Area News

CITY BEAT: SOME BITS AND PIECES FROM HERE AND THERE

         • Paul Rosenberger of Decatur sent me an email about “2020” that I hadn’t thought about it, but I think it is very important to mention. “You may have seen headlines recently about how you shouldn’t shorten the year 2020 when signing things. Scammers can easily change the abbreviated date, for example from…

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MACON COUNTY 4-H ROBOTICS TEAM WINS STATE AWARD

    Macon County 4-H Robotics Team members are, left to right: Mason Roberts, Jack Elven, Ben Elven and Zedekiah Auten.     Over 50 FIRST LEGO League teams converged on Elgin Community College’s campus January 22 for the FIRST LEGO League Hopper division’s state tournament. Macon County 4-H SCREAM’S FIRST LEGO League team was among the…

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HELICOPTER IN CRASH THAT KILLED KOBE BRYANT PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY STATE OF ILLINOIS

    The helicopter that crashed Sunday with former NBA star Kobe Bryant and others on board sits at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield in 2015 before it was auctioned off by the state of Illinois. (Credit: iBid.Illinois.gov)   By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com The luxury helicopter that crashed Sunday morning in…

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RISK OF INFECTION FROM RESPIRATORY VIRUS ‘VERY LOW’ FOR CENTRAL ILLINOIS

         A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds and killed at least 17 people in China saw its first confirmed case in the United States this week, but a health official in Springfield said Thursday that the risk of transmission in central Illinois remains low.      “This is an ever-changing virus, and we’re learning more…

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REP. CAULKINS: SOS ERROR RESULTS IN 545 NON-CITIZENS REGISTERED TO VOTE

    Decatur – State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) joined his Republican colleagues in the House to demand answers regarding the critical errors made by the Office of Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) registering 545 non-citizens to vote in Illinois. Caulkins supports an immediate legislative hearing regarding the state’s automated voter registration (AVR) program and…

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BUTLER, HOUSE GOP MEMBERS CALL FOR HEARING FOLLOWING AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION OF NON-CITIZENS

  SPRINGFIELD – Today State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) joined fellow Republicans of the Illinois House Executive Committee in calling for an immediate hearing regarding the state’s automated voter registration (AVR) program. Recent revelations have shown the Office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White allowed non-citizens of the United States to register to vote…

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ILLINOIS FARMERS HELPED BY LATEST U.S. TRADE DEALS, BUT MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN

Experts say gains from China agreement and USMCA need to be proven By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois farmers will get a much-needed lift from two international trade agreements approved by the federal government this week, but experts are uncertain if their situations will improve in the long term. After exchanging…

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THREE DOG NIGHT COMING TO THE DEVON LAKESHORE AMPHITHEATER IN JUNE

          The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, is proud to announce the first headliner act of the 2020 season with THREE DOG NIGHT on Friday, June 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 7th at 10:00 A.M. at devonamphitheater.com, (217) 422-5911 or in person at 620 E Riverside Ave. An opening act will…

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