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Bilal A. Salaam  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Bilal A. Salaam (Floyd Herschel Softley Abel), 78, of Decatur, Illinois, passed September 13, 2019.



Police: Eisenhower High School secretary charged with sexually assaulting student  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A secretary at Eisenhower High School in Decatur is facing a preliminary charge of criminal sexual assault after police said she had intercourse ...



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 ...



GALLERY: Recognize anyone? A look at Eisenhower High School students through the years  Herald & Review

1991: Jacquie James, center, of Eisenhower High School and Chris Wood, left, of Door County, Wis., rehearse the song 'Sweet Georgia Brown' with other high ...



5 questions with ... Amy Zahm-Duncheon, Eisenhower High School principal  Herald & Review

Name: Amy Zahm-Duncheon. Occupation: Eisenhower High School principal. Where she lives: Decatur. What is your background in teaching and being an ...



PHOTOS: Life skills classes learn yoga at Eisenhower High School  Herald & Review

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Students Talaa Jenkins, left, and Emya Woods do the cobra pose with assistance from instructor Ashley Krstulovich during ...



Ted Lee Thimens  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Our beloved Ted Lee Thimens, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Aug. 18, 2019 in his home.



Decatur schools consider possible future needs after current facilities plan is complete  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 and part two here.



Restoring the roar: Eisenhower football building from the ground up  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Steve Thompson got in the storage closet and wheeled a downtrodden, damaged panther statue up a hill and sat it in front of the concession ...



New law, signed by Pritzker in Decatur, requires high-school students to complete FAFSA  Herald & Review

DECATUR — High school students in Illinois will now be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to graduate, thanks to a bill signed by ...



Man arrested after altercation at Eisenhower High School game  newschannel20.com

A Decatur man is facing charges after an alleged altercation at a local soccer game. According to a sworn statement, Jesus M. Rivera-Sanchez was at an ...



Police: Two 18-year-old women arrested after altercation at Eisenhower High School  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Police said two 18-year-old women were arrested Thursday after an Eisenhower High School student said they punched and kicked her during ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Decatur school secretary pleads not guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A secretary at Eisenhower High School in Decatur is pleading not guilty to charges that she had sex with a 17-year-old male student.



'The power of love': Decatur special education students celebrate graduation  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Linda Taylor calls her son, Lawrence, her “miracle baby.”



Why won't grass grow on Eisenhower's football field? Decatur schools hire consultant to find out.  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Chicago consultant has been hired by the Decatur School District to study ongoing drainage issues with the Eisenhower High School football ...



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 ...



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 ...



Decatur school board OKs option to sue Eisenhower football field builder  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Decatur School District can sue the subcontractor that installed the new Eisenhower High School athletic field, which has experienced ...



Eisenhower reprinting yearbook after wheelchair athlete named 'most accident prone'  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Decatur School District will reprint 100 Eisenhower High School yearbooks after a student who uses a wheelchair was named “most accident ...



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!



Eisenhower High School transformed into state-of-the-art facility  Herald & Review

DECATUR — It has been a long process since the first High School Task Force meeting in February 2009.



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.



High school football: Central Illinois Conference bullies have a new challenger this year  Herald & Review

For the time since the Central Illinois Conference's opening season in 2014, there may be a team ready to challenge the big two.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Police: MacArthur High School student arrested after social media threat  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A juvenile girl was arrested Tuesday on a preliminary charge of disorderly conduct after a social media post threatening the safety of students and ...



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 ...



Back to School Bash draws big crowd at Eisenhower  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Zinda James leaned on the rail just in front of the concession stands at Eisenhower High School and overlooked the gym, which was occupied by ...



Coaches charged with sex crimes against teens enter pleas  WAND

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Two school coaches accused of making sexual advances toward teens have entered not guilty pleas. Macon County court records ...



Cameron Rowe, R.J. Walker and Brylan Phillips lead Eisenhower into the Turkey Tournament  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Eisenhower basketball coach Rodney Walker loves to talk about this year's Panthers team.



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 ...



