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City Manager Tim Gleason

Gleason to present ‘priorities’ tonight during Council meeting

DECATUR–  Tonight’s Decatur City Council meeting has been a long time coming for City Manager Tim Gleason.   Tonight, Gleason is prepared to deliver his ‘priority presentation’ to the city council where he says he will outline some of the short term and long term priorities he has identified for the city.   Without giving…Continue Reading

Get covered Illinois

The open enrollment period for health insurance began Sunday

SPRINGFIELD – Get Covered Illinois’ open enrollment period began today, and those of you who need health care coverage, or are renewing your current plan, should carefully weigh all of your options.   The state’s health insurance marketplace offers several different plans, ranging in coverage and price, to those who don’t have Medicare, Medicaid, or…Continue Reading

Medicinal Marijuana

Applicants to receive medical marijuana cards ‘soon’

SPRINGFIELD– Thousands of applications for medical marijuana usage have been approved and ID cards should be in applicants’ hands in a few days. Users should be able to buy marijuana from approved dispensaries within the next two weeks, finally putting in place a process years in the making. “I would anticipate that most patients will…Continue Reading

Budweiser

Decatur-based Skeff Distributing expands with Taylorville purchase

DECATUR– Skeff Distributing company is expanding operations south-east to Taylorville.   The beverage distribution company announced Friday the acquisition of Gagne Distributing, the Anheuser-Busch distributor in Taylorville.   Skeff Distributing President John Skeffington says the deal will expand their footprint to include Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, and Sangamon counties.   “Jim Gagne has been a…Continue Reading

Clinton Nuclear Power Plant

Clinton power plant to stay open for at least another year

CHICAGO (AP) — Exelon Corp. says it will wait a year to decide if it will close a nuclear plant in the Clinton, IL.   Exelon owns Illinois’ 11 nuclear reactors. It made the decision Thursday. The company previously delayed similar decisions for a year about nuclear plants in the Quad Cities and Byron.  …Continue Reading

Dennis Hastert

Former Speaker Hastert’s reputation all but squashed after guilty plea

CHICAGO — Even if former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert avoids prison time after his guilty plea, the damage to his reputation has been done.   Hastert pleaded guilty to structuring his bank withdrawals to get around reporting requirements as he paid off someone known only as “Individual A,” supposedly to cover up decades-old allegations…Continue Reading

State Rep. LaShawn Ford

One lawmaker is calling for the stoppage of IL lottery ticket sales

CHICAGO — The state lottery has been referred to for years as a “shell game,” but now a state lawmaker is calling it an out-and-out “scam,” because it does not pay prizes of more than $600, pending new spending authority.   State Rep. LaShawn Ford says the lottery should quit selling tickets unless there’s either a budget…Continue Reading