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Five wounded in shooting in Danville

DANVILLE - Danville police need help finding the person or people responsible for a shooting in that city early Saturday that left five people wounded. A release from Cmdr. Joshua Webb of the Danville Police Department said officers were called to Seminary and Jackson streets just after 3 a.m. for s

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 17:57:00

Five people injured in Danville Shooting

A shooting in Danville injures five people. It happened at Seminary Street and Jackson Street around 3 Saturday morning. Police were notified, several victims were at a local hospital: three females and two males. None of their injuries are life threatening. A shooting in Danville injures five peopl

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-23 22:46:24

Two rare honors in one performance for woodworking musician

DANVILLE - Even though musician Steve Rodman is turning 65 in December, his best years might just be ahead of him. Take, for example, his upcoming gig for the Rocky Mountain Foundation for the Performing Arts Center in Aspen, Colo. He already performed for the foundation in 2015 and will head back -

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Call 2-1-1 to find assistance

Good Sunday morning, everyone! One of the programs I talk about, as I am doing presentations during our United Way campaign, is PATH Crisis 2-1-1. PATH stands for Providing Access To Help. This is a crisis line. You simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-865-9903 to find help. Most of the time 2-1-1 is dialed w

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-24 12:30:00

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

If you're not sick of festivals, there's a nice one that continues today at Sleepy Creek Vineyards north of Oakwood, about 20 miles east of Urbana. The Salt Fork River Art Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features more than 60 artists, makers and fine crafters, both local and from nearby states. On

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Police weighing unexpected costs of body cams

About a year after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the village of Rossville took the same step as hundreds of small towns and major metros from coast to coast - it invested in body cameras for its police officers. At the time, it seemed like a wise investment for the Vermilion C

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Editorial: Pension problems persist for city

Danville City Council members recently ratified a new contract with city firefighters that will save the community significant money during its tenure. The agreement lowers the number of firefighters required to be on duty. City officials already closed Fire Station No. 4 in the hopes of realizing m

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-24 11:30:00

Georgetown man killed in two-vehicle crash in Tilton

TILTON - A 38-year-old Georgetown man died after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Tilton, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup. In the crash, Chad A. Lanham was the passenger of a vehicle that struck the rear end of a Jeep in an intersection, Northrup said. Mr. Lanham was pronounced de

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 14:00:00

Five hurt in early morning shooting

DANVILLE - Police continue to investigate a Saturday morning incident that left five people with gunshot wounds. Accortding to Danville Police Commander Joshua Webb, officers received a report about 3:05 a.m. Saturday in the area of Seminary and Jackson Streets for a report of shots being fired. Off

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-23 16:38:00

Georgetown man dies from injuries in accident

A Georgetown man died Wednesday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday in Tilton, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup. Chad A. Lanham, 38, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Northrup said Friday, 2017 as a result of inj

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-22 23:03:25

Law enforcement honored with appreciation lunch

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) -- Men and women in uniform were honored for the hard work they do around Vermilion County. Law enforcement officers were invited to an appreciation lunch. It's the second year this has been done for authorities. County officials say providing thanks to those who keep everyone

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-23 21:01:08

Friday Football Fever Week 5 (9-22-17)

WCIA -- Highlights and scores from high school football and Friday Football Fever, the Week 5 edition. Apollo Charleston at Mt. Zion Taylorville 56, Lincoln 6 Mattoon at Mahomet-Seymour Big Twelve Champaign Centennial at Peoria Manual Danville at Normal West Urbana at Peoria Notre Dame Central I

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-23 02:19:10

Newell Township expands ride service for senior citizens

DANVILLE - Newell Township in Vermilion County has expanded its senior-citizen transportation service by adding a second vehicle and another part-time driver. "We are pretty full every day," said township Supervisor Jim Wilson, adding that the service was providing about 10-12 rides a day with one v

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 00:40:00

Friday's Local Sports Scores

Team results - 1. Grant Park 172, 2. Iroquois West 186, 3. Milford 191, 4. Manteno 192, 5. Cissna Park 201, 6. Watseka 201, 7. Kankakee 240 Medalist - Jacob Reitz (IW) 38. Milford (191) - Brady Marshino 41, Kaleb Harris 49, Tanner Sobkoviak 49, James Birch 52, Luke McCabe 53, CJ VanHoveln 54 PREP SO

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-23 03:35:47

Former UAW president gets 21-months fed time

PEORIA, Ill. (WCIA) -- A former president of United Auto Workers Local 2419, in Danville, was sentenced to 21-months in federal prison. In March, 54-year old Bob Buford pleaded guilty to mail fraud related to embezzling union funds. He was also ordered to pay more than $129,000 in restitution and wi

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-22 15:09:24

Future of farming: Ag careers become high-tech

DANVILLE - What does the next generation of agriculture look like? It can be seen in the faces of the students in Craig Potter's agronomy and other agriculture-related classes at Danville Area Community College. The future of agriculture is moving away from small family farms and toward peripheral c

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2017-09-23 13:11:54

Lake Land 50TH: College welcomes home The Henningsens for a final performance

MATTOON -- The public is welcome to join Lake Land College in celebrating its 50th anniversary and homecoming with a farewell concert by Nashville recording artist The Henningsens on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Field House on campus. According to a press release, the Henningsens' hit single


Pepco buys 8-year-old girl hamster after she accidentally sends letter meant for Petco

Pepco made a little girl's dream come true Friday after she accidentally sent them a letter meant for Petco asking for a pet hamster, the Potomac Electric Power Company tweeted. The 8-year-old's mother says her daughter's teacher helped her look up the address to Petco but accidentally looked up the

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-22 18:23:27

1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday - the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month. Officials said

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-24 20:29:45

Hornets sweep Ramblers to stay perfect at home

The Rossville boys' tennis team swept the Attica Red Ramblers on Thursday to improve to 12-2 and remain undefeated on their home court. The Hornets won each of the five varsity matches in straight sets. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to

MARION CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 13:00:00