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Danville shooting sends 4 to hospital

Danville Police are continuing their investigation into a Friday night shooting incident that sent four people to the hospital. Police report officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of May Street at about midnight.

Officers found two people injured at the scene and learned that two others were transported by private vehicles to the hospital. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Some young people had gathered for a party and at some point shots were fired. Anyone with information which might help in the investigation is being asked to call Danville Police or Vermilion County CrimeStoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.

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Milford breaks ground for new school

Community and business friends gathered with the Milford (Maps District #124) school board on the lawn of the Milford Grade School Friday. It was special day to mark the start of construction for a new high school and renovation of the grade school.
School Board President Mary Ronna was glowing ......

The special day, local officials agreed, comes from people working together for a common cause – showing good things can/will happen with people having a vision instead of stirring controversy.

It was a positive tax referendum in April (61% of the vote) that now has Milford school district #124 building a new high school to replace the existing 103-year-old building.

Superintendent Dale Hastings said this project can be a magnet for attracting new business and maybe housing developments too.

Milford district residents voted 733-480 to approve taxes of $17.5 million over 25 years to replace the old building. There will be classrooms, including two complete gyms — a high school gym for competition and a theater/gym for the junior high. There also will be a music room and cafeteria students from high school to kindergarten will share in the two-story, 94,000 square foot facility.

Ronna said so many 'Thank You's' have to be extended........

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Rauner’s top ag officials resign

The state's two top ambassadors for Illinois agriculture resigned Thursday.

Phil Nelson, a LaSalle County farmer who had served as Gov. Bruce Rauner's agriculture director for just nine months, and Patrick Buchen, who served a short stint as manager of the two state fairs, left their posts. The governor's office made the announcement.

Rauner's office offered no explanation for their departure but said Nelson will remain on the payroll for the next month to help with the transition.

"I appreciate Director Nelson's commitment to agriculture and his service to the people of Illinois," Rauner said in a prepared statement. "I wish him all the best."

Rauner named current Department of Agriculture Chief of Staff Warren Goetsch as acting director. A search for a permanent replacement is underway.

Nelson served as president of the Illinois Farm Bureau before joining the Rauner administration in January.

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Condon seeks new trial

Convicted-killer Andrew Condon is asking the court for a new trial.  The rural Ashkum man is jailed awaiting sentencing for the murder of Jonathan Rubin of Danforth.  The shooting death of Rubin took place at a Gilman gas station where was employed in 2013. 

The 36-year-old Condon was found guilty of first-degree murder by an Iroquois County jury in late August. 

Condon's attorney Ed Glazar Jr. filed the motion for a new trial.  The motion cites several errors made durign the trial.  Judge Gordon Lustfeldt heard the trial in Watseka.

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Iroquois County police beat

21-year-old Terry Blair of Gilman was arrested early today for violating his bail bond.  He was arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police on a warrant. Deputies returned him from the Livingston County Jail.

Gilman Police arrested 47-year-old Kelly Marie Cookston.  The Gilman woman was charged with criminal trespass to property.

Watseka Polcie arrested 32-year-old Cory Durflinger of Watseka.  He was wanted on a Ford County warrant for failing to appear for a DUI.

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