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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

Council chamber

12 Candidates Running for 3 Seats on Decatur City Council

November 24, 2020 – 12 candidates have filed for Decatur City Council as of the last filing date on Monday. 3 more candidates filed Monday, including John Phillips, Marc Girdler and Jacob Jenkins. . .the last day of official filing.  Anthony Chapple, Aldophis Cooper, Elijah England, Marty Watkins, William Wetzel, Hardik Shah, Ed Culp and incumbents David Horn and Chuck Khule filed simultaneously on…Continue Reading

Thanksgiving meal spread

Lighten The Calories This Thanksgiving with Tips from HSHS St. Mary’s

November 24, 2020 – This Thanksgiving, many people are looking forward to enjoying the food typically served on the holiday, even if they won’t be able to have a large extended family gathering this year.   If you are already battling the weight gained during self-isolation and shutdowns. . referred to as the COVID-15, HSHS St. Mary’s has some tips to keep your Thanksgiving favorites on…Continue Reading

Road Construction

Lost Bridge Undergoing Guardrail Repair

November 24, 2020 –  City Crews will be performing guardrail repair on Lost Bridge Road beginning today, weather permitting.  The work will cause the total closure of Lost Bridge Road between Oakridge Drive and Lake Front Road at 7 am and work will continue until approximately 3:30 pm the same day.  The detour route is as follows: Lost…Continue Reading