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DPS RECEIVES $2.3 MILLION GRANT FROM HOWARD G. BUFFETT FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH JERRY J. DAWSON CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

         Leaders from Decatur Public Schools and the Decatur Public Schools Foundation accepted a gift totaling more than $2.3 million from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to launch the Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute at a news conference Tuesday.      The Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Insti-tute will offer DPS students a program designed to…

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SKYWEST AIRLINES BRINGING UNITED EXPRESS JET SERVICE TO DECATUR THIS SPRING

         Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will take off between Decatur (DEC) and Chicago (ORD) this spring!      Starting March 5, 2020, SkyWest will provide Decatur travelers access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago hub. Tickets are available today at united.com.      “We are excited to be a part of…

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OFFICIALS SAY MOST FREQUENT INJURY OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE IS CONSUMING TOO MUCH

          Thousands of marijuana-related emergency visits occur in the United States each year. While a fatal overdose is unlikely, ingesting too much marijuana is possible, especially if you’re not familiar with the potency of the drug you’re consuming, officials said.      Recreational marijuana use became legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, making the state…

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FUYAO ADDS 40 JOBS AT DECATUR GLASS FACILITY: HIRING EVENT JANUARY 8TH

         Fuyao Glass America will kick off the new year by adding 40 new positions at its facility located at 2768 E. Elwin Road, Decatur. They’ve enlisted Workforce Investment Solutions to hold a recruiting event on Wednesday, January 8th from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at Workforce Investment Solutions offices…

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS SCHOOLS CAN SEEK HELP VISITING LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

    Schools in five Illinois counties can apply for financial help visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, thanks to the generosity of the John Ullrich Foundation. The grants are open to schools from Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties. They will help pay transportation costs and admission fees for students in…

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