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Pritzker Provides Update on Unemployment Fraud

August 6, 2020 – In the wake of a massive unemployment fraud scheme in Illinois and around the country, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said state officials are working with the federal investigators to address the problem. Thousands of Illinoisans who did not apply for unemployment benefits have received prepaid unemployment debit cards. Pritzker blamed the Federal Pandemic…Continue Reading

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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