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Christie sets flu clinics

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic will hold public flu shot clinics from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4 at all its locations.

Other public flu shot clinics will be offered at Christie Clinic at 1801 W. Windsor Road, C, at the following times and dates:

— 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

World War II caravan makes stop at museum

DANVILLE — It's been seven decades since George Smith sat behind the wheel of a U.S. Army Jeep.

But when the 91-year-old Danville man gazed upon four fully-restored military vehicles, lined up in front of the Vermilion County War Museum on Tuesday afternoon, he could still remember the feeling of sitting in the driver's seat.

Rules review won't delay wind farm applications

DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials don't plan to consider a moratorium on applications for wind-farm permits while a committee reviews rules regulating wind turbines.

This day in history: Sept. 17, 2014

Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014.

There are 105 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Sept. 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault.

On this date:

Top of the Morning, Sept. 17, 2014

Following up on our stories:

— Typically, the site selection for Farm Aid '15 would be announced in June.

"But with next year being Farm Aid's 30th anniversary, we are hoping to announce earlier," Farm Aid spokesperson Brittany Vanderpool said.

UI professor wins 'genius grant'

A University of Illinois environmental engineer who is measuring the effects of soot on global climate and human health has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."

Danville council limits potential marijuana facility locations

DANVILLE — The Danville city council approved zoning changes Tuesday night, limiting where a medical cannabis cultivation center or dispensary can locate.

VG board approves budget

VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove school board continued to address the district's deficit reduction plan with the approval of the 2014-15 budget. 

The proposed budget shows a deficit of almost $447,000, but the district remains on track to financial stability in the next few years.

Audit, bookkeeping help will cost Georgetown $130,000

GEORGETOWN — City officials learned that the total price tag for a financial audit of the 2012-13 books and consulting assistance with the bookkeeping software will cost at least $130,265.

City Treasurer Kathy Galyen said she inherited a buggy, difficult bookkeeping program and incorrectly entered financial data when she was appointed to her position in April 2013.

Prairieview-Ogden board OKs teacher contract

ROYAL — A month after turning down a new four-year contract for teachers, the Prairieview-Ogden school board narrowly approved a two-year contract.

The board voted 4-3 to OK the pact for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.

The contract includes a 3 percent pay increase for 2014-15 and 2.3 percent the following school year.