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Our staff: Their favorite stories of 2020

We asked our Herald & Review staffers to tell us their favorite stories of 2020, a year like no other. Here's what they said. 

Watch now: 200 registered sex offenders in live in Macon County. Is the state database working?

Sex offenders in Illinois must have their names and addresses registered on a public-accessible database — and Decatur has more than 200 convicted defendants living within a 10-mile radius of the city.

Watch now: Is Decatur region ready for COVID spike? Health care professionals explain

Medical experts agree that widespread testing, and rapid test results, are one of the keys to monitoring and controlling the spread of the virus. That's especially important now as the region undergoes a troubling surge in cases. 

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Compelling insights from the heart of our community.

How we're doing in November: Decatur-area residents share pandemic stories

Every few months, Herald & Review reporters check in with the same group of community members about how they're dealing with COVID.

Watch now: Family of Mount Zion grad, 30, who died of COVID create memorial fund

A family that recently lost a loved one to COVID-19 are telling their story and making an effort to save more lives.

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