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DPS school board develops plan for Superintendent search

December 1 – Before starting the recruitment process, a search firm will help the Board of Education and DPS community come up with criteria they want to see in the next Superintendent.   Representatives from the Executive Search Firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) joined the Board of Education Wednesday for an open meeting. …Continue Reading

No Shave November

Sheriff’s office begins Don’t Shave December

December 1 – Men and women at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office can continue trading $1 per day for casual days and facial hair as they participate in Don’t Shave December.   November has wrapped up and so too has No Shave November.  Men and women in the Sheriff’s Department were able to participate for…Continue Reading

Bruce Rauner Term Limits

Rauner continuing to work with Illinois leaders on a budget and reforms

November 30 – Governor Bruce Rauner says while he’s seeing progress from Illinois’ leaders meeting he continues to see an uncommitted Michael Madigan.   The group has reportedly mostly discussed some of Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed reforms to workers’ compensation and the pension system. The governor joined Byers & Co. today to talk about the…Continue Reading

Clinton Nuclear Power Plant

The latest on the Exelon bill

November 30 – A plan to keep Exelon’s power plants open in Clinton and the Quad Cities has gained initial approval from Governor Bruce Rauner.   The plan would provide $235 million a year for Exelon for 13 years to reward the plants for producing clean energy.  The money would be used to recover from…Continue Reading


Memorial mass held for Dwayne Andreas highlights legacy

November 30 – Friends, family, ADM employees and members of the community paid their respects as a memorial mass was held for Dwayne O. Andreas at Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur.   The former Archer Daniels Midland Company CEO passed away two weeks ago at the age of 98. Andreas was named CEO of…Continue Reading


“A Motown Christmas” is this weekend at Lincoln Square Theatre

November 30 – This Saturday expect Lincoln Square Theatre to be grooving as a Motown Christmas featuring the Fabulous Motown Revue will be performing live.   The live show was made possible by the work of Damien Brown and Bennie Smith of Brown Beans Consulting by bringing them to Decatur. One-half of Brown Beans Consulting…Continue Reading