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Local Red Cross Volunteers Help 19 People Affected by Home Fires in Past Week

  American Red Cross volunteers in the South Central Illinois chapter responded to five home fires in Charleston, Decatur, Paris, Springfield and Standard City in the past week and provided assistance to 19 individuals, through supplying them with basic items to meet immediate needs after a fire, and additional support in the form of health…

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Central Cremation Center Seminar Coming to Decatur Civic Center Jan. 26

  (Forsyth, IL) Central Cremation Center in Forsyth along with BRE Law and Primrose Retirement Community will be hosting a senior day seminar event. The free seminar will be held at the Decatur Civic Center conference room on Thursday, January 26th at 11am. Lunch will be provided to guests from Griffins BBQ Crew Catering.  Along…

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Sen. Turner Named To Senate Republican Leadership Sworn Into 103rd General Assembly

       As the 103rd General Assembly begins its work in Springfield, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) has been named as the Republican Caucus Whip for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus.      “I am greatly humbled and honored for Leader Curran’s confidence and support,” said Sen. Turner. “I am ready and eager to work alongside Leader Curran…

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City, Police encourage public to register security cameras and keep them updated

  Decatur, IL – The City of Decatur and Decatur Police Department (DPD) is encouraging business and residents to register external security camera systems with DPD and update their systems regularly. Video recordings of incidents or crimes can be crucial evidence to assist with police investigations. DPD has a private security camera registration program that…

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Gallery 510 To Present Young Artists’ Showcase

     Gallery 510 will present the Young Artists’ Showcase on display at the Decatur Area Arts Council in the Anne Lloyd Gallery. Over 100 area 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will have their art work on display through January 28. Students in the community were invited to enter one work of art to be juried,…

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