Enjoy A Hike At Macon County Conservation District

Love couple hikers in the forest, walking and speaking for a good place for camping
A lot of people love to spend time outdoors during the fall. With cooler temperatures and beautiful colors, it makes sense. If you live in Decatur, Illinois, or plan to visit during this time of year, check out the Macon County Conservation District. There, you’ll discover not one but five... [read more]

Spice Up Your Fall Without The Pumpkin

Bacon Maple Cronut on a white plate
Everyone knows that fall is the time of year when people bake. Whether sweets, main dishes, or even soups and salads, they often use pumpkin. This year, you can impress your family and friends with homemade foods that don’t contain pumpkins. Here are some excellent options. Apples The fall is a great... [read more]

Start Your Day Off Right At New Moon Café

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Everyone has a favorite meal. If you’re a big fan of breakfast, you don’t want to miss what the New Moon Cafe offers. Founded in 2015, it’s become a popular place for people throughout Macon County to dine. Although it has an incredible menu, the breakfast items stand out. A Breakfast... [read more]

Check Off Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

LOW ANGLE, CLOSE UP, DOF: Large 4x4 vehicle drives along a road full of beautiful brown fallen leaves. Cinematic shot of dry leaves flying up in the air as the metallic blue SUV drives through forest.
At the beginning of the fall, several things happen. The outside air becomes cooler. In addition, many geographic locations get a lot of rain. These are two reasons it’s important to maintain your vehicle at the start of fall. You can follow this handy checklist to make sure you address... [read more]

Breakfast Is Simple With Overnight Oats

Chocolate Coconut Chia seeds overnight oats on a white wooden background
If you’re like many people in Decatur, IL, you may find yourself skipping breakfast from time to time. Perhaps you rarely have this first meal of the day. Unfortunately, missing breakfast can leave you feeling sluggish and listless. Breakfast is an important meal, and it can help you start your... [read more]

Find Live Music at Donnie’s Homespun Pizza

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A night out at a restaurant is all about finding delicious food and great service. However, if you can add a lively atmosphere to the mix, your experience can be even more enjoyable. Wait until you see what Donnie's Homespun Pizza has to offer. Since 2009, Donnie’s has made amazing... [read more]

Go Camping At Friend’s Creek

Couple building tent in forest during hike
Everyone needs an occasional getaway to escape the stresses of life. Your busy, demanding schedule may overwhelm you at times. However, taking a camping trip can help get your mind off your troubles and worries for a bit. If you live in or around Decatur, IL, you’ll want to make... [read more]

The Basics Of An Oil Change

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It’s likely that buying a vehicle will be one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. Because you are making such a big financial commitment, you want to take good care of your vehicle. Moreover, you need it to be reliable because you use it just about every day. To... [read more]

How To Store Your Swimsuit

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Many people look forward to the summer all year long. Summertime is the best time for those who love swimming or hanging out by the pool or beach. However, in Decatur, IL, the outdoor swimming season only lasts three or four months. During the offseason, there’s a proper way to... [read more]

Check Out A Decatur Classic: Krekel’s

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Sometimes, fast food restaurants get a bad reputation. You may think these places put out medium- or low-quality food because they quickly produce the items. However, there are some exceptions. For instance, Krekel’s West in Decatur has made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, and more that everyone in your family will love. Your... [read more]