Area News

KOOL & THE GANG COMING TO THE DEVON LAKESHORE AMPHITHEATER IN MAY

        The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, has announced the headliner act Kool & The Gang will perform on Saturday, May 22. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10:00 A.M. at devonamphitheater.com, or by calling the Decatur Park District Administration office at (217) 422-5911.      Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only three people at…

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CITY BEAT: A CLOSER LOOK AT PEOPLE, PLACES AND CANDIDATE RACES

            • GOOD NEWS — I couldn’t help but notice an item in the EDC of Decatur & Macon County’s recent newsletter that Decatur was ranked fourth in the nation as a best place to work in manufacturing in 2020. “SmartAsset ranked the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Manufacturing” by comparing nearly 400…

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DECATUR SCHOOL DISTRICT POSTPONES IN-PERSON LEARNING UNTIL FEB. 8

The following message was shared with DPS families this afternoon, on behalf of Dr. Paul Fregeau, Superintendent of Decatur Public Schools:  Good afternoon DPS family. We have an important update to share on our planned return to in-person learning.  DPS administration established a series of metrics to guide our decision making in bringing students back…

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CITY BEAT: OUT WITH THE OLD YEAR, IN WITH THE NEW YEAR

         Very few people will be shedding any tears because 2020 is coming to a close. It has been the Titanic of years, as it started with such great promise and unexpectedly struck an iceberg called COVID-19. It has been a disaster of epic proportions in terms of loss of human life, number of…

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MANAR ANNOUNCES $125,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN DECATUR

SPRINGFIELD – To bolster affordable housing opportunities Downstate, $125,000 in revitalization grant funding has been made available to the City of Decatur through the Illinois Housing Development Authority Board. State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) championed the program during negotiations for the Rebuild Illinois construction plan. “Quality, affordable housing is a fundamental human need. We…

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HSHS ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

DECATUR, IL – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital announced today the appointment of Theresa Rutherford, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, as the next president and chief executive officer (CEO). She will start her service January 3, 2021. Rutherford comes to St. Mary’s from HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham where she has served as president and…

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