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Dan Caulkins

LISTEN: State Representative Dan Caulkins

July 6th, 2020- State Representative Dan Caulkins joins Byers & Co. to talk about the politicization of wearing masks, COVID-19 in various states, the effect of the virus on healthcare facilities, and the challenges they are facing in getting back to work. Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading

Kevin Breheny

LISTEN: Kevin Breheny joins Byers & Co.

July 6th, 2020- Kevin Breheny joins Byers & Co. to talk about his recent visit to Florida including the behavior of people he saw, fireworks, and saving a sea turtle while out on a morning run. Listen to the full podcast now.Continue Reading

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Moonlight Yoga at the Devon Amphitheatre

July 6th, 2020- The Decatur Park District is hosting the first of three Moonlight Yoga Sessions, on Monday night at the Devon Amphitheatre. The 70-minute session will begin at 8 pm and will be led by Jeff Hunt and Connie Pease. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own mats or towels. Concessions…Continue Reading

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NextGen Social Hour Zoom Sessions

July 6th, 2020- For the month of July, NextGen Community Connection will host weekly Zoom sessions in a new series called “I’ll Drink to that.”  The first session is this Thursday, July 9th, and will begin at 6 pm. Thursday’s session will be a social hour discussing everyone’s lockdown experience.  The mission of NextGen Community Connection…Continue Reading

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Pints 4 Pints Blood Drive

July 6th, 2020- Due to the Nationwide Blood shortage, the Red Cross and United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois are hosting “Pints 4 Pints” blood drive on Monday, July 20th at Door 4 Brewing Co.  Eligible donors can give a pint of blood and receive a customized pint glass from Door 4.Appointments can be made between…Continue Reading

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Holiday Weekend Water Safety

July 3rd, 2020- As this weekend is Fourth Of July Weekend, many Illinoisans will be celebrating on the water. In order to stay safe while enjoying the holiday follow these recommended tips: Wear a lifejacket, even if you are a good swimmer. 84% of drowning victims in 2017 weren’t wearing a life jacket. Children should always…Continue Reading


ADM Donates Second Wave of Hand Sanitizer

July 2nd, 2020- ADM made their second donation of hand sanitizer to community organizations to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Five cases of sanitizer were given to the Salvation Army on behalf of ADM Cares.  This donation is apart of the 10,000 bottles given to community organizations and facilities, including hospitals and other long term living…Continue Reading


LISTEN: CASA Swears In New Volunteers

July 2nd, 2020- Twelve new volunteers were sworn-in on Wednesday as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Macon County CASA. Instead of the typical six weeks of training, the COVID-19 pandemic modified the training process to 30 hours of online training over 2.5 weeks. Advocates serve as fact-finders for the judge and speak for children in the courtroom and act…Continue Reading