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47th Annual Boys and Girls Club Banquet and Awards

November 7th, 2019 – The Decatur Boys and Girls Club held their 47th Annual banquet and Awards Ceremony last night.  The event welcomed in new Executive Director Shamika Bond, as well as honored 3 outstanding individuals for their service.  Retired Mt Zion Principal Barbara Janes was honored at Volunteer of the Year. The Humanitarian award was given…Continue Reading

Salvation Army toy setup

Salvation Army Toy Drive Saturday at Walmart

November 7, 2019 – Tomorrow, The Salvation Army and Walmart will be holding a toy drive for children in need this holiday season.  The toy drive will be held at both Walmart locals in Decatur tomorrow from 10 am to 6 pm. To donate, all you need to do is drop off new toys to The Salvation…Continue Reading

TA Strike

Tentative Date Set for DPS and DFTA Continued Negotaitions

November 7, 2019 – The Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants and the Decatur School Board may be headed back to the table before the end of the month.  According to DPS, a mediation session has been tentatively scheduled for November 21st.  Negotiations have been taking place between the Union representing the teaching assistants and the Board.…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Decatur Gators in Midwest Development League Playoffs

November 7th 2019 – This Saturday, the 9u Decatur Gators youth football team will be playing in the Midwest Development League Playoffs this Saturday in St. Louis. The Decatur Youth Football League, formed by Issac Wilson and Paul McCreary this year, chose to play in the Midwest Development league to not only play against bigger and…Continue Reading


WATCH: United Way Impact Tour

November 7th, 2019- The United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois is offering Impact tours to show donors and potential donors the impact of their contributions.  The tour includes stops at organizations such as Project Read Plus, Dove Inc., and CASA to see how the United Way plays a role within these organizations and in giving back to our community.  Continue Reading