...



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.



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.



Decatur officials defend high schools' place in athletic conference  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — Decatur school officials defended their place in the Central State Eight Conference on Wednesday, the day after the Springfield school board ...



Oakes runs for Decatur school board; Perkins will not run again  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur school board President Dan Oakes filed to run for re-election on Monday.



Murray, Martha W.  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Martha W. Murray, 81, of Decatur died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.



Billy Tyus says he won't apply for Decatur city manager job  Herald & Review

"It was without question the hardest decision that I've ever had to make but I have decided that it would not represent the best fit for my family and I.



Conn: Districts would be fun, but are they worth it?  Herald & Review

Take Illinois' 523 high school football teams, divide them into eight classes by size, then form eight eight-team districts within each of those classes ...



McCormick, Jessie May  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jessie May McCormick, 86, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Fair Havens Christian Village in Decatur..



2 Decatur coaches plead not guilty to sex offenses  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two Decatur high school coaches accused of sex offenses with teenage girls have entered pleas of not guilty in Macon County Circuit Court.



5 Questions with ... Jamie Davis, Decatur Indoor Sports Center manager  Herald & Review

Name: Jamie Davis. Age: 40. Occupation: Decatur Indoor Sports Center manager. City or residency: Decatur. What advice would you give to people looking to ...



Rodgers, Eileen Georgia  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Eileen Georgia Rodgers 100, of Decatur, IL passed away on October 31, 2018, in Imboden Creek Nursing Home. A *service* to celebrate Eileen's ...



Attention parents: Send us your back-to-school photos!  Herald & Review

With kids across Central Illinois headed back to class this week, everyone's taking those great first-day-of-school photos.



WATCH: Philanthropist Darrell Beck inducted into Decatur Hall of Fame  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Darrell Beck, a legendary fundraiser and philanthropist who was dedicated to improving the quality of life in Decatur, was inducted into the ...



Whitney, Genevieve  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Genevieve Howell “Gen” Whitney, 91, of Decatur passed away August 17, 2018 in her home with her family by her side.



Stout, Timothy Alan  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Timothy Alan Stout, 52, of Sorento, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2018) in his home.



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 ...



AREA ROUNDUP: MacArthur volleyball grabs first Central State 8 win  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Improved passing and a big night from Meghan Maxeiner was a step forward for the MacArthur volleyball team on Tuesday.



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 ...



Police: No life-threatening injuries in 2 Decatur crashes  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Emergency crews responded to two unrelated crashes in Decatur on Friday evening less than an hour apart and within two blocks of one another.



Kashefska, Levadora Alta Mary  Herald & Review

NEOGA -- Levadora (Lovie) Alta Mary Kashefska 84, of Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Bloomington and Decatur, Illinois passed away at 3:17 AM, September 23, ...



Decatur high school renovations show what's possible  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 ...



5 Questions with ... Karalee Misner, director of marketing, Decatur Park District  Herald & Review

Name: Karalee Misner. Age: 32. Occupation: Director of marketing, Decatur Park District. City of residency: Decatur. For those who might not be familiar, what ...



🎓 2 doctors, 1 teacher — all educators: Meet the Legacy of Learning honorees  Herald & Review

DECATUR — No profession or community could succeed without those who desire to pass on their knowledge and wisdom for the benefit of others, and this ...



MacArthur boys hang on for win over Normal U-High  Herald & Review

DECATUR — There were no nerves, no feeling that the shot from the left corner would be too big for him.



Decatur area adds 500 nonfarm jobs; unemployment drops to 5.5 percent  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Decatur metropolitan area saw an increase of 500 nonfarm jobs over the past calendar year, according to preliminary data released Thursday ...



Finding his voice: Decatur native, teacher A.D. Carson shares his journey to hip-hop professor  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A.D. Carson was in fourth grade when his teacher gave the class a writing assignment. He asked if he could write his in rhyme, and she agreed.



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.



Read, Danny Ray  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Danny Ray Read, 68, of Decatur departed this life on Friday July 20, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.



IHSA plan would replace football conferences with districts  Herald & Review

BLOOMINGTON — Football teams grouped by geography became a closer reality Wednesday when the Illinois High School Association's Legislative ...



Peck, Robert  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Robert Peck, 86, of Decatur, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, Illinois.



Allen, Edward R.  Herald & Review

CLINTON -- Edward R. Allen, 79, of LaGrange, GA died Monday July 30, 2018 at the home of his daughter Heather in Hudson, MA. He was born in Clinton, ...



Patton, Greg  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Greg “GP” Patton, 63, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:27 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.



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 ...



U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kayla Taylor-Love to retire  Herald & Review

U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Kayla Taylor-Love will retire on Nov 2, 2018 after 21 years of dedicated *service* to her country. As a healthcare administrator, she ...



U.S. 36 bridge work in Harristown to finish Nov. 16  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Crews replacing a U.S. 36 bridge deck over U.S. 51 in Harristown will finish by its scheduled completion date of Nov. 16, according to the Illinois ...



Wolken, Stuart A.  Herald & Review

OREANA -- Stuart A. “Stu” Wolken, 83 of Oreana, Illinois departed to be with Jesus from his residence on Friday, July 20, 2018. A funeral *service* to celebrate ...



Peoria school district settles lawsuit in case of sex assault by Decatur woman  Herald & Review

PEORIA — The Peoria Public School district has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a teenage boy who was the victim of a sexual assault by a.



What's driving 106-year-old Heinkel's biggest business in 2018? It's not what you think.  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The 106-year-old Heinkel's Packing Co., operating from its North 22nd Street facilities since 1945, has doubled its volume of business in the last ...



