A 16-year-old Central High School student was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in Iroquois County.
The un-identified teen was westbound when the pickup truck he was driving left the roadway, hit a culvert and rolled several times. The vehicle then hit several trees, according to Illinois State Police.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Bill Cheatum.
The Vermilion River Fall Festival and Farmers Market is likely to attract thousands of people to Danville’s Ellsworth Park. The Festival started Friday and continues today (Saturday)...and from 11 am until 5 pm Sunday.
City Recreation Director Cindy Parson described the event for people as an arts and crafts festival. Activities include kids events and car shows and bands. And there’s free entertainment, There’s 101 vendors.
Vermilion County Health Department reports tests have confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the county. A dead crow found in Westville has tested positive for West Nile Virus in tests conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The bird was collected by Vermilion County Health Department personnel on September 7th, and sent to the state laboratory for analysis.
‘’Even though summer is nearly over, our department still urges residents to take precautions when they are outside and make sure their homes are free of places where mosquitoes breed,’’ said Public Health Administrator Douglas Toole.
The State Health Department says most people are not affected when bitten by a West Nile-infected mosquito. But some health problems – are most at risk from West Nile Virus.
Iroquois County Finance committee ‘backing’ public safety tax
Iroquois County voters will be asked in November if they support a quarter-cent sales tax to support public safety.
Should it pass, it’s the County Board responsibility to channel the money to respective public safety avenues. And -- the finance committee (Thursday) was in special session to hear recommendations as to how to use that money.
Committee members voted 4-0 to ‘find positive use of any public safety revenues.’
As important the issue is, committee members Kevin Hansen and Dan Rayman were absent from the meeting.
The 4-0 vote came from members Brett Schmid, Charlie Alt, Russell Bills and Ernie Curtis.
Public safety information and needs were presented by 9-1-1 Coordinator Nita Dubble. A successful vote on the quarter cent tax would generate $400,000.
The county is currently looking at a $53,000 budget deficit for FY 2017.