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Citizens Utility Board

CUB fights electricity hike

ILLINOIS — What a time to be thinking about electricity bills getting too high.   The Citizens Utility Board says an auction of “capacity costs”, a mechanism meant to make power available for everyone even on the hottest of summer days, leaves cause for concern.   “Is the auction structured in a way that allows…Continue Reading

Illinois Lottery

New lotto ticket supports HIV prevention

ILLINOIS — The cause of HIV testing and prevention education is expected to raise $2 million from the sale of a new lottery ticket.   It’s Red Ribbon Cash, a scratch-off game that’s run annually, raising $5.8 million since its inception in 2008. Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, explains where…Continue Reading

Bruce Rauner Angry

Rauner, Dems continue budget battle

SPRINGFIELD– Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t weighing in on any bills waiting for signature — except for one he especially dislikes. While Rauner says he’s focused on his own legislative agenda and next year’s budget, he opposes a bill which would ban strikes and lockouts of public employees, instead sending stalled contract talks to binding arbitration.…Continue Reading

Golf Help

In Case You Missed It – Decatur/Forsyth Classic

It may have been rain shortened, but there was still plenty of fun that happened during the week of the 2015 Decatur/Forsyth Classic. From the Platinum Pro-Am through the final check presentation, in case you missed it, catch up on everything right here!          Continue Reading

Scam Alert

Attorney General warns of new cash scam

SPRINGFIELD– State officials say scammers are posing as representatives of the Illinois attorney general’s office to try to get people to send them money.   Attorney General Lisa Madigan put out a release Thursday saying her office has received several complaints this week from people saying they’ve been contacted by the scammers. The callers are…Continue Reading

Children's Museum of Illinois

Flemming named new director of Children’s Museum

DECATUR– Children’s Museum of Illinois has named Kate Flemming as its new executive director.   “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reports Drew Jacobus, J.D., President of the Board of Directors of Children’s Museum of Illinois.  “Kate will bring leadership, creativity and vision to the Museum and a deep sense of commitment to…Continue Reading

Union Rally

Union workers rally in opposition of proposed Rauner reforms

DECATUR–  State and local government workers were gathered outside of the Decatur Correctional Center for much of the day on Tuesday to protest some of the cuts proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner.   Employees of the Decatur Correction Center, members of the local 632, AFSCME Council 31, local 612, and local 268, members all gathered…Continue Reading