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Carle Request Splits Some Council Members

Carle Request Splits Some Council Members

Some Danville City Council members are split on whether they will support Carle’s request to close part of Logan Avenue.  Carle wants to close a short segment of Logan north of North Street as part of its planned new $70-million dollar medical campus.

Alderman Dan Duncheon opposes the road closing….

{‘’I love Carle’s commitment to Danville, Vermilion County.  I see all that. I look at the picture though and I see Logan Street being some landscaping and a quarter of your future development potential,’’ said Duncheon.  ‘’I see no impact on your healthcare, on your ability to provide co-located services for better collaboration and still have Logan Street there,’’ added Duncheon.}

Duncheon was speaking at last night’s Danville City Council meeting.  Alderwoman Brenda Brown supports Carle’s proposal…

{‘’We look at one of our largest employers that came here years and years ago – the VA Hospital.  They closed areas out there, too.  Some of those people weren’t happy but later on they appreciated it because, like I said it was one of our largest employers and still is today,’’ said Brown.}

Dr. Jared Rogers, President of OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center (shown in dark coat), noted an internal study conducted by the hospital found that closing the small area along Logan would delay getting patients to the hospital by at least 40 seconds….

{‘’Imagine what you could do with 40 seconds.  Imagine what you can do in the back of an ambulance.  Imagine what you could do with your six-year-old in the back of your car who is having an asthma attack.  You think ‘well, I’ll just take him to the hospital.  He needs to go to the hospital’, and he goes south,’’ said Dr. Rogers.  ‘’Forty-seconds is a long time, and no matter what you’ve heard that these seconds aren’t meaningful – these seconds are meaningful.’’}

But Dr. Mike Smith, Regional EMS Coordinator for Carle (shown in white coat), says the short delay would not delay medical outcomes….

{‘’The work that has been done in planning – in the process of planning to mitigate any travel time impacts, both for ambulances as well as for private citizens in private vehicles driving to the hospital, causes me to be completely confident that there will not be any actual medical impact by that 30 to 45 seconds that we’re talking about,’’ said Dr. Smith.}

It will be up to the City Council to decide later whether Carle’s request for vacating parts of streets and alleys will be approved for the project.

Sen. Bennett Hosts Town Hall Discussion

Sen. Bennett Hosts Town Hall Discussion

Fresh off the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session, State Senator Scott Bennett spoke before a small group at the Georgetown City Hall Tuesday night about some of the information coming out of Springfield.   Bennett said he was frustrated that the state senate did not go far enough in addressing corruption and ethics investigations…

Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Area

Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Area

Dense fog has developed across parts of East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana this morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Dense Fog Advisory’ for our area until 9:00 a.m. Clearing skies and light winds combined with low level moisture left over from the rain – creating ideal conditions for the development of…

Danville Council Approves Cannabis Dispensing Facility

Danville Council Approves Cannabis Dispensing Facility

The Danville City Council has approved a special use permit that will allow for a medicinal/adult-use cannabis dispensing facility along Lynch Road.  Phoenix Farms of Illinois LLC says the business will not be open yet when a new law goes into effect on January 1st allowing the recreational use of limited amounts of cannabis in…

Citizens Respond to ‘The Giving Fence’

Citizens Respond to ‘The Giving Fence’

It looks as though people got the message about ‘The Giving Fence’ in downtown Danville.  There were numerous items hanging on the fence located across the street from the David S. Palmer Arena today (Tuesday, November 19, 2019). A sign placed on a fence invites citizens to take what they need and leave what they…

OSF, Carle Differ Over Closing Part of Logan

OSF, Carle Differ Over Closing Part of Logan

OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center is urging the City of Danville to consider alternatives to closing a segment of Logan Avenue.  Carle wants to permanently close a short segment of Logan north of North Street for its planned new $70-million dollar medical campus. Dr. Jared Rogers, President of OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, says the…

Carle Cites Benefits of Proposed Danville Campus

Carle Cites Benefits of Proposed Danville Campus

Leaders of Carle Health System say the proposed $70-million dollar medical campus in Danville is going to help bring new doctors to the community.  Caleb Miller, Carle’s Senior Vice President of Primary Care says it will also offer other improvements…. ”It’s right next to the city museum, so we’ll have a nice plaza area around…

Techtow Running for Vermilion County Auditor

Techtow Running for Vermilion County Auditor

There is a new candidate for Vermilion County Auditor.  Mary Techtow says she was encouraged by co-workers and friends to seek the position on the Republican Party ticket.  The past 30 years Techtow has worked in the Vermilion County Highway Department, and says that helped her gain working knowledge of the county budget and accounting…

New Land Bank Leader Eager to Begin Task

New Land Bank Leader Eager to Begin Task

The new Executive Director of the Central Illinois Land Bank Authority was busy meeting with some local and area leaders Monday.  Michael Davis is eager to go to work helping tackle blight while retaining existing jobs and trying to attract new ones…. The Central Illinois Land Bank is based in Danville, but some communities stretching…

I-74 Crash Claims Life of Hillsboro Woman

I-74 Crash Claims Life of Hillsboro Woman

A collision involving a semi tractor trailer and an SUV along Interstate 74 in Montgomery County, Indiana has left a young Hillsboro woman dead.  Indiana State Police say 26-year-old Christina Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say Mendoza was driving the SUV which became disabled along the interstate after it struck a deer. …