NowDecatur Stories


LISTEN: Education Spotlight with Paul Fregeau and Kathy Ganley

Dr. Paul Fregeau joins Byers & Co to talk about surveying families about a potential return to in-person learning, the criteria they are considering in making their upcoming decision, and how they are dealing with the recent grade reporting issue. Kathy Balames Ganley of John’s Hill Magnet School talks about the diverse energy at their…Continue Reading


DEA Holding 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 22, 2020 – On Saturday, October 24 the DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at locations across the country.  The DEA has sponsored spring and fall campaigns that provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means to dispose of prescription drugs and also to educate the public about the potential…Continue Reading


Illinois DCFS Increases Staff, Streamlines Website

October 22, 2020 – State officials are asking people to trust in their suspicions and report instances of child abuse to the authorities.  Tierney Stutz with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says Illinois has increased the staff at the 24-hour child abuse hotline so that calls are answered sooner.  People can call into…Continue Reading