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Jumpstart Back To School Event Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns

sJuly 29, 2020 – An event for back to school exams and immunization was canceled Saturday due to concerns over the increase in local COVID cases. According to a statement, The Macon County Health Department, Crossing Healthcare, and First Christian Church have made the difficult decision to cancel the Jumpstart Back to School Clinic. “This…Continue Reading

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Legendary Fighting Illini Basketball Coach Lou Henson Passes Away at 88

July 29, 2020 – Legendary Fighting Illini basketball coach and ambassador Lou Henson passed away peacefully in his Champaign home Saturday, July 25, the Henson family announced today. The Hall of Fame coach retired as the all-time leader in victories at both the University of Illinois with 423 wins and New Mexico State with 289 wins.…Continue Reading

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2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Will Encourage Social Distancing

The 2020 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.   Considering current events, those who plan to participate are encouraged to walk alone or in small groups on trails, tracks, and sidewalks in Decatur.  There will be an opening ceremony with local speakers and Promise Flowers will be delivered to participants on…Continue Reading


DPS To Host Virtual Q&A Webinar To Prepare For 2020-21 School Year

Tomorrow, July 29th, there will be a virtual Q&A for DPS families regarding the start of virtual learning for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Students PreK-12th grade will begin online instruction starting Monday, August 17th, 2020.  While students take virtual classes from home, they will still need to check in with their teachers for…Continue Reading