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Decatur Beltway

Friday, 17 October 2014

The state of Illinois will put 10-million dollars toward constructing a new beltway near Decatur.

The 22-mile highway will connect interstate 72 east of Decatur to U.S. 51 near Elwin.

An interchange will also be constructed near U.S. 36 and Decatur Airport.

Officials say the bypass will improve access to the airport, and reduce heavy traffic on city streets.
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Hospital Changes Name

Friday, 17 October 2014

An east-central Illinois hospital changes its name and logo.

Saint Anthony's in Effingham will now be known as "H.S.H.S. Saint Anthony's Memorial Hospital".

Since 1875 the hospital been a part of the health care ministry of Sisters of Saint Francis.

Hospital Sisters Health System president and C-E-O Mary Starman-Harrison says the change shows they're working wit ... READ MORE >>


American Veteran's Tribute Wall Coming to Charleston

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A special memorial will make its way to Charleston for next years Red, White and Blue Days.

Visitors to the event will have the chance to see the The American Veteran's Traveling Tribute Wall.

The structure is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. and is the largest Wall replica traveling the country.

The tribute will be set up July 1st through t ... READ MORE >>


RR Donnelley Fire Training

Thursday, 16 October 2014

You may notice several fire trucks at RR Donnelley in Mattoon Friday morning.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a special permit to the company to conduct fire brigade training starting at 7am.

Officials say a portion of the training will involve a live fire on the southeast portion of the property.

The Mattoon Fire Department will also take p ... READ MORE >>