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CITY BEAT: BITS AND PIECES FROM HERE AND THERE

       CONGRATULATIONS to the Decatur St. Teresa Volleyball Team that won the Class 2A State Championship Saturday! Our community and area have so many exceptional athletes in all sports and when a local school wins — we all win! A special “well done” to the coaches, players, fans and everyone who had a part in…

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CAULKINS: STRONGER ETHICS REFORMS NEEDED TO PUT A STOP TO POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS

    Springfield – On the final day of the fall veto session, the Illinois House of Representatives passed several ethics reform measures that do not fully address concerns over recent federal indictments and ongoing political corruption in Illinois. State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) supported the ethics reform measures, but indicated that stronger reforms are…

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SENATE APPROVES MANAR LEGISLATION TO MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERMANENT

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate today approved legislation sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) aimed at making daylight saving time the year-round standard in Illinois. The inspiration for Senate Bill 533 came from a group of students from Carlinville High School, who presented the idea to Senator Manar as part of a…

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THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Retired City Employee Responds To Letter About Covert Annexations Dear Editor:      In response to the letter from Dennis Minks regarding the City of Decatur and their “covert” annexations and “threats” I must address this gross misinformation. As a retired City employee who dealt with annexation and water issues for almost 38 years in the City…

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