in this issue: August-September 2016
ON THE COVER – The Hundredth Issue
A commemorative collection of profiles and feature articles that chronicle a history of success and confidence in the future, proving that in Decatur, we always have plenty of good stories to tell.
Q and A with Juan Luciano
ADM’s Chairman and CEO reflects on his childhood roots in agriculture, the company’s role in the global food market and the importance of its Decatur headquarters.
We assemble a group of Decatur residents who have made their mark on our community and celebrate their efforts with a fun exercise in pictures and words.
Find your copy of The Season, a complete guide to the performing arts for 2016-17, tucked inside this issue on page 73.
Eyes On Education
A trio of dedicated public school education advocates — Sherri Perkins, Beth Nolan and Suzanne Kreps — take a look at the challenges and opportunities facing District 61.
Decatur attracts more sporting events every year and scores new tourism revenue in the process. Find out how a coordinated team effort is a win-win for everyone.
arts & entertainment
Legacy of Live Music
From popular teen bands of the ‘60s to jazz musicians who pack the place every weekend, Decatur has always made its own kind of music.
A sneak peek at performances coming to the stage in Decatur this season, beginning with Labor Day Pops on the shores of Lake Decatur.
One of only five conservation districts in Illinois, Macon County’s protected open spaces have evolved over the past fifty years into a 3,200-acre precious resource.
On the Run
Decatur’s love of running spans decades, from road races that started in the ‘70s to recent fun runs that bring people together for good causes.