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City Beat: Blessed Thanksgiving Wishes For Everybody

       Here’s wishing everybody a very Blessed Thanksgiving!       I hope this week is, and has been, filled with warm thoughts, family gatherings and genuine thanksgiving for how God has blessed your life.      Although “trouble and trials” are in everyone’s life, it is important to see the many reasons that exist to give thanks,…

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City Beat: 2022 Election Is Over But Political Stench Of Nastiness Remains

       The General Election of 2022 is finally over but the stench of verbal character assassination of candidates will fill the political air for a long time.      Now it is time to “power wash” your television because of all the residue it has collected from political commercials that got so nasty that more than a…

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City Beat: Hooray! Election Day 2022 Is Almost Here!

       This is our last edition before next Tuesday’s General Election and I think everyone I have talked with, including candidates, are happy to see this campaign nearing an end. I share those feelings and explain why in my “View-point” column on page 3 of this edition. We are overloaded with “Letters to the Editor”…

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City Beat: Budzinski, Deering Fight For Seat In Congress From IL 13

       This week, we take a closer look at another race that impacts our area between Democrat Nikki Budzinski of Springfield and Republican Regan Deering of Decatur who are battling to see who will represent us in Congress from the 13th District, which includes part of Macon County. The Decatur Tribune asked the same three…

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City Beat: It’s Scherer Against Smith In 96th District Race

       With political campaigns heading toward the Nov. 8th General Election Day, and early voting already underway, it is time to take a closer look at some of the races impacting Decatur and Macon County. This week, the 96th Illinois House District, which includes part of Macon County, is the focus of attention, Incumbent Rep.…

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City Beat: Remembering A Special Name And Place In Downtown Decatur

       This week’s “Scrapbook” feature in the print and online editions of the Decatur Tribune  is a focus on the downtown Decatur High School and the fact that its name was changed 65 years ago. The photo of the front of the majestic high school brings back memories of a different era in this city’s…

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