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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.
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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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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,...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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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. […]
VERMILION COUNTY, IL
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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
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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...
GEORGETOWN, IL
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Robbery spree lands Sangamon County man 12-year prison term

PEORIA — A Sangamon County man who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges in connection with a string of robberies at banks and convenience stores in Central Illinois in spring 2021, including the robbery of the Village Pantry in Paxton, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison.
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL

Illinois AD Josh Whitman discusses future of Savoy golf course

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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Our Vermilion County Hero for July is Conner McLeod

The Vermilion County Hero for July is Conner McLeod, the EMS coordinator for Georgetown Ambulance Service. He also serves as PR officer and has gone above and beyond in showing support for the community with various activities including and open house, blood drive, high school engagements and community education opportunities.
VERMILION COUNTY, 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.
VERMILION COUNTY, IL
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Central Illinois spree robber sentenced to 12 years in prison

A federal judge has sentenced a central Illinois man to 10 years in prison for robbing banks and stores across a five-county region, including Peoria, Livingston, and Ford counties, in April of last year. John Beck, 55, of Mechanicsburg, admitted robbing the Elmwood bank, the Village Pantry in Paxton, the...
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The 10 best hotels in Danville, United States

Discover the best hotels in Danville, Illinois including Best Western Regency Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Best Western Riverside Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites Danville, Red Roof Inn & Suites Danville, IL, Sleep Inn & Suites, Best Western Riverside Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Danville, Best Western Regency Inn, TownePlace Suites Danville.
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