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Pritzker Restores Wage Increases Frozen by Rauner

January 15 – Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first full day in office to restore frozen wage increases for unionized state employees. The Democrat also took other pro-worker action Tuesday at the state Capitol. Pritzker announced that union employees would begin getting seniority-based “step” increases in pay. Those contractually required increases were frozen by former…Continue Reading

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Decatur Police Seek Missing Teen

January 15 – The Decatur Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a missing teen girl. Alecianna Scott, 15, is a runaway from Webster Cantrell Hall and has been missing since January 2. She is diabetic and with the length of time she has been missing she may not be getting the…Continue Reading

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Ameren Illinois Stresses Natural Gas Safety

January 15 – As temperatures dip and heating needs increase, Ameren Illinois cautions its natural gas customers to stay alert for potential gas leaks. Ameren Illinois delivers natural gas to 816,000 customers via 18,300 miles of pipeline across its 43,700 square-mile service territory. But for a variety of reasons, leaks occur. “A lot of times…Continue Reading

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Four Upcoming Blood Drives Announced

January 15 – Area residents wishing to donate blood will have four opportunities in the coming weeks. Richland Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on January 30, when a Bloodmobile will be at One College Park. To donate, contact the Community Blood Center at 1-217-241-7550 or visit and use…Continue Reading

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Caulkins Opens District Office in Decatur

January 15 – Newly elected State Rep. Dan Caulkins has announced the opening of a district office in Decatur. “I am pleased to announce that my district office is up and running and my staff and I are eager to meet with constituents to assist them in any way we can,” said Caulkins, a Decatur…Continue Reading

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Freezing Drizzle May Impede Travel; More Snow Expected Over Weekend

January 14 – An overnight and early morning mix of freezing precipitation and areas of fog may make for hazardous travel Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says a weak weather system will produce patches of freezing drizzle that will make untreated roads and walkways slippery. Freezing drizzle began in Peoria around 9 p.m. Monday…Continue Reading

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Council Approves City Manager Pact with Wrighton

January 14 – Scot Wrighton’s employment agreement to become Decatur’s next City Manager was ratified by the City Council during a special meeting Monday. “One of the key factors in my decision was all of you,” Wrighton told the Council members. “No matter what, there has to be a consensus of really working hard for…Continue Reading

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Pritzker Inaugurated as Illinois Governor

January 14 – Democrat J.B. Pritzker has been sworn in as the 43rd governor of Illinois. Pritzker took the oath Monday at the downtown Springfield convention center. The billionaire heir to the Hyatt hotel chain defeated first-term Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in November. Pritzker has pledged to revise the state income tax structure to make…Continue Reading

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St. Teresa to Name Court for Ipsen

January 14 – St. Teresa High School will name its basketball court in honor of former head boys and girls basketball coach Bill Ipsen. A naming ceremony is planned for halftime of next Monday’s girls basketball Senior Night game, officially dedicating the gymnasium floor as “The Bill Ipsen Court.” The naming was made possible through…Continue Reading

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Snowstorm Creates Run on Stores’ Winter Supplies

January 14 – The weekend snowstorm that produced more than 9 inches of snow in Decatur also put a dent in some stores’ stock of winter supplies. “We are currently sold out of snow blowers, shovels, sleds,” said Libby Kenney of Kenney’s Ace Hardware in Decatur. “But we are restocking for Thursday, because it looks…Continue Reading

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