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Decatur Youth Hockey Contest

Decatur Youth Hockey moves on in Hockeyville contest     DECATUR– The Decatur Youth Hockey Association has moved on in their quest to be known as Hockeyville USA. The league held a watch party at Doherty’s on Saturday afternoon as the final 4 teams were announced on national television. The Decatur Civic Center is facing off against the St. Michael Albertville Arena…Continue Reading

Dick Durbin

Durbin; Support will go to Democratic candidate

WASHINGTON– Whoever wins the Democratic nomination in next year’s U.S. Senate race will have the support of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.   That’s despite the close relationship Durbin has developed with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), but he doesn’t think the campaign politics will affect how they get along through November 2016.   “I don’t…Continue Reading

Scam Alert

State’s Attorney’s Office warns of Medical Supply Scam

DECATUR– Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott and Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider announced today that Macon County Senior Citizens are currently being targeted by a common telephone scam.   Residents are receiving recorded “robo” calls claiming to be in response to a request they made for more information for free medical equipment or supplies,…Continue Reading

DPS 61

DPS-61 among 600 districts to benefit from new funding plan

DECATUR– About 600 school districts will benefit from $97 million that the Illinois State Board of Education has approved for those with the greatest funding needs.   Nearly all of the districts identified in the plan as eligible for funding will get about three-quarters of the money that had been cut under the budget deal…Continue Reading

Nicole Bateman

Bateman named Community Marketing Manager by EDC

DECATUR–  The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County announced today that they have hired former Children’s Museum director Nicole Bateman to serve as the Community Marketing Manager.   EDC President Ryan McCrady said the position has been discussed for several months and Bateman came out as the top candidate, “It’s clear that over…Continue Reading

Decatur Park District Large

Park District preparing for ‘changes’ due to budget concerns

DECATUR–  The Decatur Park District is feeling a sense of déjà vu as they prepare their 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.   The preliminary budget that was presented to the park board on Wednesday afternoon showed that they would be operating in a roughly $1 million budget hole this year. Operating expenses were estimated at $14.2…Continue Reading

Christian Williams Signing

St. T’s Williams signs to play basketball at Iowa

DECATUR–  He hasn’t kept it a secret since leading St. Teresa to the state title game last month, but on Wednesday former St. T guard/forward Christian Williams signed his letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Iowa next season.   “It’s felt like home the since the first time I stepped foot…Continue Reading