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Douglas County, ILThe News-Gazette

Douglas County waking to storm damage

NEWMAN — Early-morning storms caused significant damage in Douglas County, especially around Newman. “I did speak with the National Weather Service, and they were calling it straight-line winds around 2:45 to 3 a.m. at about 70 to 80 mph,” said Chana Ray, director of the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency.
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Douglas Elementary School reports 0% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Douglas Elementary School fell to 0 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a Macon Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 94 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of school...
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Q4 2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Douglas County?

There were six offenders released on parole during the fourth quarter of 2020 that live in Douglas County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by East Central Reporter. The data shows that all of the released offenders in Douglas County were men. The median age of the parolees...
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2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Douglas County?

There were 25 offenders released on parole during 2020 that live in Douglas County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by East Central Reporter. The data shows 23 men and two women were released in Douglas County. The median age of the parolees was 37. The youngest parolee was a 23-year-old man convicted of a property crime in 2018, and the oldest was a 62-year-old man convicted of a crime involving alcohol in 2019.
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Edgar County Board To Maintain 3,250' Setback for Wind Generators

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Board confirmed this morning during their study session that they will not be reducing the wind farm set-back limits from the current 3,250 feet from primary structures. The meeting was attended by people from all parts of Edgar county and even Douglas County....
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Break-in at Kemp Illini FS Facility

TUSCOLA, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Two work trucks were taken from the Kemp Illini FS Facility along Route 130 in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is now searching for the people responsible. Both of the trucks are white with "Illini FS" signage on them. The first truck is a...
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Research focuses on management systems, nitrate loss

URBANA, Ill. — Multiyear field trials in Douglas County were conducted to find answers to the complexities of nitrogen management in tile-drained fields. The trials were funded by the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council and led by University of Illinois and Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association researchers and participating farmers, Dick Searls and Eric Miller.
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Week ending May 5: 1 inmate sentenced in Douglas County to be released from Illinois Department of Corrections

There was one inmate sentenced to jail in Douglas County that will be released from the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections during the week ending May 5. According to The Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability, Illinois spends about $37,000 a year per incarcerated person. In a study by Prison Policy Initiative, Illinois’ incarceration rate was at 564 per 100,000, higher than every industrialized country, except the United States. When compared with its surrounding states, Illinois was the lowest. Kentucky and Missouri have rates over 850 per 100,000.
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Douglas (Doug) Anthony Cornell

Douglas (Doug) Anthony Cornell was born at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on November 22, 1962 and returned to the arms of Jesus on May 16, 2021 at 1:42 A.M. at Halifax Medical Center in Dayton Continue Reading
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Beyond the Boardroom: Champaign County Sheriff Dustin Heuerman

Jeff D'Alessio is editor of The News-Gazette. His email is jdalessio@news-gazette.com. A belated happy birthday to Champaign County’s sheriff, who last week turned the big 4-0. To celebrate, DUSTIN HEUERMAN plans to do something he hasn’t done much of in these pandemic times — treat himself to something nice. “Last...
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Monday's coronavirus updates: Douglas man in 60s, Vermilion man in 70s lose lives to COVID; 7-day positivity rate on UI campus falls to 0.06%; Champaign Co. hospitalizations down by 4

Jeff D'Alessio is editor of The News-Gazette. His email is jdalessio@news-gazette.com. MONDAY'S VACCINATION UPDATES: Of Champaign County adults 16 and older, 52.0% (89,774) have received at least one dose, 42.1% (72,786) fully vaccinated. Health officials in two area counties reported another life lost to COVID-19 on Monday. In Douglas County,...
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Body found in lagoon at Douglas Park: police

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found Saturday in the lagoon at Douglas Park. About 5:15 p.m., a body was seen in the 1400 block of South Sacramento Drive, in the lagoon in the park, Chicago police said. Chicago police’s marine...
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NWS: Weak tornado touched down southwest of Arcola

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A weak tornado touched down northwest of Humboldt prompting a brief tornado warning in Douglas County Wednesday night, the National Weather Service confirmed. The NWS in Lincoln told WAND News a trained weather spotter reported the weak tornado was in a field southwest of Arcola,...
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Glancing Back for May 1

ARCOLA — Staff from the Champaign office of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency were in Douglas County yesterday after receiving reports that sludge had been draining through field tiles into a drainage ditch which runs through Coles County and into the Kaskaskia River. The sludge, which comes from the Chicago Sanitary District, is being used as fertilizer on about 200 acres of land in Douglas County. Yesterday's leakage was stopped a few hours after the EPA staff arrived... MATTOON — Jack Gilbert and Pam Sanders were crowned king and queen of Jefferson Junior High School yesterday afternoon. Other members of the court are Judith Sanders, Larry Nichols, Kimberly Miller and Joey Johnson. This year's royalty were crowned by Rod Cox and Kay Carter, last year's king and queen. After the coronation ceremony, Jefferson ninth graders, teachers and parents traveled to Fox Ridge State Park for the school's spring picnic.
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Q3: 10 inmates sentenced in Douglas County to be released

There were 10 inmates sentenced to jail in Douglas County that will be released from the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections during the third quarter. The inmate being released that served the longest time was David Jarvis for armed robbery (without a firearm). David Jarvis spent more than 15 years incarcerated.
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National Weather Service says tornado spotted near Arcola

ARCOLA — The National Weather Service's Lincoln office issued a tornado warning Wednesday evening after one was confirmed as sighted near Arcola. The warning, which was in effect from 7:40 to 8 p.m., said weather spotters confirmed that a tornado was over the Douglas County village, moving northeast at 25 miles per hour.