NowDecatur Stories

MU Interview Boot

WATCH: Millikin University’s School of Education Hosts 8th Annual Interview Boot Camp

February 26th, 2020- Millikin University’s School of Education hosted its 8th Annual Interview Boot Camp. The day long camp takes students through a series of mock interviews with Millikin alumni who are currently serving as superintendents and principals or representing school districts throughout Illinois and Indiana. The camp allows a chance for students to get a taste of what they should…Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2020-02-25 at 10.14.19 PM

LISTEN: Eisenhower FFA Officers Volunteer At The Good Samaritan Inn

February 26th, 2020- In celebration of National FFA Week, student officers from Eisenhower High School’s FFA Chapter volunteered their time to lend a helping hand at the Good Samaritan Inn. Listen to the full podcast with Nakya Smith, FFA Reporter, Eisenhower FFA Chapter Historian, Carson Donnel and FFA Advisor Seth Mcmillan, now. Continue Reading

Keil Building

DPS61 and TA’s To Meet Again for Contract Negotiations

February 26, 2020 – The negotiations between DPS61 and the DFTA will resume today in hopes of reaching a contract negotiation. Representatives from District #61 and the DFTA will meet again with a federal mediator to continue contract negotiations.  Though previous meetings have not produced a contract, DPS 61 said in a statement that the two sides did have productive…Continue Reading

ADM sign

ADM Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies

February 26, 2020 – ADM joins the likes of AT&T, John Deere, LinkedIn and MasterCard as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies according to Ethisphere, a group that works to advance the standards of ethical business practices.  ADM is one of 132 companies that were recognized, spanning 21 countries and over 50 industries. “Each day, our world-class team of 40,000 works to…Continue Reading


Dove Inc. To Receive Federal Grants for Senior Volunteer Programs

February 26, 2020 – Dove, Inc. In Decatur has been awarded two federal grants for the Senior Corp (core) program. The grants, totaling over $157,000, were announced yesterday by Congressman Rodney Davis. One $70,000 grant will be used for the Retired & Seniors Volunteer Program or RSVP. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer networks for people 55 and older. Dove counts RSVP as one its most successful…Continue Reading


Local Girl Receives Cancer Treatment Thanks to Blackhawks Player

February 25th, 2020 – After having issues with headaches and ear problems, Bement High School grad and current Indiana State University Junior, Lauren Gross, was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma in 2016.  But even going through treatment, multiple biopsies and surgeries, her love for the Chicago Blackhawks never wavered. Her brother, Connor Gross, reached out to the Make A…Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2020-02-25 at 7.04.40 AM

CASA Playhouses Chosen For Raffle

February 25, 2020 – Macon County CASA has announced the winning designs for this year’s CASA Playhouse raffle.  eight total designs were offered with an opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite Two.  The winning designs by BLDD architects were “Crushing Playtime”, a monster truck themed playhouse designed by Greg Butler and his son Graham. . .and “Pirate…Continue Reading