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IL Department on Aging Launches Campaign to Protect Seniors and Adults with Disabilities from Abuse

July 10th, 2020- The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) has launched a new public and professional awareness campaign to remind everyone about the importance of reporting suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities ages 18-59. Specifically, Engage2Change is a three-year campaign theme for IDoA’s Office of Adult Protective Services (APS).…Continue Reading

Angela Foulke

LISTEN: Angela Foulke of the Decatur Family YMCA

July 10th, 2020- Angela Foulke of the Decatur Family YMCA talks about how the community has responded to their reopening, the ways they have altered the facilities to create a more safe environment, and the variety of classes they offer. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading

Tom Brinkoetter

LISTEN: Brinkoetter Home Highlight

July 10th, 2020- Tom Brinkoetter highlights two large homes and talks about the increase in online views of homes and how the market in the area is still a seller’s market. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading

Pastor Matt Samules

LISTEN: Pastor Matt Samuels of GT Church

July 10th, 2020- Pastor Matt Samuels of GT Church talks about his nervous excitement about returning to in-person service and all of the ways that they have taken precautions to increase safety. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


Durfee Technology Magnet School Resurrects Time Capsule

July 9th, 2020-In commemoration with the closing of Durfee Technology Magnet School, a time capsule that was buried in 04-05′ on the schools’ ground has been resurrected. Durfee Technology Magnet School Principal Mary Brady and Assistant Principal Kristi Mullinix uncover the memories and documents that were buried 15 years ago. The capsule held a Magnet…Continue Reading

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Decatur Police release Fourth of July Enforcement Numbers

July 9th, 2020- The Decatur Police Department made 14 impaired driving arrests and issued 5 seat belt citations during the recent Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” safety campaigns. Decatur Police joined forces with more than 200 other state and local law enforcement agencies to get drunk…Continue Reading


Famed Artist Creates Wings Mural In Decatur – Gift From Community Foundation

July 9, 2020 – A new interactive mural has been unveiled as part of a gift to the community to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Community Foundation of Macon County.   The Community Foundation, in partnership with the Decatur Area Arts Council and the Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, commissioned famed artist Kelsey Montague to create her signature angel…Continue Reading