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Jurors in Danville woman's murder trial shown video of 2017 slaying

DANVILLE - A Vermilion County jury on Tuesday watched video footage of the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Danville man outside a grocery store by the Fair Oaks public housing complex nearly 11 months ago. In the video taken in the early afternoon of April 27, a woman wearing a white shirt is seen w

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Police fatally shoot armed man who broke into ex-wife's home

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A police officer fatally shot an armed man who authorities say broke into his ex-wife's Kentucky home. Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse tells news outlets the intruder was armed with two handguns early Tuesday and raised his arm during a confrontation with responding officer


Fire displaces family of four

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- The cause of a fire is under investigation, but four people have been displaced. It happened about 2:50 pm, Monday, in the 900-block of Frank Drive. When crews arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from the garage. They were able to extinguish it quickly. No one was

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-20 15:16:33

District 118 to consider Edison project

DANVILLE - The Danville District 118 school board will consider a $1.5 million bid for improvements to be made to the 88-year-old Edison Elementary School during a special meeting Wednesday night. Schomburg & Schomburg Construction of Danville was the lowest bidder of four contractors, submitting a

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-21 11:35:00

Ballot mistake may cost election

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) -- The Danville election commission is admitting to a mistake they made at one of their polling places Tuesday night. The results for county board district nine are in question because of a ballot mix-up. But the bigger problem may be that they don't know how to fix it. The p

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-22 03:33:57

Primary '18: Around the area

CHAMPAIGN - Royal-area Democrat Cindy Cunningham is looking forward to the next challenge in her quest to become state representative in the 104th Illinois House District after soundly defeating Frank McCullough Jr. for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary. "I'm relieved," Cunningham said

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 14:00:00

Voters say 'no' to sales tax increase

The proposed 1 percent sales tax increase to support county schools will not go into effect following Tuesday's election. While the tax increase would benefit schools in the county, the benefits would exclude Danville District 118 schools. As a result, a larger majority of city voters rejected the t

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-21 05:19:38

Mother of Champaign man shot and killed begging community to help seek justice

Police are still investigating a shooting on March 11th that left 34-year-old Montrez Vonner dead and three others injured. (WCCU) A Champaign mother is speaking out in hopes of getting justice for her son. Champaign police are still investigating a shooting on March 11th that left 34-year-old Montr

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:59:10

Danville woman's murder trial set to start Tuesday

DANVILLE - The trial of a Danville woman accused of fatally shooting a man following a minor traffic accident is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Lakeisha M. Cunningham, 39, faces three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the April 27, 2017, death of Justin E. Jones, 25, of Danville. Around


Police: Pizza stolen from driver in gunpoint robbery

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police say they're searching for suspects in the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Officers say it happened just before midnight on March 14 in the unit block of Danville's Columbus Street, when two men with handguns approached the driver. Police say the men, who had masks


Police looking for suspects in burglary

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) -- Crime Stoppers is looking for your help with information on this week's Crime of the Week. Sometime between March 10 at 12:00 pm and March 12 at 7:30 pm someone broke into House of Flowers in Rantoul through a window and stole money from the register. It is not known if there


Murder suspect wanted: Cornelius Freeman

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- This week's Wanted Subject is Cornelius Freeman. He's wanted on a $1 million warrant for first degree murder. Freeman is a 39-year old man, 5'7", 263 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Hi last known address is 505 East Birch Street, Carbondale. Anyone with informa


2018 All-Area girls' basketball | Meet the first team

WHY SHE MADE IT: The Hilltoppers' bona fide No. 2 scoring option averaged 13.9 points while adding 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals per tilt. The Associated Press all-state second-team honoree and two-time N-G All-Area first-team selection holds offers from Marshall, Xavier, DePaul, Northern


'Always ... Patsy Cline': A show about friendship

COVINGTON, Ind. - When Kena Clark steps onto the stage next month in "Always ... Patsy Cline," she'll have a goal in mind. "I want people who are die-hard fans to say, 'Oh, my gosh, she sounds just like Patsy Cline!'" Clark, of Milford, will make her final appearance as the country singer in the sho

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-20 11:41:00

DACC receives $360k grant for worker training

Vermilion County's manufacturing industry is getting a big boost thanks to a $360,000 federal training grant. On Mar. 6, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity notified Danville Area Community College of the grant award to implement the Industrial Career Pathways program. The


Danville man accused in attack at senior complex found fit to stand trial

DANVILLE - An 88-year-old Tilton man said he's relieved that the case of Danville man accused of forcing his way into his apartment, robbing him and brutally attacking him nearly two years ago is moving forward. Vermilion County Circuit Judge Tom O'Shaughnessy ruled Thursday that Tyren C. Wilson, 21


Savoy man faces drug charge after fight at west Champaign bar

URBANA - A Savoy man who allegedly possessed cocaine intended for sale last week has been charged with a serious felony. A Champaign police report said shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to a fight at a bar in the 100 block of South Mattis Avenue. Several people told police a man had a


Broadlands man gets 7.5 years for having meth while on parole

URBANA - A Broadlands man who had methamphetamine last fall while on parole is headed back to prison for 7 years. Larry Driggers, 38, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Tom Difanis to possession of the drug, a Class 2 felony, stemming from his arrest Oct. 3. Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton sa


DUI plea likely means prison for Danville man

DANVILLE - A 46-year-old Danville man is likely facing prison time in connection with an alcohol-related accident that killed a pedestrian in October 2015. Earlier this week, Randy Hill pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery while driving under the influence in the Oct. 11, 2015 death of


FBI says alleged Minnesota mosque bomber tried to build a militia in rural Illinois

Clarence, Ill. - In Michael Hari, the young men found a purpose and a cause that many neighbors in this rural Illinois village are still trying to understand. Last week, Hari, 47, and two other men were charged in connection with the August bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.