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Marcus Bartley Named First Team Academic All-American

March 14, 2019 – Former MacArthur General standout, and now senior basketball player at SIU Marcus Bartley was named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.  He said it’s important for him to be a role model for kids in Decatur. Bartley graduated from SIU with…Continue Reading


LISTEN: National Weather Service Trains Storm Spotters

March 14, 2019 – The National Weather Service held a training seminar to help citizens identify severe weather. N.W.S  recently held storm spotter training for citizens.  Listen to the interview with Ed Shimons, senior meteorologist. In a new podcast, Shimons provides some of the tasks required of a storm spotter and how you can get involved. Continue Reading


Pop-Up Electronics Recycling Event This Weekend

March 12, 2019 –Unwanted TVs and certain consumer electronic items may be dropped off for recycling during a Pop-up Electronics Collection this Saturday, March 16 by registering for an appointment.   Select consumer video devices, gaming systems and home office electronic items that have been banned from Illinois landfills will be collected. Each registrant may drop off up to seven accepted items without charge except for TVs/monitors, which will be…Continue Reading


House Advances Tobacco 21

March 12, 2019 – House Lawmakers are voting to raise the age to buy smokes in Illinois.  Under the legislation, you’ll have to be 21, instead of 18 to purchase tobacco products in Illinois.  Supporters claim this will help reduce the number of teens who pick up the habit. More than 30 communities, including Chicago, already…Continue Reading


Time To Check Smoke Detectors

March 12, 2019 – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal says it’s time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Fire Marshal Matt Perez says the spring and autumn time changes for daylight saving time present a “built-in reminder to ensure your smoke alarms are working properly.”  Testing allows parents to alert children…Continue Reading

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