WATCH: Decatur Parks Foundation- Today

WATCH: Decatur Parks Foundation- Today

November 21, 2019 – Your support encourages families to unplug, get off their screens and get into their parks to enhance their quality of life in our community by providing an abundance of athletic, artistic and educational opportunities. Supporting the Decatur Parks Foundation means believing in the Decatur of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Give today at behindeveryexperience.com or call 217-422-5911.

LISTEN: The 45th Annual Turkey Trot Preview

LISTEN: The 45th Annual Turkey Trot Preview

November 21st, 2019- The 45th Annual Turkey Trot is this Saturday, November 21st, at Fairview Park. The Turkey Trot will kick off the first race of the day the Tot Trot at 7:30 am followed by the 5k race at 8.  Registration for the race is still open and will be until this Thursday.  Register online, runsignup.com or call 429-3472 to request a race entry form. Race Day Registration – 6:30 – 7:15 a.m

Tot Trot – 7:30 a.m. / Race & Walk – 8 a.m.
Tot Trot, $16 by November 21; $21 on race day
Race/Walk, $26 by November 21; $31 on race day

LISTEN: Opening Firearm Season Safety

LISTEN: Opening Firearm Season Safety

November 21st, 2019- Open Firearm season begins this Friday, November 22nd, and will remain open until Sunday, November 24th. Hunters and motorists are reminded to be safe and on the lookout for deer being on the move.  Listen to the full podcast below with IDNR spokesperson Rachel Torbert. 

LISTEN: Millikin University’s 13th Annual International Thanksgiving

LISTEN: Millikin University’s 13th Annual International Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2019- Millikin University hosted its 13th Annual International Thanksgiving. A chance for international students to experience a traditional American Thanksgiving feast and learn more about American culture. Over 30 countries are represented at last evening’s dinner. Listen to all the podcasts below to see what some of the internationals think of our Thanksgiving Traditions. 

Millikin University’s Center for International Education Intern Director Briana Stephens Quintenz.

MU International Student -Kimberly Tejada

MU International Student- Gabriel Gil

MU International Student- Gabo Ainable

Community Perception Survey

Community Perception Survey

November 21st, 2019- The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur-Macon County is conducting a Community Perception Survey. The survey allows community members to give their feedback on the progress of Decatur. The survey will remain open to the public for participation until the start of Christmas Season. To partake in the survey go to www.limitlessdecatur.com/survey/ EDC’s Community Marketing Manager Nicole Bateman.

LISTEN: HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Star Lighting Campaign

LISTEN: HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Star Lighting Campaign

November 20th, 2019- Listen to the interviews from this mornings Byers & Co. live from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Director Joel Fletcher joins Byers and Company to talk about the Christmas Star Lighting Campaign.

 

Dr. Amanda Lewis and Bob Swartz representing the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Leadership Council joined Byers and Company to talk about the Star Lighting Campaign.

 

Gary Birschbach and Tammy McNamara join Byers and Company to talk about how funds raised through the Star Lighting Campaign help HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.

 

Dr. Dan Roubein and Julie Moore join Byers and Company for the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Star Lighting Campaign.

 

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital CEO Mike Hicks and Dr. Dr. Maibenco join Byers and Company to talk about the importance of the Star Lighting Campaign and how it helps the hospital.

 

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors Chair Lori Kerans and Sister Rita Mary Brown join Byers and Company for the Star Lighting campaign.

Macon County Conservation District Van Trip to the Chicago Field Museum

Macon County Conservation District Van Trip to the Chicago Field Museum

November 20th, 2019- The Macon County Conservation District is offering a Van Trip to the Chicago Field Museum Thursday, November 21. The van will leave from Rock Springs Conservation Area at 10 am and will plan to return at 8 pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join for a fee of 35 dollars to cover travel costs. To register online go to MaconCountyConservation.org, but don’t wait registration closes today at noon. 

Macon County Sheriff’s Office Enforce Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign

Macon County Sheriff’s Office Enforce Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign

November 20th, 2019- According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, last year, 15 motor vehicle accidents resulted in death during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend alone. And with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement for a statewide effort to keep everyone safe during the upcoming holiday season. Starting November 22nd and continuing through the week and weekend of Thanksgiving, police will be enforcing a traffic safety campaign that will focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. For more information about the Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign visit LifeOrDeathIllinois.com