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IDVA Veterans and Business awards

IDVA taking nominations for veteran, business awards

September 2 – Nominations are now being accepted for the Illinois Veterans’ Patriotic Volunteer Appreciation Award and the Illinois Veterans’ Business Appreciation Award.   The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) is accepting the nominations.  The IDVA selects a veteran and business recipient quarterly.   “These awards highlight the wonderful work being done for our…Continue Reading

Road Construction

IDOT halting roadwork for Labor Day traffic

September 2 – In anticipation of heavy Labor Day traffic, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be reopening lanes to help expedite holiday travel.   IDOT says they will be opening lanes wherever possible for this weekend as they expect a lot of traffic for Labor Day.  Non-emergency roadwork will be suspended starting today…Continue Reading

Pershing Early Learning Center

Pershing, Enterprise earn award for preschool programs

September 2 – Pershing Early Learning Center and Enterprise Elementary are being recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their outstanding pre-school programs.   ISBE issues their Circle of Quality awards to schools that have improved the quality of their early learning and development programs that serve children from birth to age…Continue Reading

Gas prices climb ahead of Labor Day weekend

Gas prices climb ahead of Labor Day weekend

September 2 – After dropping for two months, gas prices are on the rise again in Illinois.   According to AAA Chicago’s Fuel Gauge Report, Illinois gas prices are averaging $2.33.  That’s an increase from $2.15 a month ago, but still down considerably from $2.73 on average a year ago.  AAA’s Beth Mosher says some…Continue Reading

Sergey Bogza MDSO

Bogza ready for first Labor Day Pops Concert

September 2 – The new director for the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) is excited to lead his first Labor Day Pops concert.   When Labor Day rolls around, Decatur residents know it is time for the Pops Concert in Nelson Park.  For the 20th consecutive year, the MDSO will be performing in front of a…Continue Reading

Tanya Andricks science series

Andricks: Healthcare needs a new approach

September 2 – With healthcare costs rising exponentially, Crossing Healthcare CEO Tanya Andricks says we have to find solutions to drive down costs and also provide quality healthcare.   Speaking to a large crowd at Millikin’s Science Entrepreneurship Series, Andricks spoke about healthcare and how to make it more accessible and affordable.  She says 17…Continue Reading

Decatur Police SUV

Decatur police encouraging safety this Labor Day weekend

September 2 – With the holiday weekend coming up, the Decatur Police Department is issuing a reminder to not drink and drive.   The Decatur Police Department is reminding you to celebrate safely this weekend.  Many drivers celebrate and then get behind the wheel, making the roads dangerous.  DPD is partnering up with the Illinois…Continue Reading


Supreme Court forms new rules after marijuana decriminalization

September 1 – The Illinois Supreme Court says it has created new rules to deal with a new state law that decriminalizes possessing small amounts of marijuana.   The high court said Thursday that it has adopted six new rules to establish procedures for the court system to follow when handling civil law violations. Illinois…Continue Reading

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Millikin named “Best in the Midwest” by Princeton Review

September 1 – Millikin University is among the best colleges in the Midwest according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 College Selection Guide.   The Review lists Millikin University among its “Best in the Midwest” recommended schools in its 2017 list.  Only 156 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list for 2017.   “Millikin is…Continue Reading