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Hunter Wingshooting Clinic Scheduled at Decatur Gun Club

August 7th, 2019 – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Illinois Conservation Foundation and the Decatur Gun Club are sponsoring a wingshooting clinic for hunters.  The clinic will be held at the Decatur Gun Club on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The cost of the…Continue Reading

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week

August 7th, 2019 – Secretary of State Jesse White hosted the National Minority Donor Awareness Week event “Wave Away the Waiting” to promote organ/tissue donation for multicultural communities.  “We are working together to end the wait for those in need of organ donation,” said White. “Unfortunately, minorities are in great need of organ transplants, yet they donate…Continue Reading

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Illinois State Fair Announces Grand Marshall, Opens August 8th

August 7th, 2019 – The Illinois State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshall for the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. The retired American track and field athlete won three gold medals and is ranked among the all-time greatest…Continue Reading

Astronomy Jamboree

Friends Creek to Host 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree

August 6th, 2019 – Explore the night sky during the 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree at Friends Creek Conservation Area on Saturday, August 24 from 7-9pm.Enjoy live music by “Lish and the Replays” from 7:00-7:45pm, then view the stars and visible planets through telescopes. There will be a children’s crafts, giveaway prizes,and free hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting. You’re welcome to bring your own telescope(s) too…Continue Reading

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Macon County Area Contributing to Record Economic Growth in Illinois

August 6th, 2019 – The Illinois Office of Tourism announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state’s economy since 2017. Macon County contributed to the state’s added economic domestic growth, with $155.19 million in travel expenditures (a 3.4% increase) and $2.95 million in local…Continue Reading

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