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Governor names new DCFS director

Former director Marc Smith will stay on until Feb. 1 The troubled state agency charged with the protection of abused and neglected children will have

Black ministers and scholars discuss the state of the Black Church in Central Illinois

More than 200 people came to The Virginia Theatre to learn the history and current role of the Black Church in Central Illinois. The event showcased a panel of Black church and community leaders discussing the evolving role of pastors, the diminishing influence of predominantly Black churches, and the overall journey and significance of the Black Church through the years.