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CITY BEAT: KUHLE, HORN WIN RE-ELECTION TO CITY COUNCIL, CULP WINS THIRD SEAT

            • DECATUR City Council Incumbents Chuck Kuhle and David Horn won re-election in Tuesday’s election with Ed Culp handily winning the third open seat.  Culp will replace long-time councilman Pat McDaniel who is retiring from the council.      Less than 6,000 ballots were cast in a community of 48,132 registered…

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ADM TO RELEASE FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS APRIL 27

  CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ADM (NYSE: ADM) will release financial results for the first quarter of 2021 before the market opens on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. A slide presentation will also be available for download at this time. The company will host a webcast at 8 a.m. Central Time to discuss the results and provide a…

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EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT: GASPING FOR BREATH IS A DANGEROUS WAY TO LIVE

         DURING THE past year, about the time that COVID-19 changed our world, I noticed that I was developing shortness of breath. Over the years I’ve walked all over downtown and played full-court basketball in local gyms for decades. I never had any problem breathing. I prided myself on being in fairly good shape…

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IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT WEEK COVERING THE CITY BEAT

       After it appeared that an antibiotic for pneumonia, which appeared on an x-ray of my lungs wasn’t working, my doctor decided Friday morning for more tests and lab work. After completing that move, and heading back to the newspaper office, I received a call from my doctor’s office that I should immediately go to…

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CITY BEAT: ONLINE PURCHASE SCAMS BECOME RISKIEST IN WAKE OF COVID-19 SHOPPING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a report last week informing the public that online purchase scams have become riskiest scam in the wake of COVID-19. Adults ages 18–24 reported the highest median losses ($150) and the highest likelihood of loss (56.6%) to BBB Scam TrackerSM in 2020. Previously, older age groups consistently…

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DPS LAUNCHES PREP ACADEMY, OPPORTUNITY FOR DPS STUDENTS TO EARN DIPLOMA, DEGREE

  Decatur, Illinois — Decatur Public Schools is excited to announce The Prep Academy, a new partnership with Richland Community College, offering DPS students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree at the same time they’re earning their high school diploma. “We are very excited about offering this innovative new program that’s only for DPS…

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