Area News

THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN THE LATEST ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

  Recent Article Brought Back Memories Of Being A Teenage During World War II Dear Editor:      You recently brought back memories of being a teenager during WWII in Coos Bay on the Oregon coast. We were both afraid and very patriotic. Windows had to be blacked out at night and we had to learn to…

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THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN ANOTHER BATCH OF ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Some Thoughts While Stuck In My House      Dear Paul:      Some thoughts while stuck in my house.      • New York City is like the nation’s largest cruise ship. Decatur is like a pontoon boat (with just 3 aboard). Should we treat both the same?      • America survived the 400,000 deaths in WWII. America could not survive…

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PATCHING OF ILLINOIS 121 IN DECATUR BEGINS APRIL 9

    DECATUR – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on Illinois 121 between Bearsdale Drive and University Avenue in Decatur begins April 9. The work will require daily lane closures, with at least one lane open at all times. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during the…

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THIS YEAR’S DECATUR CELEBRATION IS CANCELLED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Dear Decatur Celebration Community: Based on developments over the last week, including updates from local, state and national government, we are officially announcing that the 2020 Decatur Celebration is cancelled. This decision was difficult, but we are confident that it is the right thing for our community.We have been monitoring the situation for…

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CITY BEAT: ODDS AND ENDS FROM HERE AND THERE

         • We knew it was going to happen sooner or later in Macon County even though daily updates from the Joint Crisis Communication Team kept reporting that residents who had been tested had negative results for COVID-19. The “negative results” good news updates ended Friday evening when the Joint Crisis Communication Team…

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