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ADM Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

    ADM earns perfect 100 on annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ADM proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. ADM joins…

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GOV. PRITZKER, LAWMAKERS, STAKEHOLDERS ANNOUNCE COVID-19 SICK LEAVE INITIATIVE FOR VACCINATED SCHOOL STAFF

  Administration Pledges to Work with IEA, IFT to Promote Member Vaccinations CHICAGO – After productive conversations, Gov. Pritzker, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and other stakeholders announced that they have negotiated  a compromise that will keep students and teachers safely in the classroom without penalizing vaccinated employees for taking COVID-required sick…

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RECENT MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE NAMED SEMIFINALIST IN NEXTGEN NATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION

   DECATUR, Ill. – Audrianna Bartholomew, of Pasadena, Calif., who recently earned a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Millikin University in Dec. 2021, has been named a semifinalist in the 5th Annual NextGen National Competition: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow, presented by The American Pops Orchestra (APO).      The NextGen National Competition semifinal event…

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LOZADA JOINS MEMORIAL SURGERY CENTER IN DECATUR

    DECATUR – Dr. Antonio Lozada will join Memorial Surgery Center (previously DMH Center for Advanced Surgery) in Decatur as a general surgeon. Lozada received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 2012. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2017 and…

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ILLINOIS SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

  The Illinois Sherifls’ Association announces that it will be awarding over 558,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-tirne at a certified institution…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITYWORKS NONPROFIT GRANT AWARDS

                   Beginning Jan. 14, 2022, The Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC) is accepting online applications from Macon County nonprofit organizations seeking grant awards from the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund. Total available funding for these annual grants is $200,000, and funding is restricted to programs that prioritize –      • Education ($100K total…

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STATE REP. SUE SCHERER TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 96TH DISTRICT

     DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, announces she will run for re-election in 2022.      “Unlike any other time in recent history, Illinois, and especially our 96th district, is in a position to make real changes and significant progress that will positively alter the future for years to come. We need effective representation at…

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LOCAL RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS HELP 28 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HOME FIRES IN PAST WEEK

  Red Cross volunteers responded to nine home fires across South Central Illinois from December 27 through January 3. Volunteers responded to incidents in Leansboro Springfield, Centralia, Riverton, Tuscola, Paris, Decatur and more. During the past week American Red Cross provided assistance to 28 individuals, including 15 adults and 13 children with a temporary place…

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THE DECATUR POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES HOLIDAY ENFORCEMENT NUMBERS

   The Decatur Police Department made 22 impaired driving arrests and issued 15 seat belt and child safety seat citations during the recent holiday enforcement effort. Decatur Police also took the following enforcement actions.  2 fugitives apprehended  14 suspended/revoked licenses  13 speeding citations  1 reckless driving citation  50 miscellaneous citations…

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