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15 hrs ago | 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

Sun Mar 23, 2014

The News-Gazette

Academy seeks to honor veterans

Kenneth D. Bailey Academy officials are looking for a few good men and women who have served their country to be considered for the school's new Wall of Honor.

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Related Topix: Cherry, IL, Education Etc.

Thu Mar 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: On outs with downstate?

Was Gov. Pat Quinn's dismal showing downstate in Tuesday's Democratic primary election just a protest vote, or a sign that Democrats are so upset they'll sit out the November election? Whatever the case, Quinn has work to do downstate, even though his base is - and more than half of his votes will come from - Cook County.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL, Hillside, IL

Wed Mar 19, 2014

The News-Gazette

Wall advances in Vermilion judge race

After almost four years as an associate judge in Vermilion County, Karen Wall now has the chance to become a resident circuit judge after winning the Democratic party's nomination by more than 700 votes in Tuesday's primary.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Catlin, IL, US News, Westville, IL, Rossville, IL

Tue Mar 18, 2014

The News-Gazette

CASA of Vermilion County plans training for volunteers

The organization is offering training for court-appointed special advocates at its newly-located office at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville, starting next Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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