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Available 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Central time Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Fax: (217) 421-6942

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Mailing address

(217) 429-5151 • (800) 453-2472

Lobby walk-in hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 

Departments

Advertising - Retail

Phone: (217) 421-7947

Fax: (217) 421-6913

Classified advertising

Phone: (217) 422-5555

Today's Deal

Phone: (217) 421-6969

Newsroom

Phone: (217) 421-6979

Fax: (217) 421-7965

• Announcements

Phone: (217) 421-7969

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• Obituaries

Phone: (217) 421-7969

• Opinion

Phone: (217) 421-6908

• Sports

Phone: (217) 421-7909

• Newsroom staff

Chris Coates

Executive editor

(217) 421-8905

Allison Petty

Managing editor of digital

(217) 421-6986

Scott Perry

Managing editor of print

(217) 421-7976

Tim Cain

Audience engagement editor

(217) 421-6908

Justin Conn

Sports editor 

(217) 421-7909

Donnette Beckett

“Together Decatur” columnist, food and entertainment reporter

(217) 421-6983

Jaylyn Cook

Breaking news reporter

(217) 421-7980

Matthew Flaten

Sports reporter 

(217) 421-6968

Claire Hettinger

Breaking news and enterprise reporter

(217) 421-7980

Tom Lisi

Government-watchdog reporter

(217) 421-6949

Tony Reid

Courts and public safety reporter

(217) 421-7977

Ryan Voyles

Government-watchdog reporter

(217) 421-7985

Joey Wagner

Sports reporter

(217) 421-6970

Valerie Wells

Education and family reporter

(217) 421-7982

Mark Tupper

Executive sports editor

(217) 421-7983

John Reidy

Deputy managing editor of digital

(217) 421-6973

Jeana Matherly

Deputy managing editor of print

(217) 421-6974

Jim Bowling

Visuals editor

(217) 421-6904

Clay Jackson

Photographer

(217) 421-6962

Jacob Yothment

Print-digital producer 

(217) 421-7916

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