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Closings for Tuesday November 12

Updated 8:40 am DPS 61 Decatur Christian Central A&M Holy Family Lake Land Community College LSA Meridian schools OLOL Okaw Valley Pana Richland CC Sangamon Valley Sullivan schools St Pats St Teresa Other: St Marys Adult Day Care Baby Talk Decatur Macon County Senior Center Anna Waters Head Start Homework Hangout Children’s Museum of Illinois…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Millikin University’s WWII Poster Gallery

November 12th, 2019- Millikin University has opened its newest art gallery within Kirkland Fine Arts Center. The new gallery features a collection of World War II posters. The gallery is up from now until November 15th and is free to the public. Listen below to the full podcast with Associate Professor of Art Ed Walker. Continue Reading

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HSHS Auxiliary Hosting Christmas Extravaganza

November 12, 2019 – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary will host their Annual Christmas Extravaganza and Bake Sale today until 3 p.m.  The Auxiliary Artisans will display their one-of-a-kind Christmas items in the hospital lobby with bakery items and additional vendors in the Assisi (uh-see-see) Room. This year’s vendors include: Ol’ Kids Designs by Marilyn Dillon, handmade items by Donna Fleenor, Wooden Bowls, 3 Sister…Continue Reading

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Weather A Reminder To Be Prepared

November 12, 2019 – Yesterday’s winter storm was a timely reminder to be prepared. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Rebecca Clark said being unprepared for winter weather can be both inconvenient and dangerous. She encouraged residents to take a few minutes to put together home and vehicle supply kits.    IMEA officials recommend supply kits include, water,…Continue Reading

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Manar Urges Congress to Ensure WWII Heroes Lie in State

November 11, 2019 –  Throughout American history, only 32 individuals have lain in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, an honor reserved for the most esteemed American military heroes and statesmen. State Senator Andy Manar is leading the push to extend that privilege to the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World…Continue Reading


Judge Bollinger Appointed Chair of Judicial Education

November 11, 2019 – The Illinois Supreme Court recently appointed Judge R.C. Bollinger of Macon County as Chair of its Committee on Judicial Education. Judge Bollinger, who presides in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, has served on the committee for six years, most recently serving as Vice-Chair of COJE.  COJE is one of…Continue Reading


Local Programs to Honor Veterans

November 11th, 2019- The Salvation Army, along with the Veterans Assistance Commission of Macon County is holding   a special celebration today to honor our Veterans.  The event will include guest speaker John Buckles of the DMCOC to speak to Vets. The event will be held this evening at 7pm at  the Salvation Army at 229 W Main St. …Continue Reading