Area News

Letters To The Editor: Owner Of Benny’s Grill Promptly Addressed Issues

  Dear Decatur and Central Illinois Community:      My family and I have been privileged to call Decatur our home since 2004. As a local business owner and restaurateur, it is my great honor to serve local friends, families, and neighbors. I’m grateful for your patronage, your support, and the relationships I’ve forged with many of…

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City Of Decatur Budget Reduces Tree Planting To One Per Year

       Newly re-elected City Councilman Bill Faber came to my office for a chat a few days ago and we discussed something that he feels very strongly about — planting more trees in the city. Faber indicated that cities need to think several generations ahead and he is concerned that the City of Decatur is…

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D-2 Campaign Reports Are Filed For Mayor, City Council Races

       Candidates didn’t raise or spend nearly as much money in the Decatur mayoral and city council races this year as in some previous years — and a lot of the money raised came from outside of Decatur.      Friends of Julie Moore Wolfe received two $1,000 donations from the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s political…

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Some Observations On Last Week’s Election Winners And Low Voter Turnout

    There will be only one new face on the Decatur City Council following last week’s election — Rodney Walker, who led the city council field in votes. Lisa Gregory and Bill Faber, the only two council incumbents in the race, won re-election finishing second and third in the field of seven. Walker will replace…

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More ‘Letters To The Editor’ With Opinions, And Memories, Of The News

Curious Policy Parallels      Dear Editor:      Recently congressional House Democrats again blocked a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to give the same medical care to a baby who survives an abortion as they would to any other baby of the same age, and to take the baby to…

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The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Commits an Additional $25 Million to Add an Early Childhood and Community Center to the Foundation-Funded Community Care Campus Currently Under Construction

Decatur, IL (April 4, 2019) – The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new $25 million commitment to build a combined Early Childhood, Senior, and Community Center on the new Community Care Campus currently under construction in downtown Decatur. This brings the Foundation’s current expenditures and commitments to the Community Care Campus to $55…

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U. S. REP. RODNEY DAVIS RECOGNIZES RETIRING US ARMY COLONEL FROM DECATUR

Washington, DC- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) yesterday recognized Colonel Craig Osborne from Decatur, who is retiring after 30 years in the United States Army, on the House Floor. Below are his remarks: I rise today to congratulate Colonel Craig Osborne, a soldier in my district who will be retiring this week after 30 years…

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