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LEXINGTON — In the past 10 years, Chenoa police have administered CPR 20 to 30 times, Chief Travis Cornwall said.

“If we had an AED (automated external defibrillator), we more than likely would have used it the majority of those times,” Cornwall said.

But the police department hasn’t had an AED — which can restore heart rhythm to someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest — in several years, he said.

That ended Wednesday afternoon at the Lexington Community Center.

There, police and fire departments representing 14 McLean County rural communities received 15 AEDs from Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation.

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