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Results from contested races in DeWitt County:
√ indicates apparent winner.
CHAMPAIGN — A new filing asking a judge for an order of protection against Champaign Mayor Don Gerard alleges the mayor harassed a musician during a volunteer event on Saturday.
Jim Bean, a Champaign musician, says he was in the middle of a song during the event when Gerard allegedly approached Bean and accused Bean of harassing Gerard's daughter.
PAXTON — A Buckley woman was ticketed following a crash in Ford County that she allegedly caused Tuesday morning.
Illinois State Police from Ashkum said Janice S. Nieman, 53, was driving south on Interstate 57 in the right lane when she pulled in front of another car in the passing lane to avoid traffic that was merging onto the interstate.
DANVILLE — A series of city ward meetings kick off on Thursday, giving all residents in the city the opportunity to voice concerns or ask questions about city services.
The city's human relations commission is sponsoring the ward meetings, which are informal and open to the public.
CHAMPAIGN — Contributions to the United Way of Champaign County are running behind, with less than three months left to meet the agency’s $3.3 million goal.
As of Tuesday, the United Way had raised a bit over $3.03 million, about 9 percent behind where fundraising was at this time last year, says United Way President and CEO Sue Grey.
DANVILLE — The following streets will be paved beginning Wednesday, weather permitting, according to Danville officials.
The portions being paved will be closed at times during the day over the next four days. City officials urge drivers to use caution throughout the work zones and to pay particular attention to street division traffic control and personnel flagging in the streets.
DANVILLE — The 80th annual First Citizen Banquet honoring Sybil Stern Mervis will be held April 30 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.
A cash bar and reception will be held at 6 p.m., and a dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 apiece, payable at the door.
DANVILLE — Papa Murphy's Pizza in Danville is sponsoring a pizza giveaway on April 17 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Danville.
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Inventory discounted as shop wraps up 3-year run at shopping center
URBANA — Wines at the Pines plans to close April 27 after a 3-1/2-year run at The Pines shopping center in southeast Urbana.
The shop, which sells wines, craft beers and coffee, opened in 2009 at 2860 S. Philo Road, U.