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Hamilton County Board Renews Agreement with Harre Ambulance Service for 60 Days

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board Tuesday night renewed its long-standing agreement with Harre Ambulance Service to provide ambulance service for the next 60 days until the new Hamilton County Ambulance Service gets up and running on Aug. 15.

County Board Chairman John Chapman….

Chapman says the new ambulance service, which will be overseen by its own committee and not by the county, is getting closer to beginning operations. Chapman says the only thing they are waiting on is an administrative law judge to sign off on the agreement that they are a not-for-profit corporation.

Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, the County Board approved a plaque to honor the Hamilton County victims of the 1925 Tri-State Tornado that devastated much of southern Illinois.

County Board Chairman John Chapman says the Hamilton County Historical Society has encouraged the County Board for some time to maybe consider purchasing a plaque and listing the tornado victims’ names on it.

Chapman says it may take 60 to 90 days to get the plaque installed in the courthouse.