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REP. CAULKINS CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO STOP CORRUPTION

    Springfield – State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) joined his Republican colleagues today in calling for a special session to pass much needed legislation aimed at curbing corruption in state government. During the special session, Caulkins would like to see legislation to prohibit legislators working as lobbyists similar to the rules applied to sitting…

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THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN THIS WEEK’S BATCH OF ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Letter Nothing More Than Another Ill Informed Hitler-Trump Comparison From The Left Dear Editor:      The letter of Donna Cochran in the 20 Nov issue comparing President Trump is nothing more than another ill informed and tiresome screed from the left with a fallacious and ill informed Hitler-Trump comparison. One wonders why the rush to cross…

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CITY BEAT: PEOPLE, PLACES AND FAMILIAR FACES IN DECATUR

       • CONGRATULATIONS to David G. Weber on his induction into the Decatur Hall of Fame last week in a ceremony before the start of the annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon at the civic center. I’ve known Dave for many years and always appreciated all of his “behind the scenes” volunteer efforts for the community and…

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TEAM UP TO PRESENT ROCKIN’ HOLIDAY MUSICAL REVIEW

       Decatur Area Arts Council and Millikin’s Rock University are cranking up the holiday spirit to 11 with “Christmas Time in Soy City: A Rockin’ Musical Review” to be performed Saturday, Dec-ember 21st at the Decatur Civic Center. The festive show is filled with your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite Rock, Pop, and R&B holiday tunes, gift…

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MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY PRESENTS ANNUAL VESPERS CELEBRATION DEC. 7, 8

             DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University welcomes the holiday season with its annual Vespers celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University’s campus.      For more than 50 years Vespers (which means “evening prayer”) has signaled…

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CHECK OUT A NEW BATCH OF OPINIONS IN ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Reason For Opposition To Sen. Manar’s Effort To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent Dear Editor:      My opposition to IL Sen. Andy Manar’s (D-Bunker Hill) Senate Bill 533 to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in Illinois is because it’s a real safety problem for our school children, the adults transporting them in buses and other drivers.…

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2019 FATHER MARTIN MANGAN LECTURE TO FEATURE EXPERT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    A scholar whose work focuses on human trafficking will present the 2019 Father Martin Mangan Lecture on Social Justice. Laura A. Dean, an assistant professor of political science and director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin University, will speak on “Human Trafficking Advocacy Through Education and Social Justice.” Dean’s program will…

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2019 MACON COUNTY TENTATIVE MULTIPLIER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

       Macon County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.      This equalization is particularly important because…

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