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Governor Launches Campaign To Encourage Mask Use

August 3, 2020 – Governor JB Pritzker launched a new $5 million awareness campaign to encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they’re in public.  The campaign plans to use local information to advertise on broadcast and cable television, radio, billboards and social media to the communities with the greatest risk from COVID-19.…Continue Reading

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Decatur Area Arts Council to Offer Homeschool Art Series

The Decatur Area Arts Council has announced that it will offer a Fall 2020 homeschool art series for homeschoolers ages 6-18.  The series will be eight weeks long and will be taught by instructors Connie Brewster and Jennifer Stout.  Classes will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays from September 14th to…Continue Reading


COVID Challenges Prompt RCC To Offer Online Tuition Discount

August 3, 2020 –  Richland Community College announced it will offer a 15% discount on its online tuition rate for classes this fall. “We are acutely cognizant of the immense challenges that our continuing and new students face each day as this pandemic continues, seemingly out of control,” said Dr. Cristobal Valdez, President of Richland…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Tanya Andricks of Crossing Healthcare

August 3, 2020 – Tanya Andricks of Crossing Healthcare joined Byers and Co to talk about their partnership in helping students medically cleared for school and how they are working to still get students the screenings and immunizations needed for school.  Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Summer of Service with Karla Miller and Janese Sherrod

August 3, 2020 – Karla Miller of Hickory Point Bank joined Byers and Co to talk about how they are adapting through technology and being hopeful for the future because of the amazing projects being created by young people of the community. Janese Sherrod talks about Black Girl Magic, a project where she and her…Continue Reading