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Technology to take center stage at Farm Progress Show

DECATUR– From sped-up corn crops to big combines to drones to bees – they are all on display at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur Tuesday through Thursday. The crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show. 94-day corn will be on display and could give visitors…Continue Reading

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VA finding money to continue operations for now, director says

SPRINGFIELD– The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t affected by the state budget crisis according to its director, but it could be. Department Director Erica Jeffries says both sides of the aisle agree that veterans and their families deserve support, so budget issues just aren’t there. Jeffries says that includes grants her agency gives not…Continue Reading

City of Decatur

City Council to meet Monday to discuss filling vacant council seat

DECATUR–  The Decatur City Council will meet Monday night in a closed session to discuss the future of the vacant council seat most recently occupied by Mayor Julie Moore-Wolfe.   The Council has set a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the applications they have received in regards to the seat; as of Friday…Continue Reading

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Decatur Kids “Punt, Pass & Kick”

DECATUR – Decatur-area kids took the first step in getting a chance to compete in an NFL game on Saturday.   Boys and Girls ages 8-15 were able to come out to Fairview Park to compete in a Punt, Pass & Kick Competition with the Decatur Park District.  The event was free and began at…Continue Reading

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Richland adjusts business curriculum

DECATUR – As technology continues to change things in today’s world, Richland Community College is adjusting their curriculum to keep their students on pace, if not ahead.   Vice President of the School of Business & Technology Dr. Doug Brauer says Richland is in the middle of the process of updating their business program.  Dr.…Continue Reading

Tim Beckman Fired

Illini head football coach Tim Beckman fired

URBANA – University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman on Friday after an investigation into allegations involving the program.   The Illini football season is set to kick off in just one week.  Offensive Coordinator Bill Cubit will take the reigns as interim head coach for the 2015 season. …Continue Reading

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U of I Men’s Basketball releases Big Ten schedule

CHAMPAIGN–  The 2015 University of Illinois men’s basketball conference schedule has been released.   Illinois opens B1G 10 play on December 30th as they host the Michigan Wolverines at the newly renovated State Farm Center. The full Big 10 schedule is as follows:   Jan. 3- At Ohio State Jan. 7- At Michigan State Jan.…Continue Reading

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Unemployment rate drops to 7 year low in July

DECATUR– Decatur’s unemployment rate hit a 7 year low in July.   According to figures released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the local unemployment rate was 7.2%, down from 8.8% during the same time last year; the last time the July rate was this low was in 2008.   According to Labor Analyst…Continue Reading

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No injuries after small fire at Caterpillar

DECATUR – No one was injured after a small fire at Caterpillar’s Decatur campus Thursday afternoon.   Caterpillar spokeswoman Lisa Miller said through a press release that a small fire occurred around 1:50 p.m. in a building on CAT’s campus.  She says the building is currently being torn down and the fire started after a…Continue Reading

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