Noelle McGee

Noelle McGee

Danville 18-year-old arrested for involuntary manslaughter after friend fatally shot

DANVILLE — A Danville 18-year-old is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a firearm in the fatal shooting of his 19-year-old friend over the weekend.

Class-size caps were a sticking point in Unit 4 contract talks

CHAMPAIGN — The last thing Emily Turner Condill and Amy Aviram wanted was for their children to miss school due to a Champaign teachers’ strike.

But both parents said they fully supported the Champaign Federation of Teachers Local 1925’s efforts to include class-size caps in its new contract with the Unit 4 school board.

Blake Kinnett's incurable condition has transformed family into advocates

ALVIN — John Kinnett and his wife, Becky, never envisioned becoming advocates.

Then, their son got sick.

Around 5 a.m. on Feb. 11, 2017, the Alvin couple were sitting on their couch, drinking coffee, when Garet, John's older son, ran down the stairs. Blake, their 15-year-old, was having a seizure.

They raced upstairs. Becky held her son while John called 911.

Prosecutor: Danville cops justified in shooting man during fatal traffic stop

DANVILLE — Two Danville police officers were justified when they fired at a man who was armed with a loaded gun during a fatal traffic stop this past summer, the county's top prosecutor announced Friday.

Danville man gets life in prison for fatally shooting neighbor in 2014

DANVILLE — Four years after their son Tray was gunned down in his Danville apartment by a man who claimed to be his friend, Roscoe Newbern and Sharon Young said they're relieved to know that his killer will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Teacher of the Week: Eunwoo (James) Lim

Meet EUNWOO (JAMES) LIM, a first-year chemistry and Advanced Placement physics teacher at Danville High School. Lim was born and raised in South Korea until his family immigrated to the U.S., where he attended eighth grade and high school. He has wanted to be a teacher since his sophomore year.

Danville police investigating armed robbery involving chicken dinner

DANVILLE — Police are investigating an armed robbery Monday in which the robber allegedly got away with a chicken dinner.

Danville police probing armed robbery of pizza delivery driver

DANVILLE — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver over the weekend.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said at 7:08 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call in the 0-100 block of South State Street, where the victim told them she was robbed by two people while making a delivery to a home.

'Great turnout' expected for this year's Parade of Lights

CHAMPAIGN — With no rain and temperatures in the low 50s, organizers are predicting this year's Christie Clinic Parade of Lights will draw its biggest crowd yet.

"It's been growing every year, so I expect a great turnout," said Genevieve Kirk, executive director of the Champaign Center Partnership that hosts the event, which brought more than 5,000 to the downtown area last year.

Danville woman gets 6.5 years for robbing man in April

DANVILLE — A 20-year-old Danville woman was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison last week for robbing a man in April.

Vermilion County Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey handed down the sentence for Shelby Haner on Thursday after she pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery. Haner was credited with 223 days served.

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