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LISTEN/LOOK: Kroger Celebrates Significant Investment in Decatur

November 13th, 2019 – Kroger celebrated a significant investment at two of their Decatur locations with a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony at the Kroger located at 3070 N. Water. The ceremony marked the completion of a $4 million remodel of both the N. Water store and the store located at 255 West 1st Drive. Along with…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Winter Car Safety

November 13th, 2019- With the unpredictable weather that comes with living in the Midwest, it’s important to make sure your car maintenance is up to snuff.  T R Flynn President of Smith Tire Company says it’s important to winterize your vehicle and gives some tips on leaving your car out in below-freezing temperatures.  Continue Reading


LISTEN: Nobody’s Business Boutique

November 13th, 2019- An old-time Decatur favorite has reopened its doors for Business.  What was once known as Whispers Lingerie is now known as Nobody’s Business Boutique. The store hours are from 11 am to 6 pm, and it is open Tuesday through Saturday. Nobody’s Business is located at 1020 N Fairview Ave. Continue Reading

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National Donor Sabbath Celebration

November 13th, 2019- HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital will hold a special service to celebrate the National Donor Sabbath on Thursday, November 14, at 10 a.m. The service will honor organ donors, both those who have already received and those still waiting with a blessing, candle lighting, prayers, and music from the St. Mary’s Colleague Choir.  The…Continue Reading


DAAC To Host Castle In the Cornfield

November 12, 2019 – Dedicated in 1930, the Staley building is often called the Castle in the Cornfield.  At nearly 210 feet tall, the neo gothic building is considered a cathedral of commerce and is serves as a symbol of Decatur’s rich agribusiness history.  You can learn more about the building during a Decatur Area Arts Council…Continue Reading

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Maroa Forsyth Schools Holding Facilities Meeting

November 12, 2019 – Maroa-Forsyth School District is holding another community forum to address facility needs at the middle school.  At the October 23 meeting, attendees heard a presentation on finances and reviewed possible scenarios for the facility. Community feedback for changes and improvements will be gathered. The forum will be held this evening at 6:30pm at the Maroa Forsyth Middle School. Facility…Continue Reading


Senate Approves Manar Backed Bill To End Daylight Savings

November 12, 2019 – The Illinois Senate has approved legislation aimed at making daylight saving time the year-round standard in Illinois. The inspiration for Senate Bill 533 came from a group of students from Carlinville High School, who presented the idea to sponsor Senator Manar as part of a civics class project.  The bill would have…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Nicole Bateman

November 12th, 2019- Executive Director, Midwest Inland Port & Community Marketing Manager, Limitless Decatur & Macon County Nicole Bateman joined Byers and Company to give an update new events and projects with the EDC and Limitless Decatur.Continue Reading