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Four Macon County fire departments are among those getting a share of $3.5 million in state grants to assist with the purchase of equipment.
Macon County Health Department officials on Wednesday, announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total 232.
“The goal of this grant is to create an avenue to recruit students into the field of education, thus addressing the teacher shortage not only in Illinois, but also in Decatur Public Schools,” said Juanita Morris, director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at Richland.
To date, the county has reported 18 positive cases, with 16 of those having been released from isolation.
Decatur firefighters arrived to find fire coming through the roof of the garage, which was attached to a two-and-a-half-story residence owned by New Life pregnancy Center that was under renovation in recent weeks.
All of the outdoor warning sirens in Decatur will be activated between 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1.
“It is with deep regret that I am announcing Mt. Zion Pony Express Days has been CANCELLED,” Steve Williams of the Mount Zion Lions Club wrote Tuesday on the event’s Facebook page.
The workshops, hosted by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, will be held Tuesday, June 30, at the Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St., and Wednesday, July 1, at the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur, 859 N. Jasper St.
The Illinois rate went up $1 in January, then to $10 starting Wednesday. Another $1 increase will occur each July 1 until 2025.
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