Hancock County Ambulance

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

The former head of Hancock County's ambulance service was arrested over the weekend and charged with multiple felonies. Paul Richardson is accused of falsifying reports to the county board for financial gain.

Hancock County EMS Facebook Page

The Hancock County Board has received notice of potentially illegal activity surrounding recent construction work.  State's Attorney Jason Pohren wrote a letter about the nearly $40,000 worth of electrical and plumbing repairs made to the ambulance barn this year.

Cameron Out as Coordinator

Jul 11, 2012

Hancock County will soon be in the market for a new ambulance coordinator. The Health and Miscellaneous Committee voted unanimously to give Perry Cameron until Tuesday, July 17th, to resign.

If  he does not, the full county board will vote that evening on whether to fire him.

Committee Chair Dan Asbury has been frustrated by a lack of progress in making improvements to the service.

He says, “I think we're hearing about lack of leadership and morale is bad and staffing is an issue. We just think it's time for a change.”

Hancock County EMS Board is Dissolved

Jun 20, 2012

The Hancock County Board has taken another step it hopes will reduce problems with the county's ambulance service.

It has dissolved the EMS board. That board was composed of EMTs who serve on the ambulances. It was to provide policies and direction to the ambulance coordinator and employees.

The county board voted 12-1 to disband the EMS board. Third-district Republican Harold Stuckwisch cast the lone “no” vote.   

District One Republican Joe Stevenson says it did not produce results.