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UPDATE: Davis Campaign Field Director Arrested in Springfield

August 16 – A field director for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ campaign has been fired after an alleged incident at a Springfield bar Wednesday. Levi Lovell was arrested by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office following an altercation at a campaign event for Davis’ opponent, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, at JP Kelly’s. Davis has issued the following…Continue Reading

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ADM Opens Tech Center in Shanghai, Acquires Facilities in Brazil

August 16 – Archer Daniels Midland celebrated the opening of a new regional office and technical innovation center Friday in Shanghai, China. The opening of the facility featured a dedication and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “With today’s busy lifestyles, people are turning to healthier eating habits, accelerating changes in consumer tastes and preferences at an unprecedented…Continue Reading

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Fall Hours Now in Effect for Fairview Pool

August 16 – The Decatur Park District says the Fairview Family Aquatic Center will observe fall hours now through September 3. Open swim will be offered from noon – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Special Labor Day hours on September 3 are from noon – 5 p.m. with half price admission. Call Danita…Continue Reading

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Decatur and Macon County Veterans Head to Washington

August 16 – The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight that serves Central Illinois will take its next Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (Aug. 21) out of Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. On board the flight will be one World War II, 19 Korean War and 65 Vietnam War Era Veterans who will visit…Continue Reading

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Pritzker Vows to Make Infrastructure a Priority

August 15 – During his Wednesday afternoon stop at the Decatur Civic Center, JB Pritzker acknowledged Macon County as critical to the success of Illinois. “This is an important agriculture and transportation hub for this state and this nation. I will never forget that,” the Democratic candidate for governor said during the last stop of…Continue Reading

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Durbin, Pritzker Stump for Londrigan

August 15 – When Sen. Dick Durbin was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, his district included Macon County. Now he wants to see a Democrat reclaim the seat that represents the Decatur area. During Wednesday’s rally of Macon County Democrats at the Decatur Civic Center, Durbin voiced strong support for…Continue Reading

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Pritzker, Democrats Tab Rauner a ‘Failed’ Leader

August 15 – Advocating for higher wages, lower property taxes, broader health care and increased funding for higher education, Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker called Governor Bruce Rauner “desperate” and “a failed governor.” “I don’t think he understands what’s great about the state of Illinois, and that’s you the people,” the challenger from Chicago said…Continue Reading

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Publication Tabs DMH as a ‘Best Hospital’

August 15 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named a “Best Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 25th in Illinois. DMH was also named a “regionally ranked hospital” and earned high performance ratings for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, lung cancer surgery, and colon cancer surgery. “I am extremely proud of our physicians, nurses…Continue Reading

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Neuhoff Media’s Misner Wins Rising Star Award

August 15 – Neuhoff Media account executive Karalee Misner has received the 2018 Rising Star Award presented by Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio and Marketron. Misner claimed the honor during the Rising Through the Ranks Seminar on Wednesday at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tenn. She was one of 23 scholarship winners presented by…Continue Reading

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DMCOC to Resume Computer Class

August 15 – After a summer hiatus, the Decatur Macon County Opportunity Corporation will resume its free computer class next week. People looking to gain computer skills to assist with job searching will be able to learn about keyboarding, using the internet, and other basics including Microsoft Word and Excel. The class starts Monday and…Continue Reading

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