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  1. VA director out; no word on whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | The News-Gazette

    Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are not disclosing why the director of the medical campus in Danville is no longer employed there. Wade Habshey, public affairs officer with the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, said that as of Tuesday, Japhet C. Rivera is no longer employed by Veterans Affairs.

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  2. Club needs fixes before Lil Wayne showRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The News-Gazette

    The owners of a downtown Danville club have some minor fire-code violations to fix before Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne makes an appearance there next month. During an inspection of Studio 25 on Friday, the Danville fire department cited the club for unspecified violations Assistant Chief Tom Pruitt described as "fixable."

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  3. Volunteers sought for Lake Vermilion cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The News-Gazette

    The project has helped enhance the natural beauty and cleanliness of the lake, which is not only a recreation spot but the drinking water source for Danville and other communities in Vermilion County. This year's cleanup will concentrate on debris in the lake, like barrels, tires and runaway dock floats and shoreline cleanup.

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  4. Budget fix proposed for Amtrak: Use IDOT road fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The News-Gazette

    A contingent of East Central Illinois officials urged lawmakers to preserve full funding for Amtrak in Illinois, although Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget slashes the Amtrak line item from $42 million to $26 million a year. But Democratic lawmakers and an Amtrak official suggested a budget fix: continue to use the state road fund to pay for Amtrak services, rather than general revenue.

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  5. Life Remembered: Sanders 'loved Georgetown'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The News-Gazette

    In the Georgetown City Council chambers, a red rose sits in place of the name plate of Mayor Kay Sanders. A friend placed the flower there Tuesday morning in memory of Mrs. Sanders, a longtime Georgetown resident who decided in the spring of 2013, at age 72, to campaign for mayor as a write-in candidate.

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  6. Lil Wayne's visit a big dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The News-Gazette

    A Grammy-winning rap star performing at a club just across North Walnut Street from a Habitat for Humanity store? With VIP passes set to go on sale in four days - not via Ticketmaster - but at Downtown Diamond and Pawn? "Why not?" says Melvin Staple, a local musical artist and promoter who's never been more popular around town than this week after word got out that he booked Lil Wayne for a June 23 appearance at the Studio 25 nightclub. "It just went crazy," he said Thursday of the online reaction - a mix of shock and skepticism.

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  7. Updated: Danville student arraigned on gun charge after turning self inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The News-Gazette

    A 16-year old Danville High student who had a gun in his backpack at school was arraigned on multiple charges and will remain at the juvenile detention center until his next court appearance, according to Vermilion County State's Attorney Randy Brinegar. Neither Danville police nor school officials would say what led why the boy to bring a handgun to school Wednesday, prompting a lockdown.

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  8. DACC commencement set; Hulvey to speakRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The News-Gazette

    The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mary Miller gym. Officials will confer more than 500 degrees and certificates this year.

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  9. Faces of '15: Danville native hopes to work for international nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The News-Gazette

    Augustana College graduate and Hoopeston native Anissa Pemberton in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during a 5-week study abroad program last fall. Maybe it was on one of her family vacations to destinations like the Grand Canyon and the Badlands or one the mission trips she took as a student at St. Paul's School and Schlarman Academy in Danville.

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  10. Thursday's the day to leave the car in the garageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Bikes will make your bike commute to work on Thursday a lot easier as well as more fun. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday - Bike to Work Day - the organization and bicycle shops will staff nine Bike to Work Day Welcome Stations in Champaign, Urbana and on the University of Illinois campus.

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  11. Faces of '15: Danville native ready for next stepRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | The News-Gazette

    In a few months, Lohgan Bryant may be pursuing her master's in business administration, or moving to Indianapolis for an internship. "I love my major , because I am going to be able to be around sports the rest of my working life," said the Schlarman High grad and star of the Hilltoppers' 2011 state softball runner-up team.

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  12. Meade Park school repairs up for voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The News-Gazette

    Danville schools officials hope to finally move forward on a much-needed project to replace Meade Park Elementary School's heating and ventilation system and roof. The school board on Wednesday will vote on whether to enter into an agreement with Schmidt and Associates for professional services.

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  13. Where Am I? May 11, 2015Read the original story

    Monday May 11 | The News-Gazette

    Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot.

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  14. Former Vermilion couple indicted on kidnapping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The News-Gazette

    A federal grand jury has indicted a former Vermilion County couple on charges of kidnapping and transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity with a minor, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Nicole Eason, 37, and Calvin Eason, 46, formerly of Danville and Westville, were charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday with two counts of kidnapping of a minor and one count of transportation of a minor.

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  15. New DACC trustee looking to 'give back'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The News-Gazette

    For the last six years, Tonya Hill has served on a Danville Area Community College Foundation committee that's helped match scholarships - 440 totaling more than $470,000 last year - to deserving students. Now, the Catlin resident and Old National Bank executive is eager to make an even broader impact on students and college district as DACC trustee.

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  16. Danville's favorite sons may not return for theater benefitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Against all odds, organizers of a benefit for the Fischer Theatre are still holding out hope that Dick Van Dyke and other famous Danville natives show up two weeks from today. Invites have been extended to a list of about 25 VIPs, including Van Dyke, his brother Jerry Van Dyke, Gene Hackman and other natives with impressive accomplishments, like astronaut Joe Tanner, according to event co-organizer Jim Wood, a developer who's a member of the Vermilion Heritage Foundation, which owns the Fischer.

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  17. Top of the morning, May 2, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    JOE DART watched Tuesday's practice sessions while seated on new bleachers, in between state-of-the-art dugouts, a stone's throw from an accessible playground and just below a sign installed in December proclaiming "Home of The Tom Jones Challenger League." One of our area's best stories - the Challenger League, created to give children facing physical and mental challenges the opportunity to play baseball - keeps getting better.

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  18. Tom's Mailbag May 1, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Quite a bit of history in the 'bag this week, not all of it pleasant: riotous days in Champaign-Urbana 45 years ago this month, Joe Biden's historic visit here last month, and the history on TK Wendl's in Urbana, a proposed County Market store in Champaign and Lake Vermilion in Danville. "Was asked to pass this to the 'guy who does that mailbag' by a guy watching the Baltimore story on CNN at the Esquire, so here goes: 'What's the closest thing Champaign has had to a riot?'" Champaign-Urbana had disturbances in 1970 that were every bit as awful as the Baltimore unrest this week.

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  19. Revolutionary monument back and looking like newRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Mike Major of Urbana, Ohio, removes a strap Thursday, April 30, 2015, from the restored Minuteman Monument after a crane lowered the bronze statue onto its perch in front of the Federal Courthouse building in downtown Danville. Major, who is a sculptor, restored the nearly 100-year-old monument for the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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  20. A glimpse of future in classrooms todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Zachary Russell, a third-grader at Judith Giacoma Elementary in Westville, reads a question to a fourth-grade class at Northeast Elementary in Danville on Skype. The class was practicing for a "Mystery Skype" activity that they will present at the Westville Schools Showcase on Friday, May 1. WESTVILLE - At Westville High School, students are using digital cameras, iMacs and video-editing software to produce their biweekly news broadcast, "Tiger Tales."

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