Area News

APPLICATIONS REQUESTED FOR UNEXPIRED PARK COMMISSIONER TERM

       DECATUR, IL – The Decatur Park Board of Commissioners welcomes the submission of applications for the unexpired 6-year term of Commissioner Jack Kenny, who will retire from the board on March 4, 2021 after 28 years of service. The unexpired term has two years remaining and ends with the election cycle of April 2023.…

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PAUL SCHIMPF ANNOUNCES THAT HE IS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS

        Paul Schimpf, former State Senator, Marine Corps Veteran, and the lead American attorney advisor to the Iraqi Prosecutors in the trial of Saddam Hussein announced he is running for Governor of Illinois in a Zoom press conference. He also aired an announcement video before starting a 2-day press tour throughout Illinois.      During his live…

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CITY BEAT: YOU STILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK AFTER BEING VACCINATED FOR COVID-19

         • As vaccination numbers slowly increase in Macon County and across the nation, some people who have received their shot apparently believe they can quit wearing a mask or practicing social distancing. Vaccines are one of the most important tools in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and early indicators show that they are…

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DORIS TURNER APPOINTED NEW 48TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR

  Springfield, IL – On Saturday, February 6th, the 48th Legislative District Committee met to discuss the qualifications of the eight finalists for the State Senator appointment.      All eight candidates were highly qualified, and it made for a tough decision for the Committee. In the end, one candidate stood out above all else.      The Democratic…

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COUNTY CLERK: ANTHONY S. CHAPPLE WITHDRAWS CANDIDACY FOR CITY COUNCIL

Anthony S. Chapple filed a withdrawal of candidacy in the office of the Macon County Clerk on February 2, 2021. The February 23, 2021 Consolidated Primary will still be conducted per state statute. Mr. Chapple’s name will appear on the February 23, 2021 Consolidated Primary ballot, however his name will not be on the April 6, 2021 Consolidated…

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CROSSING HEALTHCARE/DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO COMBINE ALLOCATIONS OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC CLINICS

  Decatur, IL (January 28, 2021) – Crossing Healthcare and Decatur Memorial Hospital announced today that they will combine both organizations’ allocations of COVID-19 vaccine to support public clinics beginning Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  The clinic will be held on weekdays at the Crossing Healthcare Vaccination Clinic at 990 North Water St. Based on current…

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CITY BEAT: VACCINE SHORTAGE LEAVING MANY FRUSTRATED IN TRYING TO GET VACCINATED

         Last Wednesday, the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) announced that it would be holding a Drive-Through COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Farm Progress Show Progress City property. Exactly at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, I received the following update on…

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