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Republican National Convention: Day One

Rose: Republican Convention an interesting experience

July 21 – Thousands are watching the Republican National Convention this week, and State Senator Chapin Rose is giving you an inside look.   Rose is one of many Republicans in Cleveland, Ohio this week for his party’s gathering to officially nominate a presidential candidate.  The RNC is hosting approximately 2,407 delegates and 2,302 alternate…Continue Reading

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Business Development Forum (Videos)

The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur/Macon County hosted Business Development Forum at the Decatur Civic Center. Catch up on all the updates below:   Midwest Inland Port Strategic Development Infrastructure Development Strategy  Marketing Activities Grow Decatur Update Community Marketing Update OmniTRAX Partnership/ Industrial Park and Site Development Economic Development Activities  Closing RemarksContinue Reading

Business Development Forum

EDC provides update on Midwest Inland Port, shares local success stories

July 20 – Decatur’s Midwest Inland Port (MIP) is continuing to grow and more businesses are starting to realize its value and potential.   The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County (EDC) hosted a Business Development Forum Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the port’s continued growth and to provide some success…Continue Reading

Amber Kaylor

Children’s Museum of Illinois chooses new leader

July 20 – The Children’s Museum of Illinois is welcoming in their new Executive Director, Amber VanMeter Kaylor.   Kaylor is a former co-host of Byers & Co. and was most recently the Director of Resource Development for the United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois.  Kaylor has lived in Decatur her entire life.  She lives…Continue Reading

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Clothespin Characters at the Madden Arts Center

July 20 – Those curious in learning painting techniques and creating their own unique characters or dolls that stand up made their way to the Madden Arts Center.   Today’s topic was Clothespin Characters – Dolls, Super Heroes and More as part of the ongoing Weekday Series at the Madden Arts Center.   There the…Continue Reading

Independent Map Coalition

Independent Maps referendum deemed unconstitutional

July 20 – A judge has ruled that a voter referendum seeking to change the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot.   It’s the second time that such an attempt has been blocked in the courts. In both instances, a lawsuit brought by an attorney linked to top Democrats…Continue Reading

Hot Weather

Tips to stay safe in hot weather this week

July 20 – With an excessive heat watch in effect for much of central Illinois, the Macon County Health Department is offering tips on how you can beat the heat.   Thursday’s forecast is showing a high of 93 degrees, but to make things worse, the heat index could be as high as 106.  Similarly,…Continue Reading

athletic hall of fame

DPS announces the first group to be inducted into their Hall of Fame

July 20 – Ten individuals, Decatur’s most successful boys basketball head coach and an undefeated football team will be the charter class inducted in Decatur Public School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.   The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, August 27th when Eisenhower and MacArthur play at 3:00pm at Frank M. Lindsay Field at Millikin…Continue Reading

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MW Made It showing talent and products in Decatur

July 20 – You may have seen Decatur resident Michael Wilkerson’s work in the community and not even realized it.   Wilkerson went to Millikin University and studied design and 3D art. After graduating he was hired at ADM as a graphic designer where he learned real world discipline.   “I would consider myself a…Continue Reading