LISTEN: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

LISTEN: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

February 18, 2019 – Girl Scout Cookies are available for sale now and the organization is making it easier than ever to find your fix.  Girl Scout cookie sales help raise money for the organization as well as help scouts prepare business plans and learn life skills.  If you have a craving for tag a long’s, thin mints or do si dos, download the cookie finder app, available for free for itunes and google play.   Listen to the podcast with Kelly Day 

Scovill Zoo Pavers Available for Sale

Scovill Zoo Pavers Available for Sale

February 18, 2019 – Scovill Zoo is taking orders for the spring installation of their commemorative nature pavers.

The zoo entrance plaza welcomes visitors to the zoo, Project Playground and the Scovill Sculpture Walk, a highly visible location to recognize loved ones and show your support for Scovill Zoo.

Purchase your commemorative paver in honor or memory of a loved one, to commemorate a special occasion or simply proclaim your family’s love for the zoo.

Pavers are available in three sizes ranging from $100-$250.

Purchase pavers online at www.behindeveryexperience.com or call Jill in the Decatur Parks Foundation office at 217/422-5911. Orders are due by February 28th for installation in spring 2019.

LISTEN: Dr. Venkat Minnaganti on Measles Outbreak

LISTEN: Dr. Venkat Minnaganti on Measles Outbreak

February 18, 2019 – As several states, including Illinois, have ongoing measles outbreaks, health officials recommend people get vaccinated. Health officials say unvaccinated individuals 1 year and older should receive a measles vaccination to protect themselves and those around them. “Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. And according to health officials, A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and rash. Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contracted at any age. Find our more about the recent measles outbreak with our podcast with Dr. Venkat Minnaganti, MD – Infectious disease specialist at DMH.

Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy

Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy

February 19, 2019- The Abraham Lincoln presidential library will be looking at some of the eerie coincidences between Lincoln and John F. Kennedy tomorrow.

The event, “Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy” will be held Tuesday evening at the library in Springfield says executive director Alan Lowe.

The event begins at 6 p-m and tickets are available online HERE

Dan and Shay to Play State Fair

Dan and Shay to Play State Fair

February 18, 2019 – Grammy award winning duo Dan and Shay are coming to the Illinois State Fair.

Dan and Shay will play on the grandstand stage on Sunday, August 11th says fair spokesperson Morgan Booth. Ticket prices will range from 25 to 55 dollars.

Last week the state fair announced Pentatonix would play on Wednesday August 14th. Booth says they will hopefully reveal more new acts each Thursday.

 

Record Number of Calls to Opioid Hotline

Record Number of Calls to Opioid Hotline

February 18, 2019 –  An Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.

The Illinois Department of Human Services also said Thursday the Illinois Helpline website created last June has been visited more than 14,000 times.

Deputy Gov. Sol Flores says the numbers are evidence “there is a dire need for us to address the opioid crisis head-on.”

The Illinois Department of Public Health says 2,202 people died from opioid overdoses in Illinois in 2017. That’s more than one-and-a-half times the number of homicides and almost twice the number of fatal car accidents.

IDHS says it’s expanded a program that helps patients who are treated at hospitals to receive immediate treatment after their hospital visits.

LISTEN: God’s Shelter of Love Helping Bring Local Girl Home

LISTEN: God’s Shelter of Love Helping Bring Local Girl Home

February 15, 2019 – A Decatur family is seeking help to bring their daughter home from a St Louis Hospital.

15 year old Amaureya Harper is an impatient at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in St. Louis. She is battling a terminal illness called Devic’s disease or Neuromyelitis Optica.  The illness effects her eyes and spinal cord. Her medical needs are extensive and she is alone and unable to return home as her home is not handicap accessible. Her mother Ramona is a single mother and is in Decatur caring for Amaureya’s 2 siblings.

God’s Shelter of Love, a local charity, has worked to find a donated house and contractors and supplies to make improvements to the home, however $5000 is still needed to provide a handicap accessible bathroom.  

To Read Here Story – Click Here

If you would like to help Amaureya come home to be with her family, you can make a donation to God’s Shelter of Love.   

929 N Union St, Decatur, IL 62522.  217-422-2790.

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Businesses Needed To Participate in DPS Job Fair

Businesses Needed To Participate in DPS Job Fair

February 15, 2019 – Decatur public schools are looking for businesses and organizations that would like to participate in the second annual Decatur Public Schools Job Expo. 

The expo will take place on March 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m at MacArthur High School and March 7th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Eisenhower High School.

If your business is interested in participating,please contact Ashley Grayed to RSVP at
agrayned@dps61.org or 217-519-2434 by today.