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Teen charged after hit-and-run outside U of I bar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA) — A Savoy teenager was charged with three felonies on Monday following a hit-and-run incident on the University of Illinois campus that went viral on social media. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was charged on one count each of Aggravated Reckless Driving, DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. Champaign County […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Paxton taking measures to rehabilitate distressed properties

PAXTON — As part of its effort to rehabilitate abandoned and distressed properties in town, the Paxton City Council recently adopted the International Property Maintenance Code, authorized the appointment of a code-enforcement officer and approved joining and donating $35,000 to the Central Illinois Land Bank Authority, which could help the city secure grants for tearing down dilapidated homes, for example, or assisting homeowners with their repair through so-called “homeowner-occupied rehabs.”
PAXTON, IL
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Million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape almost done

PAXTON — The million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape is nearly complete — several weeks ahead of schedule. “It’s good (to be almost done),” Mayor Bill Ingold said Monday. “I mean, I’ve been dealing with this (project) for six years, and I know there are a lot of people who thought it would never happen, so we are pleased to get it done. I hope it’s going to bring people to town to see what we’ve done.”
PAXTON, IL
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Parkland College Automotive Program to Begin EV, Hybrid Training

Parkland College's automotive program has purchased a new Mustang Mach E electric SUV for students to study. The Mach E, purchased from Shields Auto Center of Rantoul and funded by a Perkins grant, is a fully electric vehicle (EV) that students in the automotive program will use to gain hands-on experience with electric and hybrid automotives.
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Paxton Swedes swept by Royal Giants to fall to 2-8

ST. JOSEPH – The Paxton Swedes lost two games to the Royal Giants in an Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader on Sunday, losing 15-4 in game one and 4-2 in game two. The Swedes (2-8) led 2-1 through the first five innings of the second game before the Giants (8-2) scored three runs in the sixth inning to claim a 4-2 lead.
ROYAL, IL
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Obituary: Mary Lee Henson

Mary Lee Henson, 92, of Gibson City passed away at 10:40 pm Wednesday June 22, 2022 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. Celebration of Life Open House will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday June 29, 2022 at the Lee Lowery American Legion Post #568 in Gibson City.
GIBSON CITY, IL
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Hoopeston Police Report 6/27/22

Details: Ms. Chandler turned herself into the police department on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. She was arrested, processed and released after posting bond. She was given a new county court date. Fire Call. Time: 8:38PM. Location: 19052 State Route 9(Nutrient Crop Production) Details: HFD was dispatched to the above...
HOOPESTON, IL
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Paxton Aquatic Wildcats lose shortened swim meet to Rantoul Hurricanes

RANTOUL – The Paxton Aquatic Wildcats lost 222-108 to Rantoul in a meet on Saturday that was shortened due to rain. Maddie Royer and Kylie Parkins finished first and second, respectively, in the girls’ age 15-18 50-meter butterfly with times of 46.22 and 1:01.33. Maddie Royer, Mackenzie Tavenner...
RANTOUL, IL
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Obituary: Donald Martin

Donald H. Martin, 62 of Buckley, passed away at 10:32 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. A gathering of friends will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Buckley American Legion, 313 S. Walnut, Buckley. Donald was born April 1, 1960, in...
BUCKLEY, IL
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