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Bateman Elected to Illinois Economic Development Association Board of Directors

Chicago, Illinois – Nicole Bateman has recently been elected to the board of directors for the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA). Bateman serves as the President of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County. The IEDA is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education, and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global…

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American Red Cross Offers Heat Wave Safety Tips

       High temperatures are expected throughout much of the Illinois region this week. The American Red Cross has some safety tips to help keep you and your family safe during the heat wave.      • Stay Connected o Never leave infants, children, older adults, individuals with disabilities or pets in a vehicle unattended. Cars can quickly…

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The Decatur Police Department Begins Fourth Of July Safety Campaign To Encourage Safe And Sober Driving

       The Decatur Police Department announced plans for stepped-up July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign runs from June 16th through the early-morning hours of July 5th to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day.            “It’s simple: If you’re driving, don’t drink…

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Central Park Music + Art Series Coming to Downtown Decatur

       Decatur, IL – A new music & arts series of events is planned for downtown Decatur, IL.      The Central Park Music and Art Series will be three all-day events featuring live music from touring bands from all over the country – from New Orleans Jazz to Reggae and Rock. An Artist Alley will feature…

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The Macon County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Smartphone App

       Macon County Sheriff, Jim Root has announced the release of a smartphone application. This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Macon County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.  The Macon County Sheriff’s Office smartphone app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com,…

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Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship Now Available

         Busey knows the importance of a lasting promise. They’re pleased to offer financial support toward continuing education endeavors to applicants of all ages and educational backgrounds through the Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship.      “We’re proud to provide financial support to students through our expanded scholarship program,” said Sandy DeMond, Senior Vice President – Director…

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Decatur Early Bird Kiwanis Club To Celebrate 50th Birthday

On Sept. 16 Decatur Early Bird Kiwanis Club will be celebrating their 50th Birthday on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, with a dinner at the Decatur Club. The Keynote Speaker will be Past Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzollo of Springfield.      All present and former members and guests are invited to attend. Ticket prices and meal choices…

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