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Community Foundation Awards $150,000 In Grants For Workforce Development, Education and Environment

August 6, 2020 – The Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC) is awarding more than $150,000 in Communityworks grants to nine area organizations, benefitting nearly 15 community programs. “The overall purpose of Communityworks is to provide a coordinated, systems-based approach toward the achievement of community aspirations,” says CFMC Foundation President Natalie Beck. “This endowed fund provides…Continue Reading

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Congressman Rodney Davis Tests Positive for COVID-19

August 5, 2020 – Congressman Rodney Davis announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Davis says he had consulted with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) of Congress and local county health officials and his office is contacting constituents he had met with in-person within the previous 48 hours, per CDC guidelines.  Davis has also…Continue Reading

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Local Testing Center Experiencing Increased Demand for COVID-19 Tests

With COVID-19 numbers on the rise in the area, testing centers are experiencing an increase in demand.  Crossing Healthcare is currently the only IDPH site offering testing in Decatur and they are working to meet community needs. “The mission of Crossing Healthcare is to provide care to underserved populations and to meet the healthcare needs…Continue Reading

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Spring Football Outlook with Area Coaches

With new restrictions and guidelines for high school football in the Spring of 2021, we reached out to some area coaches to see what they think of Spring football. The consensus was that everyone is excited about being able to still have a football season.  Obviously, coaches pointed to their seniors as the ones that…Continue Reading

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I-CASH Program Returns $1 Billion In Unclaimed Property

August 5, 2020 –  $1 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Illinoisans in the past five years, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. It is the most that has been returned in any five-year period in the program’s 58-year history. “Government needs to work smarter. The numbers show our improvements to the…Continue Reading

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Macon County Vote by Mail Information

Vote by mail applications were mailed out last Friday to everyone who participated in the last three elections in Macon County.  Applications are in the form of a postcard, and there are two options listed for voters. Voters can go to to fill out the application or simply fold over the postcard and mail…Continue Reading