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UPDATE: 6 Cases Confirmed in Macon County: April 4th

April 4, 2020 – The Macon County Crisis Communications Team has released it’s daily update on the status of COVID-19. The team is comprised of City and County leaders as well as representatives from DMH and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, the Macon County Health Department, Crossing Healthcare, SIUE Family Medicine, Heritage Behavioral Health and IEMA. Read…Continue Reading

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More Details on Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business

April 3, 2020 – The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County is helping to better clarify information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. The EDC advises to check with your bank or credit union for information regarding your business’s eligibility. The U.S. Small Business Administration issued its Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program.…Continue Reading

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RCC Offers Online Mental Health Services for Students

April 3, 2020 – Richland Community College is now offering online mental health services for all students. Richland has partnered with META, a teletherapy platform for mental wellness, to provide students with confidential and easy access to mental wellness providers. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Richland Community College moved all classes online for the remainder…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Brinkoetter Home Highlight

April 3rd, 2020- Tom Brinkoetter and Tony Piraino call into Byers & Co. to highlight some homes, talk about the way they are working with potential buyers and sellers of homes now that open houses are not allowed, and acknowledge some winners for one of their contests. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


City Says Lake Decatur is Still Open

April 3, 2020 – The city of Decatur says Lake Decatur remains open for recreation use during the COVID-19 situation as boaters and fishermen can easily maintain proper social distancing. This includes all boat ramps, public and private docks.  Boaters, fishermen and others are reminded to stay at least 6 feet apart from other people…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: St. Teresa Mega Raffle with Dr. Ken Hendriksen

April 3rd, 2020- Dr. Ken Hendriksen of St. Teresa High School joins Byers & Co. to talk about the delay of the official kickoff for their annual Mega Raffle, how tickets can be purchased early during a soft launch, and what the Mega Raffle means for the school and potential winners. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading