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Decatur Police respond to crash at McDonald’s

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Police Department said no one was seriously hurt after a crash Tuesday. Officers said it was at the Mt. Zion McDonald’s located off of Route 121 by the Route 36 intersection in Decatur. DPD has not released the cause of the crash.
DECATUR, IL
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One arrested in McDonald’s drive-through fight

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — A man was arrested in Charleston earlier this month after a fight broke out in the drive-through of a McDonald’s following a minor vehicle collision. The incident happened at the McDonald’s at 12 West Lincoln Avenue on June 19. Officers said that after the collision, one of the drivers – Lamont […]
CHARLESTON, IL
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Semi-truck carrying creamer crashes on I-57

PESOTUM, Ill. (WCIA) — Part of I-57 in Champaign County is reduced to one lane as a result of a semi-truck crash. The crash happened in Pesotum at milepost 220. The truck, which was carrying creamer, rolled over into the right-side ditch. Illinois State Troopers were on the scene of the crash and said no […]
PESOTUM, IL
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Pana hospital reacts to planned Decatur Ambulance Service closure

PANA — Pana Community Hospital will work with its other transport partners to ensure continued around the clock availability for patients after Decatur Ambulance Service closes. The hospital sent a statement to the Herald & Review on Tuesday, after news of the closure broke on Monday. Decatur Ambulance Service...
PANA, IL

Nurse resigns over controversial tweet

MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — A nurse is out of a job after a discriminatory tweet she posted went viral over the weekend. The tweet in question implied that the nurse prescribed medicine based on the political affiliation of her patients. Sarah Bush Lincoln confirmed on its social media accounts that the tweet was posted by […]
MATTOON, IL

Decatur Ambulance service dissolves

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Ambulance service is dissolving, but a new provider will take its place stated Ryan Huffer, Communications Director for City of Decatur. Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton wrote a statement regarding the Decatur Ambulance service dissolving. “The City of Decatur learned from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital more than a week […]
DECATUR CITY, IA
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Day care worker pleads not guilty in death of 7-week-old girl

FORSYTH, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Macon County day care worker accused of causing the death of a 7-week-old girl in her care has pleaded not guilty. Taylor Burris pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of endangering the life and health of a child, aggravated battery to a child resulting in death, and involuntary manslaughter.
FORSYTH, IL
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Nurse resigns after allegedly posting discriminatory message on social media

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND)- A Sarah Bush Lincoln Advanced Practice Registered Nurse has resigned after allegedly posting a discriminatory message on social media, over the weekend. The APRN released the following apology statement:. "I am deeply sorry for my posts on social media. I allowed my personal feelings to spill out....
MATTOON, IL
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City Speaks Out on Decatur Ambulance Service Dissolving

June 27, 2022 – Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton spoke regarding the Decatur Ambulance Service (DAS) dissolving. The ambulance working group is meeting again Tuesday and will release more information tomorrow. “The City of Decatur learned from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital more than a week ago that DAS would...
DECATUR CITY, IA
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Coles Co. Nurse Resigns Over Controversial Social Media Comments

A Coles County nurse is stepping down following backlash over controversial comments made on social media over the weekend. Officials at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health in Mattoon announced that an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse posted a discriminatory message on Twitter. The nurse apologized and resigned from her position. She tweeted...
COLES COUNTY, IL
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City of Decatur working to secure new ambulance services

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The City of Decatur is working to secure new ambulance services. City leaders, hospital administrators, and other medical providers met Tuesday to move forward with a plan to secure new services. The group finalized an "invitation to submit proposals" for ambulance services and will meet with regional private ambulance companies to see what is available for Decatur.
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DPS considers building new school with pandemic relief funds

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Decatur Public Schools and the Decatur Park District on Monday released a statement concerning the possibility of building a new school using federal pandemic relief funds. Read their full statement:. On April 9, 2022, District #61 was granted a waiver by the Illinois General Assembly...
DECATUR, IL
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Decatur committee begins search for ambulance service

DECATUR — Proposals are being accepted from those interested in providing ambulance services for Decatur following the announcement this week that the existing company will close Sept. 1. “Everyone is committed to finding the best ambulance services that will ensure continuity for our citizens,” said Decatur City Manager Scot...
DECATUR, IL
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Meridian's Greg Streeval is the Herald & Review's Softball Coach of the Year for 2022

MACON — There's no doubt the Meridian Hawks were the queens of the Central Illinois Conference last season. The Hawks won the conference title with a 13-1 mark, their only blemish coming in a loss to Tuscola in the first conference meeting between the teams. Meridian got revenge in its second game with the Warriors, clinching the CIC crown with a 7-6 victory in eight innings on a home run hit by Herald & Review Softball Player of the Year Katy Hendricks.
MACON, IL
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Decatur searching for new ambulance service

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Decatur city leaders, local hospitals, and other medical providers are hard at work finding a new ambulance service for the city. This comes after HSHS St. Mary's Hospital said that the Decatur Ambulance Service was being dissolved. We're told the group has finalized an invitation...
DECATUR, IL

RESULTS: Referendums in central Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — There were several referendums up for grabs Tuesday night with voters. In Mahomet, people were asked to vote on a $98 million referendum. It would pay for a new junior high, plus other upgrades in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. The plan is called the Bulldog Blueprint. The referendum failed. In Neoga, […]
MAHOMET, IL
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Mattoon Chamber of Commerce’s new Home Base Program

Remote workers, those who have the option of working from home, has increased from 5 million prior to the pandemic to over 40 million and climbing. Our goal is to capture some of this momentum and have Mattoon become a home base for these higher salary positions. Alex Benishek, our...
MATTOON, IL
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