City Beat

OSBORNE’S CITY BEAT: PEOPLE, PLACES AND POLITICAL RACES

         • THERE is a Specimen Ballot on page 15 of this week’s print edition of the Tribune and, if you look closely at the choices voters have either already made, or will make, as we move closer to Election Day, Nov. 3, there isn’t a lot of contested offices impacting on those of…

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CITY BEAT: DECATUR REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS GIVE ‘NO’ ANSWER ON VOTING FOR PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX

    Based on the survey results from its membership regarding the Progressive Income Tax, the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement: “The Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of its 650 members, opposes the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution to allow a new progressive tax structure. We oppose a…

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CITY BEAT: HORN, KUHLE RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL RE-ELECTION, McDANIEL IS NOT

         Three Decatur City Council seats are up for election in the spring. As reported on decaturtribune.com last week, Councilman Chuck Kuhle told me that he will seek re-election to a second four-year term. Councilman David Horn announced earlier that he is running for another term. The third councilman whose seat is up for…

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CITY BEAT: CITY COUNCILMAN CHUCK KUHLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

     DECATUR City Councilman Chuck Kuhle has decided to run for a second term in office.  Kuhle stated: “I will seek a second term on the Decatur City Council in April 2021.  Having over 3 years of experience as a Decatur City Councilman will give the City of Decatur the option of re-electing an…

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CITY BEAT: LONG-TIME COUNCILMAN PATRICK McDANIEL WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION

       WE NOW KNOW that at least one of the three city council seats up for election next spring will not be filled by an incumbent. Long-time friend and city councilman Patrick McDaniel told me over the weekend that he will not be running for re-election.      He told me: “Although I have been honored to…

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CITY BEAT: DOWNTOWN’S ‘SOUNDS OF SUMMER’ SILENCED FOR THIS YEAR

       I was looking through a few of last year’s editions of the Decatur Tribune, and, although I was looking for something else, I couldn’t help but notice all of the events that we routinely cover each year that have been cancelled and/or postponed this year.      One article was about the Decatur Celebration and everything…

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