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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Police Patches

A collection of patches worn by Decatur's finest.  The men and women in blue.

Decatur Police Department:

Decatur Police Auxiliary:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trio of Murals Coming

Coming in 2017.......

3 more beautiful outdoor murals to the walls around Decatur!

These are the locations:

And the artist for each mural has now been chosen:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Memory Lane 43

Time for another collection of what we like to call "Memory Lane" -- collections of photos featuring the people, places, events and businesses of Decatur Illinois' past.

Thanks for your continued interest.

Ben's Barn

TAGS: memory lane, Zexel, Stokes, Kilborn, Town Pump, Firestone, Ben's Barn, Macon Music, Shrine Club, Leader Iron Works, Dreamland, Brunswick, hotel, Hobby House, parking garage, Barnes Citizens Building

Friday, June 9, 2017

French Fried 5K

Last weekend, the 2nd annual French Fried 5K was held on the streets of Decatur, starting and finishing in downtown Decatur with a visit out to the Millikin area (Oakwood) in between.

Here are a few photos of the event:

(Photo credit for 3 above: Clay Jackson)

More pics:

And here are 2 photo albums from the 2016 race:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Decatur 1941 and Today

For history buffs and anyone with a love for The Soybean Capital of the World, a great resource has been released on the City of Decatur's website.

Guided Tour of Decatur: 1941 & Today
This tool allow users to compare aerial photography from 1941 with our most current aerial photography (2016). Use the slider to swipe back and forth to compare the two photos. Several prominent locations have been bookmarked for you, but you can compare any location within the City!

Access it here: