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The 55th Annual Stars Over Athens Festival starts tonight

May 5 – A night full of food and dancing awaits at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.   The 55th Annual Stars Over Athens Festival is going on until 7:30 this evening. They are holding dinners at 5:30 and 7:30.   Aside from church related needs to the building, the proceeds will go towards designated…Continue Reading

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Decatur Celebration announces events, concert headliners for 2016

May 5 – Decatur Celebration organizers are bringing in some world-class talent this summer for the 31st annual Decatur Celebration.   During Thursday’s Chamber Business Expo, Celebration Director Lori Sturgill announced six acts that will be performing at this summer’s event.  Headliners include Platinum Southern Rock Band: 38 Special, Award Winning Country Music Duo: Thompson…Continue Reading


After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

May 5 – An Illinois lawmaker is responding to the Dennis Hastert hush-money case with a proposal to give prosecutors the right to pursue child sex abuse charges no matter how long ago the crimes occurred.   Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison last week in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he…Continue Reading

2016 ADM Shareholders meeting

ADM reviews positive 2015, looks to years ahead

May 5 – Archer Daniels Midland Company made several strides in 2015 and is looking forward to continue growth in 2016.   ADM hosted their 93rd Annual Shareholders meeting Thursday morning to share their analysis of the previous year and set goals for the current year.  ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano led the meeting…Continue Reading

Refugee collection

Decatur congregations collecting items for Syrian refugees

May 5 – Two Decatur religious congregations are teaming up to send over care packages to Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Europe.   The First Presbyterian Church of Decatur and the Islamic Center are banding together and holding a collection this weekend.  On Saturday, May 7, the collection will take place at the…Continue Reading


Local businesses excited to showcase products at Business Expo

May 4 – Hundreds of local businesses will be showcased Thursday during the 2016 Chamber Business Expo.   The Decatur Civic Center will host the annual show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Mirinda Rothrock says over 100 vendors will have booths set up at the Civic Center throughout…Continue Reading