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Girl Scouts Hosting Cookie Rally, College Prep Program

January 16 – The Decatur branch of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will host a cookie rally Saturday and a six-session college prep program beginning next month. The cookie rally, one of seven across the Central Illinois region, serves as a chance for girls to prepare their business plans, and rally together for a…Continue Reading

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Another Winter Advisory Tonight; Storm This Weekend

January 16 – The National Weather Service has issued another Winter Weather Advisory for most of Central Illinois, adding that another storm is expected to arrive over the weekend followed a blast of cold. The Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. A wintry mix of precipitation…Continue Reading

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Millikin Offers Chance to View Lunar Eclipse

January 16 – A special Public Observation Night at Requarth Observatory will give people a chance to witness a rare total lunar eclipse. Members of the public and the Millikin University community are invited to attend the viewing on Sunday. The eclipse will be visible from 10:41 to 11:43 p.m.; the observatory will be open…Continue Reading

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Parks Board OKs Sale of Land to Highway Department

January 16 – A small parcel of real estate will transfer from the Decatur Park District to the Macon County Highway Department to allow for work on the Macon County Beltway project. The Park District Board of Commissioners approved the sale of the land on Reas Bridge Road to the county during its regular meeting…Continue Reading

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BBB Warns Against Bogus Online Retailers

January 16 – The Better Business Bureaus in Illinois are warning consumers about a variety of bogus online retailers. Some of the bogus websites are using addresses in Champaign-Urbana and Naperville. Consumers allege that these shops do not deliver purchased merchandise or deliver a product that is crafted from poor quality material that does not…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion Chamber Accepting Scholarship Applications

January 16 – The Scholarship Committee of the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce has announced it is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The Mt. Zion Chamber will award a total of $3,500 as part of its annual Scholarship Program. Applications must be received no later than March 1. Winners will be notified by…Continue Reading


Public Invited to Submit Stories for IDOT Safety Campaign

January 16 – As part of an ongoing effort to encourage better driving habits, the Illinois Department of Transportation is asking people to help emphasize the consequences of unsafe driving. “Traffic crashes and fatalities do not just represent statistics, but names and faces of people with families and loved ones who care about them,” said…Continue Reading

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Overnight

January 15 – The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued an overnight Winter Weather Advisory for most of Central Illinois. The advisory will be in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Counties in the advisory area include Macon, DeWitt, Piatt, Christian, Logan, Sangamon and Shelby. Patchy freezing drizzle is expected, primarily…Continue Reading

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Rotary Club Plans Trivia Night Fundraiser

January 15 – The Decatur Rotary Club will host a trivia night to raise money for its community projects. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on January 26 at Richland Community College’s Shilling Center. Admission is $10 per person for ages 21 and over. Each table will be set up for teams of eight…Continue Reading

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DPS Announces Time Change for Next Board Meeting

January 15 – Decatur Public School District 61 has announced a time change for the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. The open session for the January 22 meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., an hour later than normal. The meeting will still be held in the first floor board room at the Keil…Continue Reading

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