Area News

GAS PRICES TO REMAIN HIGHEST SINCE 2014 FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

  The national average price of gas holds steady over $3 per gallon as millions of Americans take to the road for Independence Day weekend BOSTON (June 23, 2021) – Rising gas prices have become the theme for the 2021 summer travel season. According to GasBuddy, many drivers will see prices remain above the $3…

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DECATUR PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES UPDATED POLICIES FOR SPLASH COVE

  6/19/21 STATEMENT FROM THE DECATUR PARK DISTRICT Splash Cove Update Splash Cove  is committed to working through solutions to create a safe and fun environment for our employees and patrons. The following Splash Cove policies will go into effect as of Monday, June 21, 2021. These policies are put in place for the safety…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS AT NELSON PARK BACK ON

DECATUR, IL – The Decatur Park District previously announced the cancellation of the 4th of July firework display typically held in Nelson Park over Lake Decatur.  The cancellation was announced after the production company that hosts the show, Mad Bomber, indicated they would be unable to participate in the show due to insufficient staffing levels.…

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CITY BEAT: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WILD AND CRAZY DRIVERS!

       Phil Romano was telling me a few days ago about nearly being run over by a car as he was crossing the street downtown on his way to the post office! Phil said he was walking in a designated crosswalk and the driver of the car had his mind somewhere else as he waited…

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DECATUR CELEBRATION BOARD ANNOUNCES END OF ANNUAL FESTIVAL

  Dear Decatur, Our mission, since inception in 1986, has remained to encourage pride in the City of Decatur, improve our city’s image, enhance community spirit through volunteerism, and improve the quality of life in our community. We take pride in knowing that we have delivered on that mission. For 34 years, we have produced…

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SENATOR TURNER ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION IN GRANT MONEY FOR BIKE PATHS FOR DECATUR

    SPRINGFIELD –The City of Decatur will see a combined $4 million investment in bike paths and sidewalks, State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) announced Monday. “This is a great investment for the city of Decatur, especially as we head into the warmest months of the year,” Said Turner. “This grant creates an opportunity for…

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ARTISTS SUPPORT COMMUNITY VACCINATION EFFORTS

       As restrictions are lifted, the arts and culture sector in Illinois recognizes that continuing to get their audiences and communities vaccinated is important for safely getting back to in-person arts activities. Artists in 24 regions across Illinois are creating more than 72 pro-vaccination projects this summer as vaccines are now widely available.      “We’re excited…

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