Hancock County

Creation of Comprehensive Plan
10:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Hancock County Surveys Residents

Hancock County
Credit Photo courtesy of Infobahn Outfitter, Inc.

Residents in Hancock County are being solicited for their opinion in a regional survey.

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Jim Drozdz
8:28 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Hancock County Prosecutor Killed in Crash

Jim Drozdz

Authorities say Hancock County State’s Attorney Jim Drozdz is dead after a traffic accident in Georgia.

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More Money Needed for Ambulance Service
9:56 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Hancock County to Ask for Tax Hike

The Hancock County Board will put a referendum before voters in November to raise the ambulance service property tax rate.

Voters will decide whether to leave the rate at 10 cents per $100 assessed valuation or to increase it to 25 cents.

Board Chairman David Walker says the county needs more than the current $655,000 it pays to support the district

He says, “The way costs of providing the personnel and the machinery to provide a worthwhile ambulance service (are going) we're going to need more funding, because the funding we have is close to inadequate.”

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Non-profit wants five-year contract
6:46 am
Fri June 15, 2012

AMT Makes Offer for Hancock County Service

The Hancock County Board is still weighing its options to improve ambulance service. The county is under a ”plan of corrections” to address lapses by ambulance crew members.

One option is to hire an outside firm to run the service.

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EMS Coordinator says situation must improve soon
2:46 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Hancock County Ambulance Crew Mistakes Continue

Ambulance crews in Hancock County are still suffering too many mistakes  despite operating under a “Plan of Corrections” for months to address them.

The Blessing Hospital EMS Director says that must stop.

Dr. Kelly Cox oversees ambulance services in Hancock, Adams, Brown and Pike counties. He has considerable latitude under state law to remedy the situation. He can suspend the licenses of EMTs who are not doing the job well. He could even suspend the county-wide service. He could also suggest the Illinois Department of Public Health issue fines.

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