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Area students learn of the possibilities in manufacturing

October 14 – Area high school students are getting an inside look at some of the major manufacturing companies in Decatur and Macon County today.   Over 80 students from Heartland Technical Academy started off with a tour of the Caterpillar facility before coming back to Richland Community College to meet with some of the…Continue Reading

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Boo at the Zoo starts this weekend

October 15 – Your kids can enjoy a fun and safe environment to trick or treat this month at Scovill Zoo.   The Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo program starts up tonight (Friday) from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  You can dress up for Halloween and collect candy at several stations throughout the Zoo.  The Zoo…Continue Reading

Salute our Heroes 2016

Salute to Our Heroes in Central Park today

October 14 – You can help out local Special Olympics athletes today by heading to Central Park for the Salute to Our Heroes fundraiser.   Members of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur Police Department, and Decatur Fire Department are in Central Park taking donations to help benefit Special Olympics athletes.  You can thank first…Continue Reading

Domestic violence candlelight ceremony 2016

Decatur honors domestic violence victims, survivors

October 14 – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Dove is helping the community honor domestic violence victims and survivors after a candlelight ceremony Thursday night.   Dove domestic violence program coordinator Teri Ducy says it’s important to support victims and survivors.   “We are mourning those who suffered and died from domestic violence…Continue Reading


“Back to Work” inspires ex-offenders to remain productive

October 13 – Today’s message at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel: ex-offenders deserve second chances.   The Illinois Policy Institute, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and the Safer Foundation held “Back to Work: Putting ex-offenders on a path to success” discussion hosting ex-offenders and organizations that assist ex-offenders. The model for the discussion…Continue Reading

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Park District outlines 10-year plan

October 13 – As the Decatur Park District plans financially for the future, several projects have been mentioned as a possibility.   In order to structure their bond issuance and keep tabs on their finances, the Park District has a 10-year Capital Plan in place.  Chief Financial Officer Rodney Buhr outlined the plan during the…Continue Reading