City Beat

Tuesday’s Election Is Behind Us, Another One Is On The Horizon

      The dust hasn’t settled from Tuesday’s General Election but candidate filings to run for mayor and city council are just around the corner — meaning more candidates to consider in the days ahead. The message from City Clerk Kim Althoff is that nominating petitions for Decatur Mayor and City Council may be filed in…

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D-2 Reports Give Inside Look At Candidates’ Finances

       The D-2 Quarterly Report has been filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections this month by candidates involved in the races we’ve been covering. The D-2s report candidates’ finances, as in how much they raised and spent during the quarter. The latest report was for the third quarter that ended on Sept. 30th.…

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People, Places And Political Races

       This week, I’m starting a series on the candidates for Macon County’s major offices. The first race I’m looking at is for Macon County Clerk, where either Amy Rueff or Josh Tanner will be elected to follow long-time clerk, and my long-time good friend, Steve Bean, who is retiring. I am covering this race,…

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Editor’s Viewpoint: The Good, Bad And Really Ugly!

    • I STARTED to pay the cashier for dinner at a local restaurant the other day and, as she rang up the total and the change I had coming, she broke into laughter! I should have received $1.36 cents in change, but the receipt showed that I had $6,274,940.16 in change coming! I thought…

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