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Danville library's November activities include 2 for teens

DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library is hosting teen activity evenings in November.

Old School Retro Board Games Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly and Clue. Movie Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, will feature a showing of "The Goonies."

Garage fire in St. Joseph also damages two homes

ST. JOSEPH – A fire that started in a garage spread to an adjacent home and a second home in St. Joseph on Sunday, causing more than $150,000 in damage.

St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Chief Russell Chism said firefighters were called to a garage fire in the 100 block of East Douglas Street at 3:18 p.m.

80 from area haven't collected undelivered tax refunds

About 80 area residents are due tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service that the U.S. Postal Service has been unable to deliver.

That includes 21 people in Champaign, 15 people in Urbana and seven people in Danville, as well as many in smaller communities in East Central Illinois.

Fire investigators planning interviews with residents

URBANA – Fire department investigators planned today to interview people who rented property at an Urbana apartment complex where a fire caused several hundred thousand dollars' worth of damage on Saturday afternoon.

Urbana Fire Department Division Chief Tony Foster said Sunday afternoon that the cause of the fire at the Fairlawn Village apartment complex remained under investigation.

Investigators seek help in fatal stabbing of woman

MAHOMET – Champaign County sheriff's investigators and Crimestoppers are looking for information about a woman who was stabbed to death last week.

Holly Cassano, 22, of 298 DuPage in the Candlewood Estates mobile home part northeast of Mahomet, was found dead in her home about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2.

Vehicle crash in Douglas County kills 18-year-old

ARTHUR – Douglas County Sheriff Charlie McGrew said investigators from his office and the Douglas County coroner's office are investigating a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in rural Bourbon Township that claimed the life of an Arthur teen.

Douglas County Coroner Joseph Victor said Max L. Hendrix, 18, of Arthur was driving a 2000 Ford on County Road 100N about 300 feet northeast of County Road 50E when the vehicle crashed at 6:32 a.m. Sunday.

Power Blitz set for Nov. 17 in Georgetown Township

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Township will hold a South County Power Blitz from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at its 1805 N. Main St. faciltity.

Applicants need to bring Social Security cards for everyone in their household, proof of household income for 30 days and a current power and gas bill. To be eligible, income must follow set guidelines.

Champaign cuts hours at post office in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN – Hours at the Station "A" post office at 302 E. Green St., C, will be reduced Dec. 1 to reflect traffic patterns, Champaign Postmaster Morrie Smith said.

Beginning Dec. 1, the office will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, so the reduction means the office will open one hour later and close a half-hour earlier than it does now.

Help available at courthouse for orders of protection

URBANA – Victims of domestic violence who would like to get help pursuing an emergency order of protection can receive personal assistance and information at the Champaign County Courthouse beginning Monday.

Law students from the Domestic Violence Clinic, a collaboration between Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance (a nonprofit legal service organization) and the University of Illinois College of Law, will be manning a help desk at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana four days a week.

Danville residents awaiting budget, property-tax plans

DANVILLE – Kevin and Paula Ziegler love their house on Logan Avenue directly across from Lincoln Park.

"Being across the street from the park had an impact on our purchase here," Kevin Ziegler said. "We love living right across from the park. We often sit on our porch and listen to things going on in the park."