Baby, It’s Cold Outside
The average statewide temperature this winter was 20.8 degrees — that’s 8.2 degrees below average. This winter was the fourth coldest in Illinois. The coldest winter was in 1977.
Man Already in Prison Charged with Child Porn
Five years after Jeffrey Sollman, 43, beat his 6-month-old son to death, he pleaded guilty in Decatur this week to possessing child porn. Sollman is serving a 14-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter.
Police Gearing Up for Prom Season
Prom season is on the way — Macon County Sheriffs and Decatur PD will be conducting alcohol compliance checks to make sure businesses aren’t selling booze to anyone underage.
Shelbyville Man Charged with Burglary
A Shelbyville man, Jordan Brown, 19, has been charged with burglary and is scheduled to appear in court today. Around 50 vehicle break-ins were reported in Shelbyville last weekend.
Decatur Street Closure
The 2900 block of East Main St. at the 100 block of South 29th St. in Decatur will be closed from 9 to noon today. Crews are changing out air eliminator valves on Sanitary Sewer.
Police Discover Man had Outstanding Warrant
When Champaign police stopped Arsenio Carter, 26, for a traffic violation, they discovered he had an outstanding warrant. Carter was wanted in connection with a mugging on the UI campus last summer.