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Virtual Thanksgiving Tips

November 24, 2020 – Thanksgiving will look a little different this year as families are apart to help stem the surge of COVID-19.  But you can still enjoy turkey and all the fixings while protecting your friends and loved ones by moving your extended gatherings online this year.  Local health officials and hospitals are urging people to use virtual options to spend time with family this…Continue Reading

Decatur Public Library

Decatur Public Library Makes Changes for Tier 3 Mitigation

November 24, 2020 – At their monthly meeting, the Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees discussed how the Library will respond to Tier 3 Mitigation efforts that have been ordered by the Governor’s office.  While these mitigation efforts are not specific about guidelines for public libraries, the Board and library believe that the best course…Continue Reading


Millikin Announces Special Education Endorsement for Current Teachers

November 24, 2020 – The Millikin University School of Education has announced a new state of Illinois Special Education Endorsement opportunity for practicing teachers who would like to add a Special Education Endorsement to their current teaching license.  In only one extended semester, practicing teachers can add a Special Education Endorsement through the Millikin University…Continue Reading

Scovill Zoo

Scovill Zoo to Receive $750,000 For Improvements from State

November 24, 2020 – Governor Pritzkers has announced 43 museums across Illinois that attract more than 16 million annual visitors will receive $22.8 million in state capital investments in a bid to improve their facilities and develop new exhibits. Scovill Zoo and the Decatur Park District are set to receive the maximum grant amount of…Continue Reading


Money Match Program Expects to Return $1.2 Million to Residents

November 24, 2020 – The ‘Money Match’ program, which was put in place to automatically returns lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, is expected to return $1.2 million in unclaimed money to nearly 13,000 Illinoisans in the near future, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. “We…Continue Reading