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Budzinski Announces Decatur Resident as First State of the Union Guest 

        WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski announced that her guest for President Biden’s State of the Union Address will be Andrea Kelly of Decatur, Illinois. Kelly is a graduate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) pre-apprenticeship program currently working as a Construction Wireman. Biden will address Budzinski, Kelly and…

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Macon County COVID-19 Update – January 2023

Newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases: 383 January 1 – January 9: 176 January 10 – January 16: 72 January 17 – January 23: 74 January 24 – January 31: 61 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic: 358 Macon County residents – 4 deaths reported in January 2023 The following CDC link contains Macon County-specific…

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Woman Stabbed, Teenage Son Taken Into Custody by Sheriff’s Deputies

RURAL DECATUR – At approximately 110p this afternoon Macon County Deputies responded to an address on Lehman Drive in rural Decatur for the report of a female that had been stabbed.  Responding deputies located a 51 year old female that had suffered multiple stab wounds to her body and neck.  Her 18 year old son,…

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