DECATUR — An inmate at the Decatur Correctional Center with COVID-19 has died, state authorities said Monday.
The Illinois Department of Corrections in a statement said the woman is in her 70s.
Eighty-two inmates and 48 staff members at the 2310 East Mound Road facility have tested positive for COVID,
according to department data.
The correctional center opened in 2000 and has a capacity of
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 2,944 additional confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 49 more deaths. Overall, Illinois has logged more than 1.1 million infections and nearly 19,000 deaths.
State health officials also confirmed eight more cases Monday of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 that first emerged in the United Kingdom. Illinois has reported nine cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, all in Cook County, among people ranging in age from 12 to 63 years old, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
16 times Decatur was featured in TV and movies
In the 1984 movie "Bachelor Party," Tom Hanks says the line,"No, I'm not like the rest of the boys, I'm from Decatur, Illinois and I am suave, debonair."
Contestants of Season 17 of NBC's "Biggest Loser"
Roberto and Luis Hernandez are alumni of Decatur's Millikin University.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Cameron mentions his mom is in Decatur when asked about her.
A scene in the 2008 film "Leatherheads" features a man and woman watching a football game. The woman asks the man how owning a football team will help sell corn starch, and the camera pans to the scoreboard that shows one of the football teams in Decatur.
So I Married an Axe Murderer
A map of Illinois with Decatur marked prominently is featured in the 1993 movie "So I Married An Axe Murderer."
Season two, episode nine of the 1960 TV series "The Fugitive" takes place in Decatur.
The X Factor
The 6th-place finisher of the second season of "The X Factor,"
CeCe Frey, is from Decatur.
When Willie Tanner was asked by ALF where he was from Willie replied "You Know. I've been around ... here, there, Decatur, Illinois."
Call Northside 777
The 1948 film "Call Northside 777" mentions driving out to Decatur.
Jalopies on Parade
In 1943, the War Department made a film in Decatur called "Jalopies on Parade" that showed how to recycle vehicles for military use.
"Playtown USA" was a film made in the 1940s about Decatur's park and recreation system.
Check it out on YouTube.
Impact: Stories of Survival
Randy Tankersley tapes a segment of an episode of 'Impact: Stories of Survival' for the Discovery Health Channel at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Tankersley and the rest of the crew recreated the story of Decatur resident John Evans who underwent hand transfer surgery in 1994.