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State Rep. Dan Caulkins: Allerton Bike Trail in line for state grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

       Decatur, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is allocating $130,110 for the Allerton Park bike trail project, according to State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur).      The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Project grants provide up to 80% reimbursement to local grant recipients for the cost of trail projects, with local sponsors…

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City Council approves 2024 budget, garbage/recycling overhaul, support of senior services

Decatur, IL – Highlights from the December 4, 2023, Decatur City Council meeting include approval of several changes to the garbage/recycling ordinance, adoption of the 2024 City budget, and an agreement to further support services for senior citizens in Decatur. Garbage/Recycling changes      On Monday night the Decatur City Council approved several revisions to the Garbage…

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