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4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Wind causes problems for fighting fire in Vermilion County

The wind created problems for several rural fire departments Tuesday as they battled a blaze in a heavily wooded, rural area along the Vermilion River east of Oakwood.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oakwood, IL, Bismarck, IL, Tilton, IL

18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Windmills driving landvalues up

While some people don't care much for the windmills dotting the rural countryside, members of the Gifford school board likely aren't among them.

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Related Topix: Ridge Farm, IL, Champaign County, IL, Gifford, IL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville man in custody for shooting that injured three

A release from Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said Cordario Townsend, 25, was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday for aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Urbana, IL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News-Gazette

Vermilion board looking at setting county salaries

That's what's needed when setting salaries for the next four years for elected officeholders, according to the county's finance committee chairman, John Alexander.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The News-Gazette

Ash borer found in Danville's Douglas Park

Steve Lane, Danville city parks worker, holds a limb from an ash tree in Douglas Park that was tested by the U.S. Dept.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Illinois

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The News-Gazette

Catlin School Board approves consolidation with Jamaica

The proposed consolidation of the Catlin and Jamaica school districts in Vermilion County has taken another step forward.

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Related Topix: Catlin, IL, Education Etc.

The News-Gazette

Threat of TB 'very minimal' for most

Champaign County has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in Illinois, but for the average person, the threat of getting this contagious disease is "very minimal," local public health experts say.

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Related Topix: Champaign County, IL, Illinois, Dupage County, IL

Manufacturing.net

Ikea Buys Ill. Wind-Energy Project

The U.S. subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced Thursday that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hoopeston, IL, Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Man arrested on weapons charges a suspect in Hoopeston shooting

A 44-year-old Lafayette, Ind., man who was arrested earlier this week on weapons charges is also a suspect in the March 9 fatal shooting at a Hoopeston motel, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Hoopeston, IL

The News-Gazette

United Way launches 2-1-1 service in Vermilion County

Vermilion County residents now have a new way to get connected with area health and human services at any time and on any day.

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Related Topix: Champaign County, IL

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The News-Gazette

Saturday benefit to remember Danville woman slain in December

"She was an exceptional person," the Tilton woman said of Jamie Yanders Sternberger.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Tilton, IL

The News-Gazette

Pedestrian killed in western Vermilion County

Authorities have not released the name of a man killed in western Vermilion County Thursday night as he walked on a state highway.

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Related Topix: Pesotum, IL, Fithian, IL

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The News-Gazette

Weather spotters class postponed by forecast

A weather spotters training class, which was to be held at the Tilton Public Works Building on Thursday, has been canceled due to the weather.

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Related Topix: Tilton, IL, Weather

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The News-Gazette

Former Provena physician practices dwindling

Closing physician offices in this area is nothing new for the medical group that is now part of Presence Health.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, IL, Illinois, Champaign County, IL, Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Danville officials still hoping for casino

When Jim Fletcher called to book his usual spot on the every-other-Wednesday charter to East Peoria two weeks ago, he was disappointed to discover the bus company he used had gone out of business.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Oakwood, IL, Illinois, Chicago, IL

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The News-Gazette

Smoking down in Illinois, but not evenly

Smoking has declined in Illinois, but not all counties are seeing the same kinds of reductions in the number of people lighting up, new research has found.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Illinois, Champaign County, IL, Alexander County, IL, University of Washington

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, March 26, 2014

The timing of this year's Severe Weather Spotters Training Class in Tilton packs a punch.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tilton, IL, Hoopeston, IL, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Ridge Farm, IL

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