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'New guy' is familiar face at DACC

DANVILLE -- John Spezia may be the "new guy" on the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees, but he's not new to campus.

Spezia is retired from DACC, where he was the longtime DACC men's basketball coach and athletic director.

Piatt County 2011 election results

Here are unofficial results from the April 5, 2011, elections for Piatt County.

An asterisk (*) denotes a winner. The number in (parentheses) is how many were elected for each race.

(I) = Independent

(R) = Republican

(C) = Citizens

F.P.D. = Fire Protection District

Douglas County 2011 election results

Here are unofficial results from the April 5, 2011, elections for Douglas County.

An asterisk (*) denotes a winner. The number in (parentheses) is how many were elected for each race.

(I) = Independent

S.B. = School Board

F.P.D. = Fire Protection District.

P.L.D. or L.D. = Library District.

2011 election results for school districts

Here are unofficial results from the April 5, 2011, elections for most school districts and school ballot questions in East Central Illinois.

An asterisk (*) denotes a winner. The number in (parentheses) is how many were elected for each race.

Arcola S.B.

4-year term (4)

* Joseph C. Fortney

* Randy Rothrock

Mahomet man indicted for failing to file federal income tax returns

MAHOMET A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Wednesday charging a Mahomet man with failing to file federal income tax returns.

David Michael Diedrich, 48, of Mahomet was indicted with three misdemeanor counts of failure to file federal income tax returns. If convicted, Diedrich could be sentenced to up to a year in prison for each and fined $25,000 for each count.

Health Alliance loses state employees contract

URBANA -- The state of Illinois says it plans to save more than $1 billion on health benefits for state employees, their dependents and retirees through new contracts with managed care organizations starting July 1-- but Health Alliance Medical Plans isn't  one of the choices.

Police investigating south Champaign accident involving van rollover

Updated 6:54 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating a collision in south Champaign that sent at least one woman to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Tom Frost said that woman was expected to be ticketed for failure to yield turning left, after being treated for what he described as minor injuries.

Giertz, Trimble, Knott win Parkland seats

CHAMPAIGN -- Two incumbents and a county board veteran have been elected to the Parkland College board.

Incumbents Donna Giertz, a retired professor, and farm services expert Dana Trimble of Newman will be joined by centrist Republican former county board member Greg Knott of rural St. Joseph.

Vermilion County 2011 election results

Vermilion County

Number in parentheses is how many will be elected.

(I) = Independent

S.B. = School Board

F.P.D. = Fire Protection District.

P.L.D. or L.D. = Library District

Danville Mayor

James "Mouse" McMahon 2,079

Scott Eisenhauer 2,569

Threats situation quickly resolved

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police have reopened the 1400 block of South Prospect Avenue after a man making threats was taken to a hospital.

Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said the 39-year-old man with a history of mental issues was taken by police to Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana for evaluation. He was not hurt.