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Dine United 2016

Last day to “Dine United”

October 26 – Today is the last day you can eat lunch at local restaurants and benefit the United Way of Decatur at the same time.   The United Way’s annual “Dine United” campaign wraps up today (Wednesday).  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can grab lunch at one of the 16 participating restaurants…Continue Reading

Comcast donates to Boys & Girls Club

Comcast donates to Decatur Boys & Girls Club

October 26 – Programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Decatur are benefiting from a donation from the Comcast Foundation.   Comcast has donated $25,000 to the Club to help improve programs for youth in the community.  The money will be used for new technology like computers, printers, cameras, and iPads.  Boys & Girls…Continue Reading


Decatur Park District hosts another round of aquatics discussion

October 26 – Members of the community joined the Decatur Park District for another public discussion on what should be done about water and aquatic fun in Decatur.   The park board of commissioners was again joined by Aquatics specialty firm Counsilman-Hunsaker to field questions from the public. At the last special aquatics meeting the…Continue Reading

DPS taking nominations for next Hall of Fame class

October 25 – If you know someone who belongs in the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame, the district is accepting nominations for the next class of inductees.   DPS-61 is now accepting nominations to recognize the athletic achievements of DPS alumni from all current and former district high schools.  Accomplishments must have come during…Continue Reading


Ohio, Illinois governors place bets on Cubs-Indians series

October 25 -The Governors of Illinois and Ohio are betting cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites on the World Series beginning Tuesday between the Cubs and the Indians.   On his Twitter, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wagered a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and microbrew beer from Chicago if Cleveland wins.   Ohio Governor John Kasich…Continue Reading

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UIS opening transfer office at Richland Community College

October 25 – The University of Illinois Springfield and Richland Community College are partnering to make it easier for students to continue their education after earning their associate’s degree.   UIS will now have office hours at Richland for advising and counseling purposes for RCC students that are considering a transfer to UIS.  UIS will…Continue Reading


Akorn Pharmaceutical breaks ground on 60,000 square foot expansion

October 25 – Akorn Pharmaceutical has announced another major investment in Decatur.   Today the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for Akorn on their  60,000 square foot expansion project that will go towards $25 million into a new lab and pilot plant.   The expansion at their 1222 W. Grand facility…Continue Reading

Decatur Tigers volleyball team

Decatur Tigers earn gold at state competition

October 25 – The Decatur Tigers Special Olympics volleyball team is back home with some golden hardware following a successful weekend.   The Tigers competed in a Special Olympics state volleyball tournament this past weekend in Rockford, IL.  There was some tough competition, but the team came home with a gold medal.  Special Recreation Supervisor…Continue Reading