Push to rename Illinois road after late Macon County sheriff

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The state’s first African-American sheriff may soon have a roadway named after him. A planned Illinois Senate resolution would rename a major roadway through Decatur the “Sheriff Roger E. Walker Jr. Memorial Road” after the former Macon County sheriff who died in 2012. The resolution that is expected to be introduced by Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill would direct workers to erect signs along Business Route 51.