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Secretary of State Warns Against Marijuana Investment Scams

October 21 – Secretary of State Jesse White is cautioning citizens to be aware of schemes and risks associated with potentially fraudulent marijuana-related investments. With investments in marijuana businesses becoming more common, criminals are attempting to use the increased publicity to convince investors to enter risky or outright fraudulent ventures. “People should do their homework…Continue Reading

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City Offers Informational Program for Tenants, Landlords

October 21 – The City of Decatur will host an Illinois Department of Human Rights informational program for tenants and landlords on Tuesday. Residents are invited to join housing experts for a free workshop covering a variety of topics property owners and renters face. Having a clear understanding of housing rights and responsibilities can help…Continue Reading

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Sons of American Legion Pig Roast Today

October 20 – People are invited to enjoy food and fun at the Sons of the American Legion Pig Roast today at the Castle Williams Post 105. The event begins serving at 4 p.m., with a cost of $5 per plate along with a cash bar. Karaoke with Stevie Ray Kelton starts at 7 p.m.…Continue Reading

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Lincoln Trail Homestead Holding Dedication Ceremony

October 20 – The Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial today with a ceremony that includes the dedication of a new parkway. The 10 a.m. event begins at the Memorial Rock with an Honor Guard and the Harristown Boy Scouts conducting a flag ceremony, with music provided by the…Continue Reading

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Scareport Run Takes Off on Saturday

October 19 – The Scareport Run the Runway event at Decatur Airport is set for Saturday. The one-mile Tot Trot begins at 6:30 p.m., with the 5K and 10K starting at 7 o’clock. Race-day registration is $31. Prizes will be given in all age divisions and awards will be presented for the best costumes. An…Continue Reading

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MRI Bright Start Program Tabbed A Blue Ribbon Affiliate

October 19 – The Macon Resources Bright Start Program has earned recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate by the Parents as Teachers National Center. The designation, made October 1, makes MRI’s Bright Start as one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network. “We take great pride in the…Continue Reading

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Students See Career Opportunities at Manufacturing Days

October 19 – Area high school students got the chance to learn about career opportunities offered by local companies during Decatur’s third annual Manufacturing Days expo at Richland Community College. “The main goal is awareness. These kids, they need to know what is happening in the community around them. They need to know that these…Continue Reading

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Bridge Work to Close Brush College Road in November

October 19 – Repair work to a railroad bridge will close a portion of Brush College Road for more than two weeks in November. Beginning at 7 a.m. November 5, Brush College will be closed between Hickory Street and Olive Street to allow Fenton Rigging and Contracting to perform repairs on the Norfolk Southern bridge.…Continue Reading

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Macon County CASA Wins Young Philanthropists Grant

October 19 – Macon County CASA has been announced as the winner of a $5,000 grant following the Young Philanthropists Giving Circle’s “pitch party” held Wednesday night at the Children’s Museum of Illinois. After painting a persuasive picture of the need for more care options for older children in the foster system, CASA (Court Appointed…Continue Reading

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