Student arrested after bomb threat at Eisenhower High School; no explosives found  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Police arrested a juvenile in connection with a bomb threat made at Eisenhower High School early Friday morning.



For new Decatur teachers, back to school comes early  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Aryn Dobrinick recalls having many favorite educators throughout her time in Decatur public schools, and said their passion for teaching was a ...



SkyWalker CEO, Eisenhower coach Rodney Walker announces Decatur City Council candidacy  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Rodney Walker said he hopes to take his advocacy for Decatur's youth to the next level as he announced his candidacy for Decatur City Council ...



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.



Richard Eugene Vaughn | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Richard “Dick” Eugene Vaughn passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2019 at his residence in Decatur, Illinois.



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.



A competitive club for video gamers? Eisenhower team takes shape  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Video gamers have long been competitive, playing against each other over the internet and at home. Now the Illinois High School Association has ...



Property taxes to rise to pay for Decatur schools' plan  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Board of Education on Tuesday voted to increase property taxes to fund a building program estimated to cost at least $55 million.



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.



'We're not safe in our schools': Central Illinois students face range of discipline after walkouts  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Students at both Decatur public high schools were among those who participated in a national movement to walk out of class to protest gun ...



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.



Students with disabilities find peace, fun in yoga practice  Chicago Daily Herald

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Decatur students with disabilities find peace, fun in weekly yoga practice.



Class dismissed: Thomas Jefferson says goodbye to being a middle school  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The last day of school is bittersweet for staff and students every year. Everyone's ready for a break, but they're also saying goodbye, sometimes ...



Robin Ann Rever | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Robin Ann Rever, 61, of Decatur, IL passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL. A *service* to celebrate ...



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.



Chicago Bears give back to Decatur  wcia.com

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — It's the 100 year anniversary for the Chicago Bears, and the celebration is taking place in it's original home of Decatur. Bears Alumni ...



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 ...



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.



Michelle Renee Lewis | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

MOWEAQUA -- Michelle Renee Lewis, 59, of Moweaqua, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.



New law requires high-school students to complete FAFSA  The State Journal-Register

DECATUR — High school students in Illinois will now be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to graduate, thanks to a bill signed ...



Millikin University offers hands-on chemistry camp for science-minded students  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Merriam-Webster defines an “experiment” as a test or trial.



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.



New coach Thompson generates more interest in Eisenhower football  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the first of 10 Central State Eight Conference preview stories. Normal U-High is scheduled to run on Wednesday.DECATUR — Steve ...



Eisenhower writing a new chapter in history | Eisenhower High School | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR – In early 2011, after the 2010 Eisenhower football team struggled to its third winless season in four years, coach Rick Austin resigned and gave 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.



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.



Meet the 4 Decatur school board candidates running for 3 seats in 2019  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Decatur Board of Education is guaranteed to gain at least two new faces next spring.



Eisenhower's Tor'Jon Evans ready to make his statement on the field  Herald & Review

DECATUR — It was Tor'Jon Evans' turn to talk, but instead, his twin brother Tre'Jon appeared.



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.



Kindergarten is coming: How parents can make sure kids are ready  Herald & Review

DECATUR — According to Pink Floyd, “we don't need no education,” though a review of grammar might have been good for them. Whether kids think they need ...



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.



Deana Harding | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR --Deana Kay Harding, 67, of Danvers, IL formerly of Decatur, IL passed away February 18, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington, IL.



Root wins close Macon County sheriff race | Top Stories  WAND

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Republican Jim Root was elected sheriff in Macon County on Tuesday. The election was a close one, with Root winning by less ...



Bender, Mickenzie Rae | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Mickenzie (Kenzie) Rae Bender, a lifelong resident of Decatur/Mt Zion, IL died unexpectedly on December 8, 2018 at the age of 37 while assisting ...



Sharon R. Clark | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

MOWEAQUA -- Sharon R. “Shaee” Clark, 74, of Moweaqua, IL went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home in the arms of her husband and ...



Decatur Public Schools leaders approve new programs for coming school year  Herald & Review

DECATUR — School board members on Tuesday agreed to move forward with several initiatives that would start in the coming school year, building on the ...



