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LISTEN: Richland Community College Dr. Cris Valdez

July 8th, 2020- Dr. Cris Valdez joins Byers & Co. to talk about how Richland Community College talks about they are planning for fall despite the shifts in the pandemic timeline and their dedication to technical training and ag education. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading

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LISTEN: City Update with Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe – July 8

July 8th, 2020- Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe joins Byers & Co. to talk about moving forward with COVID-19 as part of our everyday lives, complaints she has received from residents, meeting with state leaders, the importance to doing all we can, and finding fun things to do with families. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Dove Inc. Celebrates 50 Years

July 7th, 2020- Dove Inc. Is celebrating 50 years.  The organization is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers, and advocates seeking to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs in our community. What started as a mission to serve the poor and create educational opportunities for volunteers in the 1970’s has grown to offer a Domestic Violence Program, assistance for the homeless, financial assistance, and…Continue Reading


Coziahr Harley-Davidson Hosts 5th Annual Warrior Run

July 7th, 2020- Coziahr Harley-Davidson will hold it’s 5th Annual Warrior Run this weekend. The event, which honors local military men and women, will be held Saturday, July 11th with registration beginning at 9 am at Coziahr Harley Davidson in Forsyth.  The escorted ride will leave at 10:50 am for the Decatur Airport for a photo op with Blackhawk helicopter. From there, the ride will stop at Lovington American Legion, Bement…Continue Reading


Restore, Reinvest and Renew Program Grant Money

July 7th, 2020- Illinois communities can still apply for grant money through the state’s Restore, Reinvest and Renew program, or R3. A portion of the tax revenue generated by the sale of recreational marijuana goes toward the program, which provides funds to communities hit hard with drug problems. Quinn Rallins, director of the Justice, Equity, and…Continue Reading


LISTEN: County Clerk Josh Tanner

July 7th, 2020- County Clerk Josh Tanner joins Byers & Co. to talk about beginning the process of recounting the votes in the election for sheriff, the variety of issues found on some ballots, and the logistics of the process. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading