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Danville Alderman Rickey Williams Jr. optimistic about future as acting mayor
Williams will fill the remainder of Mayor Scott Eisenhauer's term. The other four candidates who were up against Williams were Aldermen Steve Nichols, Mike Puhr, Steve Foster and Sharon McMahon. Williams said becoming a mayor has always been his dream.
Danville officer says blood trail from body in 2014 death led to suspect
Photo by: Danville policeTheron Price, 42, of Danville, on trial Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, on charges of first-degree murder in the Nov. 25, 2014, fatal shooting of William Newburn III, 42, of Danville.
Man convicted of aggravated DUI in 2016 fatal car-pedestrian accident
Photo by: Mary Schenk/The News-GazetteJoseph Perry, 47, of Urbana, right, and one of his attorneys, Doug Lawlyes of Westville, listen during Perry's aggravated DUI trial on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Champaign County Courthouse. He's accused of having cocaine in his system when he caused the dea
Editorial | A new mayor in Danville
In the meantime, Alderman Ricky Williams Jr. has fulfilled what he describes as a longtime dream to become mayor. He was the near unanimous choice of his fellow aldermen (one voted present) Tuesday, when they met behind closed doors to work out who will succeed outgoing Mayor Scott Eisenhauer.
Urbana man arraigned on weapons charges in north Champaign shooting
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Board to act on Section 8 voucher transfer
DANVILLE -- The Housing Authority of the City of Danville will be accepting 53 Section 8, subsidized housing, vouchers from the Vermilion County Housing Authority with board action today.The housing authority's board of commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Fair Oaks Administration Building
Danville Kiwanis Clubs host 68th annual pancake, sausage day
DANVILLE (WCCU) —Members of Danville's Kiwanis Clubs held the 68th annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Day.Starting from 6 a.m. Thursday morning, the event continued all throughout the day until 8 p.m.Volunteers at the David's Palmer Arena stepped up to the griddle to flip and serve thousands of panc
Williams in whirlwind of activity
DANVILLE – It’s been a whirlwind of emotions and activity these last couple of days for newly appointed Acting Mayor Rickey Williams Jr.Williams is putting plans in place to prepare for the job in the next two weeks prior to him being sworn in on Nov. 6.According to Williams, “My plans between now a
Police investigate student assault by Uber driver
It happened about 1:20 am, Thursday, in the 1200-block of West Nevada Street, Urbana. The victim was using Uber when the driver pulled into a parking lot and sexually assaulted the victim.
Aqua Illinois working to fix two large main breaks in Danville
Bob Ervin, Aqua Illinois area manager, said one break happened in the 3700 block of North Vermilion and may have caused the second break farther south near the Applebee's restaurant on North Vermilion. He said crews would be working into the night to fix the main breaks and restore water service to
Sheriff's Office: 13yo student in custody for threatening high school
BISMARCK (WICS/WCCU) —A 13-year-old student is in custody for allegedly making a 'terroristic threat' toward a high school.Vermilion County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon.The threat was made via text message and directed toward Bismarck Henning Rossville High School.Th
Man Charged with Dealing Meth
The Parke County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, George Kisor, discarded the motorcycle and fled into the woods on foot.
City streets to close for repairs
DANVILLE — City officials announced that Griffin Street will be closed beginning Monday to through traffic between Texas Avenue and the Interstate 74 overpass bridge for a sanitary sewer improvement project.This complete roadway closure is anticipated to be about 14 days. This closure will affect mo
Vote on Eisenhauer's successor fulfills Danville alderman's dream
Photo by: Tracy Crane/The News-GazetteDanville Alderman Rickey Williams Jr. emotionally reacts to the 13-0 vote by his colleagues to appoint him as acting mayor Tuesday night, Oct. 17, 2018, in the city council chambers in Danville.
Witness: Victim in 2014 killing had argued with accused the night before
Photo by: Danville policeTheron Price, 42, of Danville, on trial Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, on charges of first-degree murder in the Nov. 25, 2014, fatal shooting of William Newburn III, 42, of Danville.Other Related ContentDanville officer says blood trail from body in 2014 death led to suspect
Danville CCSD 118 Cork paid in $153K to teachers pension fund, could collect $4.1 million in retirement
Retired Danville CCSD 118 employee Terri Cork saved $152,804 toward her pension over 38 years working for public schools, Illinois Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRS) records show.Over 40 years of retirement, Cork would collect as much as $4.129 million, according to a projection by Local Government Inf
Casino not in the plan for Collins Tower
Recently, there’s been buzz about Collins Tower, formerly known as the Bresee Tower, becoming the city’s hub for gambling should the state license the city for a casino.
Wooded area gifted to Danville likely to stay that way in near future
The city's Corporate Counsel David Wesner said the property, owned by Bob and Gaynell Wright, who live in Louisiana, will continue in the near future as is — wooded, undeveloped land.
Williams prepares to serve as mayor
The city council chose Rickey Williams, Jr., as interim mayor Tuesday night. He takes over November 6, when Eisenhauer leaves to become Rantoul's village administrator.
Man Arrested in Stabbing at Motel 6
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