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ADM New Logo and Branding Identity

January 8th, 2020- ADM has an updated look with a new logo and branding identity.  The company unveiled a new tagline, “Unlocking Nature. Enriching Life” to reflect the company’s recent evolution. “ADM’s ongoing evolution provides us with an opportunity to evolve ADM’s purpose and identity aligned to the role we play in an ever-important industry,” said Juan…Continue Reading

Keil Building

DPS/ DFTA Fail to Reach Agreement

January 7, 2020 – The negotiations between DPS61 and the DFTA yesterday did not produce a contract.  Representatives from District #61 and DFTA met for 3 hours yesterday with a federal mediator to continue contract negotiations. Although no tentative agreement was reached, DPS61 said in a statement that the two sides did have productive discussions. The Decatur Public…Continue Reading

Decatur Arts Council

DAAC Grant Request Deadline

January 7th, 2020- The Decatur Area Arts Council’s grant program supports and promotes events that focus on creative learning experiences that center around the arts. Grant request applications are due Monday,February 3, 2020. Qualified applicants include schools and non-profit organizations in Macon County and the towns of Assumption, Clinton, Moweaqua, Pana, and Taylorville. Funds for these…Continue Reading


Cell Phone Taxes Cost More In Illinois

January 7th, 2020- A yearly measurement of cell phone taxes and fees found Illinoisans pay more than residents in any other state and the costs are increasing. The nonpartisan Tax Foundation compiled state taxes and local taxes and determined that Illinoisans pay an average of 31 percent, or $331 a year, for the average bill. The national…Continue Reading

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Illinois Leads The Nation In Population Loss Over Past Decade

January 7th, 2020- Illinois’ industries are reacting to new U.S. Census Bureau data that shows Illinois led the nation in population loss over the past decade. The state lost nearly 160,000 residents over six years, which could mean fewer members in Congress representing the Land of Lincoln. Demographers say it is likely Illinois will lose one U.S. congressman,…Continue Reading