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FBI reopens investigation into Clinton email use

October 28 – The FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, in a stunning turn of events just days before the presidential election.   FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to top members of Congress Friday that the bureau has “learned of…Continue Reading


Decatur Community Partnership hosts underage drinking discussion

October 28 – The Decatur Community Partnership invited the community to attend a town hall meeting on underage drinking.   The intention of the meeting, held at Decatur MacArthur High School, was to discuss the issue of underage drinking and to educate the community on the dangers and consequences that can come from it.  …Continue Reading

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Macon County unemployment rate remains unchanged

October 28 – Seven of Illinois’ metro areas experienced an increase in their over-the-year unemployment rate and eight also saw job growth.   According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), eight areas had their unemployment rate increase, while Macon County’s rate held steady at 6.7 percent.  That’s the same as it was in…Continue Reading

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Ag Café highlights future of drone usage

October 27 – Drone and UAV technology is rapidly improving and Ag Technologist Chad Colby is encouraging Macon County farmers and agribusinesses to get on board.   Colby was the featured speaker at today’s Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Ag Café at the Beach House.  He’s the founder of Colby AgTech , the General Manager of…Continue Reading


Macon County trunk-or-treat times

October 30 – If you want a fun and safe option for your kids to get candy this Halloween, you may want to check out some of the numerous trunk-or-treat events in the Decatur area.   Below is a list of trunk-or-treat times and organized Halloween events.   October 30 2nd Akorn Pharmaceuticals Trunk-or-Treat: 3…Continue Reading


Warrensburg-Latham receives donation, will go towards STEAM opportunities

October 27 – Warrensburg-Latham school district is receiving funds to help further educational programs.   Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $15,960 to Warrensburg-Latham CUSD #11. The donation will go toward providing students with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) related opportunities.   ADM’s grant will offer students hands-on opportunities to build small machines,…Continue Reading


Community members read to youth for Read for the Record Day

October 27 – Members of the community had a chance to encourage reading to local youth today.   The Decatur Family YMCA is celebrating Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day today. It is the 11th year of the campaign that hopes to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.  …Continue Reading

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Illinois creates sports Hall of Fame, Butkus in 1st class

October 27 – The University of Illinois is forming the school’s first Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame and a member of its first class will be former Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus.   The school’s athletic department made the announcement Thursday morning. The entire inaugural class will be announced in February and recognized at a dinner in…Continue Reading