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Winter Weather Get It Together Campaign

November 29th, 2019-  The State is launching its annual “Winter Weather…Get it Together” Campaign…urging the public to stay safe on Illinois roads as the weather gets bad. Illinois winters are unpredictable so drivers need to be prepared for anything says State Department of Transportation spokesperson Guy Tridgell. I-DOT says it’s also a good idea to…Continue Reading


For This We Give Thanks

November 27, 2019 – On the Eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday, NowDecatur asked members of the community what they were thankful for this holiday season.   Chapter President of the Maroa Forsyth FFA, Hanna Lyon:   Dave Brandon – Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer of Hickory Point Bank   Former President JL Hubbard Insurance and Bonds, Kevin Breheny  Amber Kaylor, President and CEO of Childrens…Continue Reading


Fire Safety This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 – The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office has some tips to help prevent fires in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the top day for home fires involving cooking equipment says Fire Marshal Spokesperson JC Futlz. That’s why it’s important to keep anything that can catch fire away from the store and to not…Continue Reading


ISP Stepping Up Holiday Patrols

November 27, 2019 –  The Illinois State Police is beefing up patrols for the Thanksgiving holiday. Motorists can expect to see more troopers. . .roadside safety checks and special details through December 2nd says State Police spokesperson Trooper Mindy Carroll. The State Police will especially be focusing on speeders, distracted and drunk driving and those…Continue Reading


Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27, 2019 – Over 800 community members filled the Decatur Civic Center for the 67th annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon Tuesday, presented by the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The keynote address of the luncheon was presented by Dr. Dana Ray, Chief Medical Officer of Crossing Healthcare. The annual luncheon was catered by Nelson’s Catering and was served by volunteers of…Continue Reading


ADM Donates $112,000 to Northeast Community Fund

November 27, 2019 – ADM and their employees presented Northeast Community Fund with a check for $112,000 yesterday for their Thanksgiving basket project. The donation was first made possible after the employees of ADM raised money for Northeast Community Fund’s Thanksgiving Baskets by challenging each team to raise $750. If the team raised $750, their team leader…Continue Reading

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WATCH: Central A&M State Championship Preview

November 27th, 2019 – Central A&M is trying to win their first IHSA Football State Title since 1997 this Friday, when they take on Lena-Winslow (Lee-Na Wins-Low) in the 1A Championship Game. Both teams are undefeated on the season, and the Raiders know it will be a tough task to beat the Panthers. Continue Reading