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Texas Roadhouse fundraiser night

Dove, Inc. fundraising night at Texas Roadhouse

October 25 – Tonight you can dine at Texas Roadhouse and benefit Dove, Inc. at the same time.   The Texas Roadhouse in Forsyth will be donating 10 percent of their proceeds tonight to the not-for-profit organization.  The fundraiser will go from 3 to 10 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).   You’ll need to present a fundraising…Continue Reading

Lincoln Square Theatre

Gallagher at Lincoln Square Theatre this Friday

October 25 – This Friday is your chance to see comedy legend Gallagher at the Lincoln Square Theatre.   After multiple TV specials and 3,500 live shows to capacity crowds, Gallagher brings his famous watermelon smashing antics with the “The Joke’s on You Tour,” to the Lincoln Square Theatre.   Gallagher is celebrating his 70th…Continue Reading


Extreme couponing class hosted by RCC

October 25 – This morning Richland Community College is hosting a class for extreme couponing.   The Creative Center for Learning for Seniors 55+ is meeting today from 9:30am-11am to offer the extreme couponing class.   The class is at RCC’s Fairview Park Plaza extension site at 1485 W. King Street and the cost of…Continue Reading


Cat Financial announces 2016 third-quarter results

October 25 – Cat Financial reported third-quarter 2016 revenues of $651 million, a decrease of $2 million, compared with the third quarter of 2015. Third-quarter 2016 profit was $97 million, a $12 million, or 11 percent, decrease from the third quarter of 2015.   The slight decrease in revenues includes a $10 million unfavorable impact…Continue Reading

Black Chamber Bags of Hope

Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce collecting items for homeless

October 25 – The Greater Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce is hoping to help the homeless in Decatur get through the winter with Bags of Hope.   The Bags of Hope will be filled with food, clothing, and supplies needed during the cold months.  Chamber Diversity Enrichment Coordinator Matthew Morgret came up with the idea…Continue Reading

Paper Shredding

Free paper shredding event tomorrow in Decatur

October 24 – If you have confidential or unwanted documents that need to be shredded, you can take them to the Salvation Army tomorrow to have it done for free.   The Macon County Environmental Management Department (MCEMD) is hosting the event Tuesday, October 25, at the Salvation Army’s 229 West Main Street location in…Continue Reading

Kelton Snyder mug

Kelton Snyder to serve life in prison

October 24 – 24-year-old Kelton Snyder, of Decatur, will serve life in prison for conspiring to murder a witness.   In April 2015, after an armed robbery of a Circle K store, Snyder and his partner conspired to murder 19-year-old Paige Mars, who served as the getaway driver.  Under federal statute, there is no parole…Continue Reading

Aidan Baker in God We Trust license plates

8 year old inspires “In God We Trust” license plate legislation

October 24 – An 8-year-old Warrensburg-Latham student has inspired legislation that would allow Illinois to issue In God We Trust license plates.   Third-grader Aidan Baker gave State Representative Bill Mitchell the idea to file legislation allowing for the special plates.  All proceeds from the plates would benefit Veterans’ homes in the State of Illinois. …Continue Reading


McDaniel: Let’s make a statement by honoring our flag

October 24 – City Councilman Pat McDaniel wants to send a patriotic message to everyone in the community for this weekend’s Millikin home football game.   McDaniel is encouraging everyone attending to make a statement by standing and honoring the flag.   McDaniel says he is a supporter of Millikin University’s mission and tries to…Continue Reading

October Rotary Scholar Athletes

Vought, Reynolds named Rotary Scholar Athletes

October 24 – Two LSA seniors have been chosen as this month’s Rotary Neuhoff Media/Ameren Illinois Scholar Athletes.   18-year-old Sydney Reynolds and 17-year-old Clayton Vought, both of Lutheran Schools Association, are being honored for their outstanding athletic and academic accomplishments by the Decatur Rotary Club.   Vought is number one in his class with…Continue Reading