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Watch now: Is Decatur region ready for COVID spike? Health care professionals explain

Medical experts agree that widespread testing, and rapid test results, are one of the keys to monitoring and controlling the spread of the virus. That's especially important now as the region undergoes a troubling surge in cases. 

Watch now: For Bloomington-Normal disabled people, progress and challenges with accessibility

“... Crossing streets can be hard because of high curbs. Cars are also not always willing to let us have the right of way — and it’s scary," said Netia Carey, 57, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. 

Watch now: 8 months later, Central Illinois sports-related businesses still grappling with COVID-19 restrictions

The Sullivan Blue Dolphins have done their best to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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LOOK BACK: Check out these Mattoon locations through the years

Remember these locations? A look back through our photo archives of the Mattoon area. 

THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Always buy the barstool

Never underestimate the lengths a dude in his 40s will go to buy back his nostalgia in this week's edition of Clint Walker's THE THROWBACK MACHINE!

Mattoon Lightworks to open with walk-through event, feature new displays

Mattoon Lightworks will open with a walk through event on Thursday and then offer regular drive through hours for the rest of the season.

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