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Budzinski Announces Decatur Resident as First State of the Union Guest 

        WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski announced that her guest for President Biden’s State of the Union Address will be Andrea Kelly of Decatur, Illinois. Kelly is a graduate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) pre-apprenticeship program currently working as a Construction Wireman. Biden will address Budzinski, Kelly and…

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Macon County COVID-19 Update – January 2023

Newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases: 383 January 1 – January 9: 176 January 10 – January 16: 72 January 17 – January 23: 74 January 24 – January 31: 61 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic: 358 Macon County residents – 4 deaths reported in January 2023 The following CDC link contains Macon County-specific…

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Public’s Help Needed In Solving ‘Crime Of The Week’

    Crime Stoppers in the Decatur / Macon County area need your help regarding an aggravated cruelty to an animal. On January 24th at approximately 8:30A.M., Macon County Deputies were dispatched near the intersection of Illiniwick / Sawyer Rd. just outside of Forsyth. Deputies arrived on scene and observed a large breed, brindle colored dog…

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13-YEAR-OLD FATALLY SHOT IN DECATUR, ANOTHER TEENAGER ARRESTED

    On January 30, 2023 at approximately 10:47 p.m., the Decatur Police Department responded to a residence on 4th Drive in reference to a 13-year-old juvenile with an apparent gunshot wound. The 13-year-old juvenile was transported via ambulance to Decatur Memorial Hospital and later died from the injury. Detectives with the Decatur Police Department…

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State Representative Dan Caulkins Files Lawsuit to Defend Second Amendment Rights

  Decatur, Illinois:  Late yesterday, January 26, 2023, Republican State Representative Dan Caulkins filed a lawsuit against Governor Pritzker, Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Senate President Don Harmon and Speaker of the House Chris Welch challenging the constitutionality of the recently passed gun law that prohibits the sale of certain commonly used firearms and requires a…

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Turner kicks off Valentine’s Day card drive for seniors

     To express love and lift the spirits of local seniors, State Senator Doris Turner is collecting store bought or handmade cards to deliver to long-term care facility residents for Valentine’s Day. “Seniors are a big part of our community and writing them a note can remind them they’re appreciated,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Taking time out…

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Public’s Help Needed In ‘Crime Of The Week’

   The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. On January 15th, 2023, Decatur Police responded to the 1000 block of W Green in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and observed numerous shell casings in the roadway.      A short time later a gunshot victim arrived…

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