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Carle recognized for Outstanding Patient Care

Carle Foundation Hospital has being recognized for ''providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay.''

Healthgrades has awarded Carle the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. It means Carle is in the top 10-percent of hospitals in the nation delivering outstanding patient service.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,858 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Healthgrades then awarded 448 hospitals with the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

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Iroquois County Blood Drives...

The American Red Cross is conducting blood drives this week in Crescent City and Cissna Park. 

The Community Center in Crescent City is the host-site for Tuesday's blood drive. It runs from 1 - 6 pm.  On Thursday, a blood drive is scheduled from 3 - 7 pm at the Cissna Park School Elementary Gym.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Donars can also call ahead to make an appointment.

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Update: Youth identified in Livingston County ATV accident

14-year-old Blaze Masching of rural Pontiac has been identified as the victim of Saturday's fatal all-terrain vehicle accident south of Pontiac.

The accident is still under investigation by the Livingston County Coroner's Office and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. No other details were released.

Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson said the boy was killed in an accident that occurred shortly before 1 pm.

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Pontiac youth killed in ATV accident

An all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday south of Pontiac killed a 14-year-old Pontiac boy.

Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson said the accident happened shortly before 1 pm. The victim's name was being withheld pending notification of family members.
South East Livingston County Ambulance Services responded to the scene.

The Livingston County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Department are investigating the accident.

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Governor Rauner appeals FEMA denial of State’s request for flood assistance to local governments

Additional $1.8 million in local government costs brings state, local costs related to December flooding to nearly $16.8 million

 

Governor Bruce Rauner (Friday) asked President Barack Obama to reconsider the recent denial of Illinois' request for federal assistance to help local governments in several counties recover from severe flooding and storms in late December and early January.

The appeal included nearly $1.8 million in additional qualifying costs and spelled out additional factors that justify Illinois' request for federal assistance for local governments.

"Illinois is committed to continued recovery efforts in these counties," said Governor Rauner. "Without this federal assistance, the ability for many communities to recover fully from this devastating disaster will be difficult, if not impossible."

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