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Coronavirus confirmed in Coles County hospital; Cumberland County state of emergency declared

A patient at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center has tested positive  for the disease from coronavirus. This is a developing story that will be updated. 

Eastern Illinois University facility set to be research hub; Will partner with Lake Land College on community sustainability

An Eastern Illinois University facility is slated to get a 2,000-square-foot addition to become a hub in a statewide public-private research and workforce development network.

'An issue for us from a patient care standpoint': Sarah Bush Lincoln accepts offer to base Abbott ambulances, crews at Mattoon health center

In a move to shore up ambulance services, Sarah Bush Lincoln has accepted Abbott Ambulance's offer to begin offering a patient transfer service on the grounds of the SBL Health Center.

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THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Memories from my MTV notebook

Clint Walker remembers local punk band The Didjits in this classic THROWBACK MACHINE column from 2017!

THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Can't keep up with Bond

Once upon a time, Clint Walker went looking for Bond, James Bond. You may find him yourself in this week's edition of THE THROWBACK MACHINE!

THE THROWBACK MACHINE: Long distance requests and dedications...

A boring Sunday spent listening to an American Top 40 countdown from 1989 led to a surprise discovery. Find out more in this week's edition of Clint Walker's THE THROWBACK MACHINE!

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