Decatur moves forward with plan to merge middle schools, expand elective courses  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Middle school will look very different next year, with all Decatur Public Schools students housed in one building and given many more choices for ...



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.



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.



Richland names Courtney Carson director of essential skills & community relations  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Richland Community College has named Courtney Carson, a Decatur Board of Education member and longtime mentor of area youth, as its new ...



K-12 education resources - News  Illinois State University News

The following resources focus on the educational climate and betterment of those serving the K–12 educational community. How Each State Distributes Money ...



5 questions with ... Jeff Dase, new assistant superintendent for the Decatur School District  Herald & Review

1. What is your teaching and administration experience?



New Eisenhower principal wants to boost school pride  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Students will see several new faces at Eisenhower High School when classes begin Aug. 22.



Crews spend 6 hours fighting fire at ADM; no injuries reported  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Employees of Archer Daniels Midland Co. and 28 Decatur firefighters worked together for a little over six hours Thursday to put out a fire at the ...



Husband accused of murder in Eisenhower teacher's death  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION - Illinois State Police arrested Chad M. Cutler, 37, of Decatur on Thursday afternoon on a first-degree murder warrant in the death of his wife, Lisa ...



Kent Allen Booher | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Kent Allen Booher, 57, Kokomo, Ind., passed away Friday (Aug. 8, 2019).



'Everybody loved him': Family, friends mourn Decatur shooting victim Marcqui Apholone  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Hours after he was found shot to death in a driveway on the city's east side, Marcqui Apholone was being memorialized in tributes all over social ...



Tuesday's Central State Eight Conference Basketball Capsules - Sports  The State Journal-Register

Sacred Heart-Griffin (11-4, 5-1) at Chatham Glenwood (11-5, 5-2)WHEN: 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Glenwood main gymPREVIOUS MATCHUP: SHG beat Glenwood ...



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 ...



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 ...



LISTEN: Decatur's Darius Adams talks about his professional career, including a league MVP award  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Darius Adams went from a lightly used high school basketball player at MacArthur to Lincoln College, a junior college, before landing at Division II ...



Former Decatur basketball star arrested on drug charges  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Former Eisenhower High School basketball star Lewis Jackson was arrested Saturday after police said they found more than 70 grams of heroin ...



Locke, Dr. G. Richard III | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Dr. Giles Richard Locke III, 57, died at his home on January 10th, surrounded by his family, from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy.



May 10 CI briefs | Public Safety | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR — State police will be conducting roadside safety checks in Macon County next month, District 10 Commander Louis Kink said. The object of the ...



5 questions about the state of Decatur Celebration — answered  Herald & Review

Decatur Celebration producer Lori Sturgill resigned Thursday after serving in the role since 2010.



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 ...



Decatur Superintendent Paul Fregeau is the Herald & Review's Newsmaker of 2018  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Now in his second year at the helm of the Decatur School District, Superintendent Paul Fregeau is clear about his goals for the city's public ...



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, ...



April Kostenski: Macon County treasurer, Democrat | Government and Politics  Herald & Review

I was born and raised in Decatur (April Gensler). I graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1995. I went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Business and ...



Incumbents Gregory, Faber retain Decatur city council seats along with Rodney 'Sky' Walker  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Voters kept incumbents Lisa Gregory and Bill Faber in their spots on the Decatur City Council on Tuesday and chose newcomer Rodney Walker, ...



Decatur sisters fight with brass knuckles and large knife, police say  Herald & Review

Up to $10000: Illinois wants tougher penalties for drivers who don't move over for emergency vehicles.



In an era of home runs, Bill Madlock preaches, 'Put it in play'  The Pantagraph

NORMAL — Bill Madlock walked along the concourse of the Corn Crib late Monday afternoon, a refreshing breeze blowing in his face.



Decatur School Calendar 2017-18: First Day Of School, Vacations, Conferences  Patch.com

Decatur School Calendar 2017-18 - Decatur, IL - When's the first day of school in Decatur? That, and other must-know dates for parents, students and teachers.



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