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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....
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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...
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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...
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HSHS to close Decatur Ambulance Service on Sept. 1

DECATUR — Efforts are underway to find another emergency medical transport provider after Hospital Sisters Health System confirmed Monday that it would close Decatur Ambulance Service as of Sept. 1. Founded in 1959 and purchased by HSHS St. Mary's in 2018, Decatur Ambulance Service has long been the sole...

City of Decatur looking for new ambulance service

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The City of Decatur is looking for a new way to provide emergency ambulance service to the city. Decatur Ambulance Service, owned and operated by HSHS since 2018, has been the sole provider of ambulances for Decatur while also providing service for Shelbyville and Pana. But on Monday, it was announced […]

Decatur Public Schools Makes Statement Regarding New Facility

June 27, 2022 – On April 9, 2022, District #61 was granted a waiver by the Illinois General Assembly giving DPS the authority to build a new school using federal pandemic relief funds. DPS is in discussions about building a new facility to replace District #61’s oldest school buildings, Dennis Lab School’s dual campus facilities.

Decatur Schools considers new school using COVID funds

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Students in Decatur could be getting a new school soon thanks to federal pandemic relief funds. Decatur Public Schools is looking to replace the dual-campus facilities of Dennis Lab School, which are the oldest buildings in the district. However, taxpayers will not be affected by this thanks to a waiver from […]
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Decatur Public Schools exploring new school in Lincoln Park

DECATUR — Decatur school district leaders are in talks with the Decatur Park District about potentially building a new facility in Lincoln Park on the city's west side, the school district confirmed Monday evening. In a statement, the district said it is exploring replacing the district's oldest buildings, Dennis...
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JoAnn Huber, 87

JoAnn Huber, 87, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 in Shelbyville Manor. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville, IL with Father Pawel Augustyniak as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
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Herald & Review offering unlimited digital access through Fourth of July

The Herald & Review is once again offering the community unlimited and free access to, thanks to a partnership with Vieweg Real Estate. As our country readies for the Fourth of July holiday, we are celebrating by gifting our community the ability to read unlimited local news, entertainment and sports stories without hitting a paywall.

LISTEN: Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe on Byers & Co

June 27, 2022 -Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe joined Byers & Co for her weekly City of Decatur update. She also discussed why it’s important for Decatur of have a good relationship with elected officials in the IL House and Senate. Listen to the podcast now.

Davis displeased with Jan 6 hearings

The January 6 Committee Hearings are on pause until early July, but that’s not stopping one member of congress from commenting on the goings-on in Washington, D.C. Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis says he was originally supposed to be a member of a bipartisan panel examining the information, but that never happened.
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Roberta Mildred “Bobbi” Workman, 85

Roberta Mildred “Bobbi” Workman, 85, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL. Private family graveside services will be held at Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson, IL at a later date. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church in Effingham or donor’s choice, and mailed to Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, 415 North Broadway, Shelbyville, IL 62565.
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Watch now: Good food and company lure polling judges

DECATUR — Polling judges may want to be contributors to democracy by working 17-hour shifts on election day. However, it's the spread of various foods that keep many of them coming back. Several polling places have tables full of potluck contributions. From chili and soups to fruit trays and...

Taylorville Police to host Fishing with Offishers

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Taylorville children have an opportunity to spend an entertaining night with conservation police officers. Fishing with Offishers will run Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. on Lake Marina. This event is open to kids ages 5-15 and welcomes anyone older with a fishing license. Officers will teach the fishing laws and basics. Kids will […]