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Gov. Rauner says he’s saved Illinois millions of dollars

SPRINGFIELD – In year two of his term, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner hopes to find taxpayers cost savings, but he says the real fix to the state’s fiscal crisis is growing the economy.   Gov. Rauner says he’s already saved taxpayers $700 million in state agencies through various efficiency measures.   “Because we have assembled…Continue Reading

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U of I extends athletic partnership with Nike

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) and Nike have extended their two-decade-old relationship for the foreseeable future as Nike will continue to be the footwear, apparel and equipment provider for the 21 Fighting Illini varsity sports. Nike has been the exclusive footwear and apparel provider for the DIA for…Continue Reading

Room at the Inn

Churches open as warming shelters

DECATUR – As temperatures continue to dip into the single digits overnight, some local residents have banded together to open up a church for people without homes to stay in during the night.   The City of Praise Church at 1415 North Edwards Street is allowing people to stay in their building overnight to avoid…Continue Reading

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City Council to lay out long-term priorities tonight

DECATUR—The Decatur City Council will lay out their priorities for 2016 and beyond during tonight’s meeting.   City Manager Tim Gleason says the study session tonight will allow for the individual council members to lay out their priorities in an effort to set the table for the next two years.   Gleason says he believes…Continue Reading

Mt. Zion Police

Mt. Zion Police solidifies officer-involved death policy

MT. ZION – The Mt. Zion Police Department is tightening up their policies when it comes to officer-involved deaths.   While they hope they never encounter that kind of an incident, Police Chief Adam Skundberg says they need to comply with a new state law that took effect January 1st.  As part of the Police…Continue Reading

Millikin Food Drive

MU Basketball honors MLK Legacy with food drive

DECATUR–  Martin Luther King Jr. Day may be a federal holiday but the Millikin University men’s basketball team isn’t taking the day off.   Members of the team spent Monday morning and afternoon raising food as part of their annual day of service.   “Millikin is heavily invested in the students’ involvement in the community,…Continue Reading

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Bitter cold doesn’t deter Freedom Marchers (photos included)

DECATUR – It’s a cold Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but that didn’t stop dozens of Decatur residents from marching up MLK Jr. Drive in honor of the civil rights leader.   “It was a cold walk for sure, but it was very impactful” says Derrick Thaxton, march coordinator.  “I think we showed unity to the…Continue Reading

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Decatur Police investigating near-fatal accident

DECATUR – The Decatur Police Department and the Fatal Accident Investigation Team are trying to piece together a near-fatal crash that occurred early Saturday morning.   Deputy Chief Jim Getz reports that police were alerted to an accident at 1:09 a.m. on Saturday, January 16th in the area of 1600 W. Forest.  Police then found…Continue Reading