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Tuesday Jul 29 | The News-Gazette

Police arrest 3 in Danville armed robbery

Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery of a downtown Danville jewelry store Tuesday morning and arrested another individual in an unrelated purse-snatching that happened about the same time.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL

Tuesday Jul 29 | The News-Gazette

Run to benefit burglarized VFW post

In the last few weeks, community donations have been trickling in to the VFW Post 728 to make up for money stolen in a burglary that threatened the future of the already-struggling veterans organization.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News-Gazette

Area history, July 28, 2014

In 1914: Homer Park, the cool little resort which reigns the prime favorite for residents of Champaign and Vermilion counties, continues to be very active in the torrid weather.

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Related Topix: Champaign County, IL, Philo, IL, Allerton, IL, Beardstown, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The News-Gazette

UI Extension surveys farmers markets prices

Illinois produce farmers can get a better handle on what the market is bearing, with University of Illinois Extension staff collecting data on what's charged at farmers' markets.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Urbana, IL, Charleston, IL, Agriculture, Science

The News-Gazette

New leader chosen for area agency

A long-time educator from St. Louis has been hired as the chief executive officer of the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Ford County, IL, Iroquois County, IL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville teen facing murder charges

A Danville teen is facing murder charges in connection with the June 20 shooting of three people on the city's east side now that one of the victims has died.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Gazette

Ex-NBA player's mom won't be getting impounded car

The mother of former basketball star Keon Clark won't be getting behind the wheel of the sports car he was arrested for driving anytime soon, despite her legal efforts to get it returned.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, State Prisons, Jacksonville Correctional Center, Prison

The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, July 23, 2014

"If you get 260 bikes, it's going to be an eighth-of-a-mile-long line of motorcycles coming right at you - that's an impressive sight to see," said Chris Hanson, a Champaign firefighter and one of the organizers for Saturday's fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Westville, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News-Gazette

Covenant CEO vows to fight Carle's bid to 'control' market

Presence Covenant Medical Center officials say they're objecting to more than just a bigger Carle Foundation Hospital in its 48-bed expansion plan.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Champaign, IL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The News-Gazette

Domestic violence victims can seek advice from 'Virtual Legal Clinic'

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon helped introduce the program Friday at Crosspoint Human Services at the Y, a transitional services shelter in downtown Danville, where the "Virtual Legal Clinic" is being introduced.

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

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The News-Gazette

Frerichs' money tops Cross' fund 2-to-1

Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs holds a more than 2-to-1 fundraising lead over his opponent for state treasurer, although Republican Tom Cross outraised Frerichs in the recently completed quarter.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Aaron Schock, Champaign County, IL, Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games

The News-Gazette

State issues final orders, but no medical marijuana facilities sited

Now that state lawmakers have set the rules governing medical marijuana, the competition for a limited number of growing and dispensing licenses is heating up.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Champaign County, IL, Danville, IL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The News-Gazette

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has closed the Middle Fork River to recreation due to high water.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Monticello, IL, Weather, Champaign County, IL, Natural Disasters, Flood

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