Area News

State Requests Joint Damage Assessment from U.S. Small Business Administration

  Additional assessment in Christian County is the next step in the tornado recovery process      SPRINGFIELD, IL — The state of Illinois continues to seek ways to support recovery efforts in Christian County after a late season tornado outbreak tore through central Illinois. Today, state officials requested the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to conduct…

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People, Places And City Races

           Following a public notice of a closed meeting issued last week by City Clerk Kim Althoff, the Decatur City Council members convened at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel Sunday morning “for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body”.      That doesn’t sound…

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Scherer Seeks Nominations For 2019 Volunteer Service Awards

     State Rep. Sue Scherer, D- Decatur, is encouraging area residents to submit nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. “I know from knocking on doors throughout the 96th District that there are a lot of compassionate people living in Central Illinois,” Scherer said. “Many of them don’t get the recognition they deserve…

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“Brinkoetter’s Bright Bulbs” Calls Upon Public to Decorate Residences and Businesses During Holiday Season Contest

    Decatur, Illinois –The outdoor decorating contest “Brinkoetter’s Bright Bulbs” was recently launched to promote, celebrate, and showcase holiday decorations of local area residences and businesses. The contest is a collaborative effort between Brinkoetter and Associates, Neuhoff Media, Macon County Title, Cape Air, Limitless Decatur & Macon County, and the Beautify Decatur Coalition. Residential…

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 Update On Lake Decatur Water Level And Gate Malfunction

UPDATE: City staff was able to raise the north bascule gate this morning. Since the gate is now working, the level of Lake Decatur will be raised back to around 614.0 feet above mean sea level which is the desired level as dredging continues. The gate will be inspected to determine what, if any, repairs…

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Democratic Party Chairman: Root Misleads Macon County Voters

  Jim Underwood, Macon County Democratic Party Chairman, has issued the following statement in response to Republican Sheriff’s Candidate Jim Root’s earlier letter regarding a recount in the sheriff’s race: “We acknowledge that it is well within Lt. Jim Root’s right to try and contest the certified results in court. That being said, we are…

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Decatur Mayor’s Race Takes Unexpected Turn

         The race for Mayor of Decatur took a shocking turn last week when candidate Kara Demirjian Huss, who had secured the top spot on the ballot by filing her candidacy petitions first, dropped out of the race when she was informed by City Clerk Kim Althoff that she could not be on the…

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