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Coroner identifies man killed in fatal vehicle crash in Georgetown

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND)- The Vermilion County Coroner has released the name of the 55-year-old Ridge Farm man who was killed in single motor vehicle crash early Friday morning in Georgetown, Illinois. According to the coroner the traffic crash occurred on 1800 East Road at approximately 6:43 a.m. The coroner identified...
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Champaign police make arrest in June 19 homicide

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign police have made an arrest in connection with a June 19 homicide. On June 19 at 1:48 a.m. police were called to the 900 block of W. Bloomington Rd. for a report of a shooting. Officers found multiple gunshot would victims. An 18-year-old, Prentiss Jackson,...
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Community in mourning after former Champaign mayor passes away

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A community is in mourning over the passing of their beloved former mayor. “Mayor Schweighart was a kindhearted man who loved our community,” said Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen in a news release Friday. “Always quick with a joke, his laugh was infectious.” Feinen said Gerald “Jerry” Schweighart served as a 32-year […]
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Ridge Farm Man, 55, Dies in Morning Crash on 1800 East Road

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that an alarm received at 6:43 AM Friday morning July 1st was a single vehicle crash, a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer, leaving the road while southbound on 1800 East Road for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck an old concrete property marker and caught fire. The driver, pronounced deceased at the scene, has been identified by the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office as 55-year-old Brian H Edwards of Ridge Farm.
VERMILION COUNTY, IL

Vermilion County coroner: Ridge Farm man killed in crash

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Vermilion County coroner said a Ridge Farm man is dead after a crash in Georgetown. In a news release, Coroner Jane McFadden stated the crash happened around 6:45 a.m. on 1800 East Road. McFadden identified the man killed as 55-year-old Brian H. Edwards. An autopsy was performed Friday afternoon. […]
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Researchers Find Link between Black Mothers, Disease and Gun Violence

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found a link between black mothers and disease through gun violence. The study conducted in the Englewood neighborhood found black mothers of gun violence victims are more vulnerable to disease through gun violence than mothers of other ethnicities. Dr. Ruby Mendenhall with...
CHICAGO, IL

Campustown hit-and-run victim ‘thankful he’s alive’

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) – A family is speaking out after a Gibson City man was run over during a hit-and-run in Campustown. 20-year-old Myelz Davis was run over by a car twice early Sunday morning outside Joe’s Brewery in Champaign. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was behind the wheel. He was charged with three felonies, including […]
GIBSON CITY, IL

Illinois AD Josh Whitman discusses future Illini owned courses

SAVOY (WCIA) — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman spoke with WCIA earlier this week in a 1 on 1 interview. We asked him about the future of the Savoy golf course, with the addition of Atkins golf course in Urbana, the university now owns three golf courses. Whitman says the Savoy course is still making […]
SAVOY, IL
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Top businesses to explore in Savoy

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) — A small village with lots to do. See what Savoy has for you to explore this weekend. Industrial donut 501 Commerce Drive, Savoy IL 61874 217-607-1323 Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Want donuts as unique as you are? Industrial Donut is a destination donut shop where donuts are […]
SAVOY, IL
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Vermilion County Museum Announces Quilt Show Winners

THE FOLLOWING IS A VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM RELEASE. The Vermilion County Museum Society, 116 N. Gilbert Street, Danville, IL, 61832, is pleased to announce the winners of the 39th Midwest Heritage Quilt Show. This year’s show, sponsored by Threads of Time Creative Sewing & Retreat Center, received 73 entries. E & B Gifts & Awards is donating ribbons for the winners and participants. Major media sponsor is Commercial-News.
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Toast to Taylor Street Champaign block party

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Downtown Champaign’s Taylor Street will be the home for block party every first Saturday of Summer. The “Toast to Taylor Street” event will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and features 13 local artists and vendors, and musical performances from seven local bands.
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Illinois Football: Illini now targeting superstar 2024 quarterback

The Illinois football program is targeting one of the best quarterbacks in the class of 2024. In Bret Bielema’s first recruiting class, the Illini were able to land quarterback Donovan Leary. I believe Leary is going to be the future of the program but having depth is crucial. Many past program failures were due to a lack of depth at quarterback.
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Pedestrian hit by car in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman was sent to the hospital on Wednesday after she was hit by a car in Champaign. Champaign Police officials confirmed that at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Neil and Healey Streets for a report of an accident with injuries. They said that the woman stepped into Neil […]
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