Central McLean News-Journal - News

The Underwood Civic Club and Northern Expressions Arts Council are trying to put the “Community” back into the Community Christmas this year, starting by bringing back the old tradition of having a Community Christmas Tree.

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The dust may have settled following recent arrests in Underwood following a sting operation involving the McLean County Sheriff’s Department and several other law enforcement agencies, but the members of the Underwood City Commission want to know more.

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One thing pretty certain came out of the Underwood School Board’s most recent meeting.

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News spread like wildfire a couple weeks ago following a large methamphetamine bust in rural Turtle Lake one day, then there were multiple drug-related arrests in Underwood the following day.

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October 25, 2017

From meth to math

Underwood’s Rich Hollesen understands more than a little bit about the methamphetamine problem in the area.

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Michael Jackson may be the original “Thriller,” but members of the Northern Expressions Arts Council are doing their own version of the classic pop song.

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A 25-pound drug bust near Turtle Lake last week is evidence of a rapidly-booming drug market in McLean County, and targeted efforts by local law enforcement to combat the problem.

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October 18, 2017

Macabre Manor opens Friday

Underwood’s Kyle Wolf is staying pretty tight-lipped about what people can expect at the upcoming McLean’s Macabre Manor haunted house, just that it’s going have “horror, gore, scares – everything you go to a haunted house for.”

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The DeAnn and Rick Brunelle home and American Bank Center took top honors in the “Paint the Town Blue and Orange” competition...

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In a time when finding someone to volunteer to be part of a committee can be difficult, it’s rare to find someone who has been on the committee for more than five years, or even ten.

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