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Danville woman on trial for murder says she killed man out of fear

DANVILLE - Lakeisha Cunningham's daughter testified Wednesday that following a fender bender involving her brother and Justin E. Jones in a grocery store parking lot and an argument that ensued, she saw her mother drive into the lot, get out of a car and walk up to Mr. Jones. "They got into a little

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Woman guilty of first-degree murder

DANVILLE - After deliberating for about an hour Thursday morning, a jury found Lakeisha Cunningham, 39, of Danville, guilty of first-degree murder. In April 2017, Cunningham was charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Justin Jones, 25, of Danville. The shooting happened in a parki

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-23 11:00:00

UPDATE: 'A mother's worst nightmare'

CHAMPAIGN - It's the little things that Phyllis Driver will remember most about her son, Montrez Vonner, who died early the morning of March 11 after he was shot just outside the American Legion on North Hickory Street. Some of those things may have even gotten on her nerves at the time - like when

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Danville students share musical talent

DANVILLE - More than 100 Danville District 118 students will share their musical talent this week and next, with some students competing in a prestigious national show choir competition in Nashville while others perform at Walt Disney World. North Ridge Middle School's Red Coats and Radiant Reds sho

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-23 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

March to address local gun violence

DANVILLE - Gun violence in Danville is so prominent that "people can barely go outside" in certain areas, according to teenager Antonae Goshay. "There's no reason to live like that," Goshay, who is a junior in high school, said. That is why local teens are organizing a march to honor young lives los

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-23 11:41:00

Oak Forest Grad, Illini Wrestler Killed In Hit-And-Run Accident

CHAMPAIGN, IL - A University of Illinois wrestler and Oak Forest High School graduate was killed in a hit-and-run accident following a two-car crash Wednesday night, the college said Thursday. Francis Edelen, 21, was a redshirted sophomore and business major at the school. "This is shocking news for

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:00:18

Resignation Of Local Housing Board Sparks Call For HUD Meeting

Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron wants to meet with federal housing officials, following the resignation this week of the entire board of the Vermilion County Housing Authority. The five departing board members say they quit out of frustration with how the Department of Housing and Urban

ILLINOIS.EDU - 2018-03-22 23:20:00

U of I wrestler killed in I-57 wreck near Thomasboro

THOMASBORO -- Illinois State Police say a member of the University of Illinois wrestling team was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 57 near Thomasboro. Trooper Tracy Lillard said Francis Edelen, 21, had been involved in a two-car accident around mile marker 253 at around

RANTOULPRESS.COM - 2018-03-22 17:22:00

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


Council hears eminent domain update

DANVILLE - Aldermen Tuesday received an update on the eminent domain case involving the American Inn motel property on East Main Street. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer told the Danville City Council the city has given property owners the Patels and Main Hospitality Inc. 45 days to gather more information ab

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:35:00

One person dead on interstate

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) -- At least one person is dead after an accident Wednesday night north of Rantoul. It happened on I-57 around 9:40. Illinois State Police blocked one lane of traffic as they investigated the scene. Two cars were involved. Our crews say they saw a body covered with a sheet on the

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-22 04:11:25

Sewer repairs cause Hazel Street lane closure

DANVILLE - The City of Danville announces that Hazel Street south of Seminary Street, near the post office, will have a temporary lane closure for sewer repairs on the southbound and northbound left turn lane beginning Thursday. This work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, March 27, weather pe

COMMERCIAL NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

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

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


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


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


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