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Millikin Launches New BA in Theatre and Performance Studies

September 18, 2020 – The Millikin University School of Theatre & Dance has announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies degree program.  The program will replace its current Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree program. According to the University, The BA in Theatre and Performance Studies program retains the…Continue Reading

Rod Blagojevich

President Trump Commutes Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s Sentence

February 18, 2020 –  CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted what he called the “ridiculous” 14-year prison sentence handed out to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for political corruption, clearing the way for his release after more than eight years behind bars. The Republican president said the punishment imposed on the Chicago…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Election Judges Needed For This Year’s General Primary

February 18th, 2020- The Macon County Clerk’s Office is in search of Election Judges for the upcoming General Primary Election on Tuesday, March 17th.  Over 300 election judges to help cover all 72 precincts. To learn more about how to become an Election Judge, listen to the full podcast with Macon County Clerk, Josh Tanner, now.  Continue Reading


LISTEN: S.I.M.P. Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

February 18th, 2020- S.I.M.P. Inc invited 30 students to help celebrate Black History Month with a Scavenger Hunt throughout Downtown Decatur and Special luncheon. The event was to educate students on Decatur businesses and Black History leaders that often don’t receive recognition.Listen to the full podcast with President and CEO of S.I.M.P. Inc Dr. Jarmese Sherrod, now. Continue Reading