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Brayley Roberts Named Decatur Memorial September Colleague of the Month

Brayley Roberts, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Decatur Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for September. Roberts was nominated for recognition by a patient’s family, who wrote in the nomination form, “Brayley was professional and compassionate as she cared for our mother.” Roberts, of Decatur, has worked…

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MACON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 UPDATE

    As stated in our most recent report, beginning in November, the Macon County Health Department is transitioning to monthly COVID-19 case reporting. With this change, we will be reporting the total number of cases from the previous month on the second business day of each month. We made this decision based on a…

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Deering campaign responds to what it calls sexist Budzinski campaign ad

Regan 4 Congress Communications Director Whitney Barnes released following statement in response to the recent Nikki for Congress ads about Regan Deering: “Regan was adopted into a loving family and is proud of her career giving back to her community as a science teacher, small business owner and advocate. “Nikki Budzinski campaigned and worked for…

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Caulkins: Lawmakers should refrain from mandating COVID vaccine for students

  Decatur…Illinois State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) is concerned that lawmakers may consider supporting a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students when they return to session this fall. Responding to remarks made by Governor JB Pritzker, Caulkins said this: “The decision to vaccinate children for COVID-19 should be a decision made by parents, not the government,”…

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IDPH Reports an Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

  Public Health Department Urges Illinoisans to Get Fully Vaccinated for Protection from COVID-19 & Flu Before the Holiday Season; Illinois Reports 13,642 New Cases of COVID-19 in Past Week CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported an increase this week in the number of counties at an elevated level for…

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ELECTION MAILINGS NOT FROM MACON COUNTY CLERK

Voters have notified the County Clerk’s Office about a mailing they have received this week.  The mailing includes an accurate copy of the early voting hours on County Clerk letterhead and additional information regarding candidates and the constitutional amendment.  This mailing is not from the County Clerk.  The County Clerk’s Office will never mail information…

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 History of the Heartland Firehouse #3 Event Oct. 29

  History of the Heartland is hosting a proper send off for Fairview Firehouse #3. The firehouse will be open to the public. Retired Captain Mark Allen will have some of his Decatur Fire Department memorabilia on display during the event. Captain Allen will display many old photographs of the Decatur Fire Department, old sets…

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Tate Joins Memorial Care in Forsyth

    DECATUR – Dr. Margaret Tate has started practicing family medicine with Memorial Care in Forsyth. Tate earned her doctor of osteopathy degree from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2017. She earned her master’s degree in biomedical science with an emphasis in clinical research from A.T. Still…

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