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Singing his way to 100 marathons

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
A few years ago, Clinton runner George Brown set a goal to compete in at least one marathon in each of the 50 states. He achieved that goal, and in October, he managed to double that total to reach another goal.
Brown got hooked on running when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. While other recruits couldn't
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CJHS students place in Decatur art show

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
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Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD. presents Young Artists' Showcase 2017 An Exhibition of Artwork by 5th-8th grade students on display at the Anne Lloyd Gallery / Madden Arts Center 125 S. Main St. Decatur. The art will be on display from January 6-30. The gallery is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10
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2016 In Review - Part I

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
January
• In early January, Clinton experienced some flooding from a storm that dumped major rainfall on the area in a brief length of time. Commissioner Nan Crang reported the city was doing all it could to calm nervous residents, "but in some cases, the rain was in control."
• The city council saw a proposal to
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DCDC celebrates successful State Farm grant challenge

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
CLINTON -- Despite a short turnaround time, the DeWitt County Development Council (DCDC) made good on its mission to raise $25,000 in matching funds to complete the terms of the 2016 State Farm Bank Grant Challenge.
 Representatives from DCDC met with representatives from State Farm Bank on Dec. 28, culminating in the presentation of a $25,000 check to DCDC.
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Local AmVets post enlists help to supply veterans during the holidays

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
CLINTON -- AmVets Post 14, the employees at Clinton Power Station (CPS), the DeWitt County Friendship Center, the local elementary schools and a special lady recently teamed up for a great cause, carrying Christmas money and goods from Clinton to the Danville VA Hospital patients.
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New Illinois laws take effect in 2017 - Part III

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
SPRINGFIELD ­-- As citizens throughout the state of Illinois ring in the New Year, nearly 200 laws will take effect. A significant number of the new laws target crime, make changes to the criminal justice system, seek to assist law enforcement, and advance safety provisions for Illinois motorists.

Contraception Coverage (HB 5576/PA 99-0672): Provides that any accident or
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Oath and recognition ceremony held for four deputies

Posted: Thursday, Dec 29th, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) held a ceremony in its conference room on December 22 to promote Deputies Tim Cohenour and Brandon Hardwick to Deputy Sergeant and to introduce new Deputies Josh McClain and Bryson Barnes. The DeWitt County Board and local law enforcement community attended along with select family members.
Chief Deputy Spickard, representing the recovering
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New Illinois laws take effect in 2017 - Part II

Posted: Thursday, Dec 29th, 2016
SPRINGFIELD ­-- As citizens throughout the state of Illinois ring in the New Year, nearly 200 laws will take effect. A significant number of the new laws target crime, make changes to the criminal justice system, seek to assist law enforcement, and advance safety provisions for Illinois motorists.

Children and Families

Adoption Information Additions (HB 4590/PA 99-0832):
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CFD and Angel Tree

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 27th, 2016
Courtesy of Sue Calvert / Angel Tree
Seventeen children enjoyed shopping with firefighters and their families from Clinton, Kenney and Weldon at Clinton WalMart Tuesday night. The 6th annual event was funded by a grant from the WalMart Foundation to be used however the department chooses. Blake West of CFD said the money has always gone back into the community
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New Illinois laws take effect in 2017 - Part I

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 27th, 2016
SPRINGFIELD ­-- As citizens throughout the state of Illinois ring in the New Year, nearly 200 laws will take effect. A significant number of the new laws target crime, make changes to the criminal justice system, seek to assist law enforcement, and advance safety provisions for Illinois motorists.
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City relatively accident free during freezing rain

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2016
CLINTON -- In spite of the delicate condition of local travel over the weekend because of freezing rain associated with a winter storm, there was not a rash of weather related accidents.
"Out of all these slick roads, we've had no problems, no accidents," public health and safety commissioner Dan Ballenger reported Monday during the city council meeting. "Very
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SLIDE SHOW: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2016
The Christmas lights decorating Mr. Lincoln's Square have garnered many nice comments this year.
Gordon Woods / Journal
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Ice skating on the Square?

Posted: Monday, Dec 19th, 2016
Gordon Woods / Journal
Ice skating without skates was definitely possible Monday around most of Mr. Lincoln's Square and many other locations in Clinton. Sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-30s this week should melt away those dangerous spots.
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