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WATCH: Direct Qualifier For The 2020 U.S. Open Bowling

January 6th, 2020- Spare Time Lanes hosted its 3rd Annual U.S. Open Direct Qualifier yesterday, as 25 competitors came out and competed to win their ticket to the U.S. Bowling Open. Competitors played nine rounds to compete for the top five spots to then compete in an in house step ladder final. The overall winner receives…Continue Reading


DPS to Hold Session on Future of Hope Academy

January 6, 2020 – Decatur Public Schools are holding a listening session to discuss the future of Hope Academy.  Hope family members and the community are invited to a public forum at Hope Academy this evening as the DPS Board of Education considers proposed changes to elementary school boundaries within the District. The session will be held…Continue Reading


Truck Exemption on New Trade In Tax

January 5, 2020 – If you want to be exempt from Illinois’ new sales tax exemption when trading in a vehicle, buy a truck.  Illinois will now no longer give a full exemption on the trade-in value of a car. Instead, Illinois’ sales tax will apply to any trade-in vehicle worth more than $10,000. Illinois Department of…Continue Reading

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Farmer Stress Reached New Heights in 2019

January 6, 2020 – Because of the weather and market conditions that largely are out of their control, farmers are used to dealing with high amounts of stress. But the 2,700 farmers who responded to an annual survey conducted by the Illinois Farm Bureau said 2019 brought levels of stress to new heights. Mike Doherty, senior economist…Continue Reading

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WATCH: Pickle at the DISC

January 5, 2020 – This weekend, The Decatur Indoor Sports Center hosted their largest pickle ball tournament to date with “Pickle at the Disc”.  The event featured 85 competitors and 3 division competitions; Men’s double, women’s double and mixed pair. Check out the video now!Continue Reading