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Monday Aug 18 | The News-Gazette

Crash blocks traffic on I-74

All lanes of Interstate 74 are closed between Fithian and Oakwood due to an accident about one mile west of the Oakwood exit, according to Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn.

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Related Topix: Fithian, IL, Oakwood, IL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The News-Gazette

Agency raffles car to keep county beautiful

First prize is either a 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid, which has a retail value of $25,425 or $20,000.

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Related Topix: Honda, Honda Civic - Hybrid, Danville, IL, Catlin, IL, Fithian, IL, Sidell, IL

The News-Gazette

Coal mine opponents seek state hearing

Opponents of a proposed coal mine southeast of Homer are requesting the state hold public hearings on the development plans of Sunrise Coal, which recently finalized its state application for a mining permit for its Bulldog mine.

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Related Topix: Homer, IL, Sidell, IL, Fairmount, IL, Allerton, IL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The News-Gazette

Alderman steps down to become DACC trustee

A Danville alderman has resigned his position on the city council to take a seat on the Danville Area Community College board of trustees.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville man dies in motorcycle-car crash

A Danville man died early Thursday morning from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle, according to local law enforcement officials.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The News-Gazette

3 teens set to be arraigned in vehicle break-ins in Bismarck

Three teenagers are expected to be arraigned today in Vermilion County Circuit Court on charges stemming from a string of vehicle burglaries in Bismarck early Monday morning, according to Vermilion County sheriff's authorities.

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Related Topix: Bismarck, IL, Family, Teenagers

The News-Gazette

Vermilion County panel to mull wind farm, zoning rules

At the request of two Vermilion County Board members, a new committee will consider two controversial topics: the county's ordinance regulating wind turbines and zoning.

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Related Topix: Indianola, IL

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The News-Gazette

Disease-carrying mosquitoes spotted in area counties

Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus, are turning up in Champaign County for a fourth summer in a row and have also been found in Vermilion County, public health officials said.

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Related Topix: Champaign County, IL, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, West Nile Virus, Health

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The News-Gazette

Quinn: Palmer Arena revamp funds released

Gov. Pat Quinn stopped by the David S. Palmer Arena on Thursday to announce that the state is finally releasing $850,000 in funding to make much-needed improvements at the aging facility.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Palmer, IL, Danville, IL, Springfield, IL

The News-Gazette

Restrictions urged for Danville pot facilities

Two community leaders concerned about increased crime and using up premium land for economic development are urging a city panel to recommend placing tighter restrictions on locations in and around Danville where medical marijuana could be grown and sold.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Marijuana

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville-area man gets 45 years for shooting cop

A 24-year-old Danville-area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting and injuring a Danville police officer a little more than two months ago.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL

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