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CITY BEAT: DECATUR REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS GIVE ‘NO’ ANSWER ON VOTING FOR PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX

    Based on the survey results from its membership regarding the Progressive Income Tax, the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement: “The Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of its 650 members, opposes the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution to allow a new progressive tax structure. We oppose a…

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DAVIS ANNOUNCES DOJ GRANT TO ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

Also announces separate DOJ grants to Champaign, Decatur, Springfield that will help prevent and control crime in those communities Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) has awarded a $532,814 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Grant to…

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CITY BEAT: HORN, KUHLE RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL RE-ELECTION, McDANIEL IS NOT

         Three Decatur City Council seats are up for election in the spring. As reported on decaturtribune.com last week, Councilman Chuck Kuhle told me that he will seek re-election to a second four-year term. Councilman David Horn announced earlier that he is running for another term. The third councilman whose seat is up for…

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MINI CAMP EXPLORING ACORNS IN SEPTEMBER

       Children ages 1-5 with one adult buddy are invited to Rock Springs Nature Center for Mini Camp: Acorns. This Mini Camp will be offered Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23 from 9:30-10:30am. Campers will look at how nature prepares for winter by creating seeds, like acorns. These camps provide a great opportunity for…

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DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR 19TH ANNUAL WSOY COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

    The 19th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive, to be held on October 2nd, is shifting to monetary donations only in response to growing need and COVID-19. WSOY and our community partners, ADM, First Mid Bank and Trust & J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds, a First Mid Insurance Group, Skeff Distributing, Jones & Thomas/JTnet,…

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CITY BEAT: CITY COUNCILMAN CHUCK KUHLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

     DECATUR City Councilman Chuck Kuhle has decided to run for a second term in office.  Kuhle stated: “I will seek a second term on the Decatur City Council in April 2021.  Having over 3 years of experience as a Decatur City Councilman will give the City of Decatur the option of re-electing an…

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CITY BEAT: LONG-TIME COUNCILMAN PATRICK McDANIEL WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION

       WE NOW KNOW that at least one of the three city council seats up for election next spring will not be filled by an incumbent. Long-time friend and city councilman Patrick McDaniel told me over the weekend that he will not be running for re-election.      He told me: “Although I have been honored to…

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NORTHEAST COMMUNITY FUND HIRES ANGEL LAWRENCE AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

         The Board of Directors of Northeast Community Fund an-nounces the hiring of Angel Lawrence as Executive Director, effective September 14th, 2020. Current Exe-cutive Director, Ed Bacon, will assist with the transition and plans to devote more time to his professional counseling practice; Decatur Christian Counseling.       “Ed has been an invaluable member of…

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