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LISTEN: Kevin Breheny

August 3, 2020 – Kevin Breheny joined Byers and Co to talk about the Decatur Celebration, the St. Louis Cardinals’ COVID-19 struggle, and gives a preview of Soy City Buzz on First Mid Monday.  Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


No Tailgating This Fall at U of I

August 3, 2020 – The University of Illinois is doing everything it can this year to give fans the football season they look forward to every fall despite a tailgating ban. Kent Brown, the assistant athletics director for the University of Illinois, said tailgate parties have always been part of the Big Ten football experience. A…Continue Reading

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51 New Cases of COVID-19 in Macon County Over Weekend

August 2, 2020 – Macon County officials reported a total of 51 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.  12 new cases were reported Friday, 15 on Saturday and 24 new cases on Sunday.  The total of cases in Macon County now stands at 475.  According to the Joint Crisis Communication team, there are 6 individuals…Continue Reading

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African American Cultural and Genealogical Society Purchases Permanent Home

August 2, 2020 – The African American Cultural and Genealogical Society now have a permanent home after purchasing the building in which it currently resides.  The museum, located at 235 west Eldorado, was able to purchase the building with the help of the Central United Methodist Church.   The African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society was organized on August 31, 1993,…Continue Reading


WATCH :Hot 25- Backpack Attack at the YMCA

August 2, 2020 – The NowDecatur crew head to the Backpack Attack at the Decatur Family YMCA for this week’s Hot25! The Decatur Family YMCA gave out 2000 backpacks to students in our community as part of it’s annual backpack attack. The backpacks, which were supplied with the tools for students in two grade groups starting at K-3, were distributed by a drive through Saturday…Continue Reading

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WATCH: Speak Up Speak Out – Episode 7

August 1, 2020 – It’s the 7th episode of Speak Up/ Speak Out,  a weekly online forum to discuss issues facing OUR community and working towards enacting real change. This week, host Terrence TAT Taylor,  talk about the Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute as well as efforts to enhance the relationship with law enforcement and…Continue Reading


CAT Reports 2Q Earnings

August 2, 2020- Caterpillar Inc. reported second-quarter earnings of $458 million.  On a per-share basis, the Illinois-based company said it had net income of 84 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.03 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of…Continue Reading

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COVID-19 uptick puts 11 Illinois counties in ‘warning level’

August 1, 2020 – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration urged additional vigilance by local officials in 11 counties where there are upticks in COVID-19 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported there are 11 counties in “warning level” status because of the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the highly contagious and potentially lethal COVID-19. Online…Continue Reading