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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.
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Nurse Resigns After Angry Tweet In Reaction To SCOTUS Abortion Decision

An Illinois nurse has resigned her position after an angry tweet in the aftermath of last week’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade. In her tweet, she suggested that she might deny drugs like Viagra to a patient who was, quote, “a white male who votes conservative.” WCIA-TV reports the woman was an advance practice registered nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, who resigned after the tweet went viral.
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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 Native Serves Aboard USS Bainbridge

For Immediate Release – Navy Office of Community Outreach. TUNISIAN SEA (June 24, 2022) Electrician’s Mate Fireman Ethan Durbin, from Pana, Illinois, tests resistance in a casualty power terminal during a general quarters drill aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) in the Tunisian Sea, June 24, 2022. GQ drills prepare Sailors to be at the highest state of readiness in the event of an emergency. Bainbridge is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elexia Morelos)

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 […]
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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...

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....
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Parking Details For Lake Shelbyville 4th Of July Fireworks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake Shelbyville. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area. Lake Shelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks. Locations include Dam West Recreation Area, Dam East Recreation Area, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, portions of the road across the Dam, and Dam West Overlook. The road across the Dam will remain CLOSED due to the maintenance equipment stationed on the road. Pedestrians will be allowed to sit on partial portions of the road by the Visitor Center and Dam West Overlook.

Decatur Ambulance Service will close in September

Decatur city leader told WAND News a meeting will be held Tuesday to continue discussions on a new ambulance service for Decatur. Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton said in statement:. “The City of Decatur learned from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital more than a week ago that DAS would be dissolving....

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...

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...

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.

CHBC’s Lucas and Robertson Shine at USATF Illinois Association Junior Olympics Championships

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City grads and track standouts Daniel Lucas and Jadon Robertson have continued their medal haul this summer including three first place and two second place finishes over the weekend as they competed for Vipers Track Club at the USATF Illinois Association Junior Olympics Championships held at the University of Illinois’ Gary Wieneke Track Complex.

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...