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Rodney Davis

Davis Named Ranking Member for Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

January 17 – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis today has been named one of the six ranking members for the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. As a subcommittee ranking member, Davis will help craft a national infrastructure package. Davis was appointed by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Davis…Continue Reading

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Decatur Sees Significant Decrease in Crime

January 17 – Violent crimes in Decatur were down nearly 20 percent and property crimes dropped by nearly 15 percent according to statistics released Thursday by Decatur Police Chief Jim Getz. In a media release, Getz said “officers should be commended for their hard work in bringing these crimes down. The citizens should also be…Continue Reading

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State Unemployment Up Slightly Amid Job Growth

January 17 – Unemployment in Illinois ticked up in December while the state added more than 13,000 jobs, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate at 4.3 percent after standing at 4.2 percent in November. Job…Continue Reading

JB Pritzker

Pritzker Signs Oft-rejected Gun-dealer Licensing

January 17 – Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor’s policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action against Illinois. Pritzker, sworn in on Monday, chose an elementary school in Chicago to sign legislation meant to cut down on illegal purchases of firearms…Continue Reading

Roland Martin

MLK Banquet Set for Friday

January 17 – The 33rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet presented by the City of Decatur Human Relations Commission will be held Friday at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. Journalist and political pundit Roland Martin will be the guest speaker. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with dinner served at 7 o’clock.…Continue Reading

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Area Braces for Next Winter Wallop

January 17 – Illinois residents are beginning to brace themselves for a storm the National Weather Service says could bring a half-foot of snow to parts of the state. National Weather Service forecasters say the storm is expected to start Friday afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible in northern and…Continue Reading

Macon Co Sheriff-Brown

Sheriff’s Office Announces Scholarships

January 17 – Macon County Sheriff Tony Brown will award two $500 college scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. The scholarships are part of more than $50,000 being awarded statewide by the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association. The scholarships can be applied to tuition, books and fees only, and the student must be enrolled full-time at a…Continue Reading

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Conservation District Seeks Wildlife Art Contest Entries

January 16 – Children and teens can participate in a county-wide Wildlife Art Contest being held this winter by the Macon County Conservation District. The district announced the contest in December and continues to accept submissions through January 25. “We look forward to seeing unique submissions and we invite everyone to stop by and view…Continue Reading

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