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Park District Announces Holiday Facility Hours

December 15 – The Decatur Park District has announced its facility hours and closures for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Aside from flight operations at Decatur Airport, all park district facilities will be closed on Christmas Day. Hours for Christmas Eve: The DISC will be open from 5:30 a.m.…Continue Reading

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Senior Center Set to Host Christmas Party

December 15 – The Decatur-Macon County Senior Center will hold its annual Christmas Party on Thursday. Co-hosted by the Decatur Park District, the event begins at 11 a.m. and costs $10 for members and $11 for non-members. The program begins with musical entertainment from Robin Thompson-Piper. Lunch will be served at noon before Santa’s arrival…Continue Reading

Citizens Utility Board

CUB Releases Online Guide for Utility Customers

December 14 – The Citizens Utility Board has released a free online guide for Illinois utility customers explaining the rules that govern gas and electric companies. The guide is meant to help consumers advocate for themselves against the big utilities, avoid scams, and save money on their energy bills. “There is no other place in…Continue Reading

Rodney Davis

Davis Lauds Congressional Overhaul of Sexual Harassment Policies

December 14 – Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis issued a statement Friday, calling the legislation a huge step toward Congress leading by example. “The House led…Continue Reading

DISC

DISC to Host Winter Break Day Camps

December 14 – Kids age 5-14 can enjoy fun activities and take exciting field trips during six upcoming “School’s Out” day camps at the Decatur Indoor Sports Complex. The camps will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the first camp on Thursday (December 20). Other camps are scheduled for Friday, December 26-28,…Continue Reading

Andy Manar

Manar Spotlights 10 New Laws to Know for 2019

December 14 – Rear-facing car seats, blaze pink hunting clothes and required school safety drills are among the subjects contained in new state laws that take effect January 1. “Many of the laws that go on the books New Year’s Day reflect people’s desire to create a safer environment for their children and loved ones,”…Continue Reading

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Rauner to Clear Clemency Backlog, Issue Reports in Final Month

December 14 – Expect to hear from Gov. Bruce Rauner a few more times in the next month as he prepares to hand over the executive office keys to his replacement. It’s not just the annual state of the state address Illinois’ governor is constitutionally required to give. Whoever it is is supposed to also…Continue Reading

Decatur Blaze

Hockey Teams Set for Teddy Bear Toss

December 14 – The hockey teams that call the Decatur Civic Center home are gearing up to collect teddy bears that will be donated to local hospitals and agencies. “Obviously, we’re a part of Decatur and we want to give back,” said Decatur Blaze assistant coach Jim Meyer, who accompanied forwards Jonah Manning and Scott…Continue Reading

Macon Co Sheriff Office

Sheriff’s Office: Bomb Threat an Apparent Hoax

December 13 – A nationwide wave of emailed false alarm bomb threats Thursday included multiple Decatur locations. Lt. Jamie Belcher of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office said in a media release that A-Lert Construction on Bearsdale Road received an email indicating there was a bomb in the building and the company would need to pay…Continue Reading

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McAlister’s to Open Forsyth Location on Monday

December 13 – The new McAlister’s Deli restaurant in Forsyth will hold its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the first 100 guests in line to receive one free sweet tea each week for a year. The fast casual chain features sandwiches, salads, and giant stuffed baked potatoes. Located and 850 S. U.S. 51,…Continue Reading

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