5 Questions with ... Jeanne Stahlheber, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois  Herald & Review

Name: Jeanne Stahlheber. Age: 58. Occupation: Chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois. City of residency: Decatur. What's new at ...



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.



Former Decatur basketball star pleads not guilty to drug charges  Herald & Review

DECATUR – A former Decatur high school basketball star is pleading not guilty to possession of more than 70 grams of heroin with intent to sell.



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.



Meet 2 outstanding Decatur Public Schools alumni, Educator of the Year  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Gianina Taylor Baker wanted to be a medical doctor from her earliest memory.



Jarod Oldham returns to Decatur to make a difference  WAND

DECATUR -- Jarod Oldham has checked virtually every box you can check as a basketball player: a star at Eisenhower, a star for Division-I Buffalo, a pro player ...



Millikin No. 9 Midwest university in latest U.S. News rankings  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Millikin University is No. 9 in the Midwest in the latest Best College rankings by U.S. News and World Report, moving up two spots from a year ago.



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 teacher accused of sex with students gets charges thrown out as unconstitutional  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. - A judge threw out two charges against Carrie Witt, who was facing potential prison time for allegedly having sex with two students between 16 ...



High School Teacher Injured Trying to Break Up a Fight Between Students  FOX Illinois

A Decatur High School teacher is recovering from injuries when trying to break up a fight.The school system says a fight broke out between five students ...



5 questions with ... Colin Bonner, director of MidState Soccer Club  Herald & Review

Name: Colin Bonner. Age: 37. Occupation: Director of MidState Soccer Club. Lives in: Decatur. MidState made its first appearance in the Midwest regional of the ...



More kids are vaping. The FDA is spending $60 million to change that  Herald & Review

DECATUR — For retailers, they say one of the advantages of vaping is that the battery-powered devices are a way for addicts of traditional cigarettes to wean off ...



Decatur teacher arrested on charges of having sex with 2 students  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Decatur Police arrested Carrie Cabri Witt, 42, and charged her with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant ...



Illinois education officials eager to see state funding progress with new formula  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — Central Illinois school officials are relieved to see bipartisan support of a new state budget that includes $350 million in additional funding for ...



The median annual salary for this job is $42,480. So why can't Central Illinois companies fill them?  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A growing shortage of truck drivers in the United States is being met with increased recruiting and hiring efforts in the Decatur region to help bridge ...



5 Questions with ... Steve John, executive director of Agricultural Watershed Institute  Herald & Review

Name: Steve John. Age: 70. Occupation: Executive director of Agricultural Watershed Institute. Lives in: Decatur. What should people know about the Agricultural ...



Decatur basketball star facing felony charge can play in Germany, judge says  Herald & Review

DECATUR — In an unusual move and over prosecutors' objections, a judge is allowing a former Decatur high school basketball star facing felony drug charges ...



5 Questions with ... Tara Nickerson, general manager of the Cromwell Radio Group  Herald & Review

Name: Tara Nickerson. Age: 41. Occupation: General manager of the Cromwell Radio Group in Decatur. City of residency: Bethany. What's your favorite part ...



Kindred: 'GP' leaves lasting impact on BHS, community  Bloomington Pantagraph

Dazon Farris remembers the chats. Farris would head to the room where Greg Patton taught criminal justice at Bloomington High School, knowing Patton had a ...



Lakeview, MacArthur planning reunions  Herald & Review

Lakeview High School's Class of 1977 will meet for their 40th reunion on July 14 and 15. An anonymous donor has arranged for a pizza and salad bar ...



Macon County Illini: A list of athletes from Macon County who played at the U of I  Herald & Review

Macon County has a rich athletic tradition and a large Fighting Illini fandom. Sometimes those two have mixed, with Macon County athletes playing at Illinois.



Ready to graduate, Johns Hill alumni walk the halls one last time  Herald & Review

DECATUR – High school seniors who went to Johns Hill Magnet School took a trip down memory lane on Tuesday.



How would the Illinois attorney general candidates address the opioid crisis? We asked, they answered.  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The next attorney general's position on combating the opioid epidemic could play a role not only in state efforts but also the response from ...



Never too early to start talking Turkey  Herald & Review

DECATUR – It occupies five days of our sports calendar each November, sandwiched around Thanksgiving Day like a few slices of roasted bird tucked between ...



Work to transform Decatur high school buildings under way  Herald & Review

DECATUR — More than three years have passed since the first meeting of the High School Task Force at Eisenhower High School in February 2009.



AnnaBelle Bachman  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

AnnaBelle Bachman, 97, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Waterloo, passed away on Wednesday, 25 July. She was born July 21, 1921 to Otto William Murrell and ...



#TogetherDecatur: Celebrating 100 reasons to love our region | Life & People | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

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 region — and ...



PHOTOS: Decatur favorites demolished | History Photo Galleries  Herald & Review

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Illini football unveils new uniform designs  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois football team unveiled a new look for the 2018 football season Friday.



4 inmates hospitalized at Macon County Jail after prisoner smuggles in drugs  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Four inmates in the Macon County Jail were hospitalized after taking the illegal drugs another inmate smuggled inside concealed within his ...



Rauner signs full state budget for the first time in his term  Herald & Review

CHICAGO — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed into law a $38.5 billion spending plan for state government, approving a full budget on time for ...



Scholz, once Illini's leading scorer, dies at 67 | Sports | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Dave Scholz, who was a Runnin' Reds basketball star during his Decatur high school days and who left the University of Illinois as the school's ...



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