LISTEN: Sen Andy Manar

LISTEN: Sen Andy Manar

April 24,2019 –  State Sen Andy Manar joined Byers & Co to discusses what he calls financial discrepancies within the Illinois Department of Transportation when it comes to road repair funding for our area. Manar also discusses his efforts in the Senate to increase teacher minimum wage. Both the Illinois Senate and House passed versions of a bill that would make $40,000 the floor for teacher pay, signaling the idea could soon arrive on Pritzker’s desk. Listen to the podcast now:

WATCH: Earth Day

WATCH: Earth Day

April 22nd, 2019- Faculty and Staff of HSHS St. Marys celebrated Earth Day today by planting and blessing a new tree in their Healing Garden.

LISTEN: Decatur Illini Club and the 3rd Annual Illini Celebration Dinner

LISTEN: Decatur Illini Club and the 3rd Annual Illini Celebration Dinner

April 22, 2019 – Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual Illini Celebration Dinner. The Decatur Illini Club is hosting the event on Tuesday May 14th at the KC Hall.  The event is part of the revitalized Illini Caravan and will be the only Central Illinois stop. Last Decatur Caravan was in 2013. Tickets are just $25 and feature a full BBQ dinner by Pinky’s BBQ, soft drinks & homemade desserts.  Every ticket is entered to win 4 Colonnades Tickets w/ pregame food and beverages in the Stadium Club & on field photo to a game of the winner’s choice.  Also enjoy guest speaker Lovie Smith!  To purchase tickets call 217-413-1103 or email  decaturillini@gmail.com.   Listen to the podcast now with Kevin and Jen Wood!

Mt Zion Chamber Names Vieweg Business of the Year

Mt Zion Chamber Names Vieweg Business of the Year

April 22, 2019 – Vieweg Real Estate has been awarded the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce outstanding business of the year. The Mt Zion Chamber held their annual banquet last Thursday. In addition, Janell Courtwright was the recipient of the 2018 Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Award and the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund awarded 4 scholarships, totaling $3,500, to Jacob Beavers, Reiley Drake, Andrew Oliger , and Bryce Shumaker.  

GoFundMe Campaign for The River Coffee Company

GoFundMe Campaign for The River Coffee Company

April 22,2019 – A new GoFundMe Campaign is raising money to rebuild The River Coffee Company.  On April 1, the coffee shop and local hangout caught on fire and caused severe damage to the establishment. The business was insured however the claim was not enough to cover all the damages and lost items and assist with rebuilding. Owners Aaron and Abigail Moma are hoping to rebuild The River Coffee Company with the assistance of the GoFundMe Campaign.  So far the Campaign has raised nearly 13,000 of its $200,000 Goal. Click HERE to donate 

PHOTOS: United Way Trivia Night

PHOTOS: United Way Trivia Night

The United Way held a special fund-raising Trivia Night on Saturday at Door 4 Brewery. Teams took on the challenge of answering 100 questions for a chance at prizes, all while helping a great cause.

WATCH: Critter Egg Hunt

WATCH: Critter Egg Hunt

April 20th, 2019- The hunt was on this afternoon at Scovill Zoo as they hosted the 21st Annual Critter Egg Hunt.