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VA Illiana Health Care names new director

Stephanie Young has been named the new director of the VA Illiana Health Care System. She assumed the position effective Sunday (June 12)

Ms. Young was serving as Acting Medical Director of the VA in Danville. She had been the Associate Director for the Aleda E. Lutz VA in Saginaw, Michigan since 2010.

The Danville VA Illiana Health Care System includes a 398-bed hospital and a 223-bed Community Center, as well as five outpatient clinics. Young will be overseeing the delivery of healthcare to more than 150-thousand Veterans and will be responsible for nearly 1500 VA personnel.

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Livingston County crash kills one

A pickup truck crash northwest of Chatsworth Friday killed on unidentified person. Dental records will be used to identify the body found near a burning pickup in Charlotte Township.

Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson said the body was found on the ground. The truck caught fire after it hit a utility pole about 75 yards west of the intersection of 1200 North and 3100 East roads.

The incident occurred about 11:45 pm. The truck was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

An autopsy is scheduled.

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Watseka Police investigate burglaries

Three local break-ins in Watseka this week are under investigation. Watseka Police are asking for help in finding who's responsible for two burglaries at the Watseka High School Softball Concession Stand, behind the high school parking lot on Martin Avenue.

Police also reported someone broke into a shed at Westside Motors, stealing several tires.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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Vermilion County: Investigation of train-pedestrian fatality

A Danville man was identified yesterday (Fri) as the victim of what was believed to be a train-pedestrian mishap. 21-year-old Brent McGee's body was found near the 800-block of Collett Street in Danville.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said the investigation continues. An autopsy is scheduled.

The body was found alongside railroad tracks. Norfolk Southern stopped its rail traffic while the investigation unfolded.

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Caution: Heat index into mid 90s this weekend

The season's warmest weather, so far, arrives for the weekend in Illiana. Temps will reach the 90s with a heat index near 96-98 today (Friday) and Saturday.

Health officials advise the public to take precaution; protect yourself from the extreme heat and check on elders.

Increasing humidity will result in heat index values rising to near 100 both days.

Sunday's high temperature is expected to reach near 90, with heat index values in the low 90s. By Wednesday of next week daytime highs are expected to be in the mid-80s.

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