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The incident occurred at 10:06 a.m. Friday in the holding cell of the courthouse, at the corner of North Vermilion and Main streets in downtown Danville.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm Superintendent Jean Neal said school officials were notified by students Thursday that an adult in the community made the threat.
The nine-count suit, filed this week by Lafayette Harper’s lawyers in U.S. District Court, Urbana, asks for 'reasonable' compensatory damages 'in an amount to be determined at trial,' punitive damages, attorneys' fees and court costs.
They plan to deliver a bench to all elementary schools in the district, except Edison, which already has one.
Chris Yates became interim public safety director on March 29 following the retirement of longtime Director Larry Thomason. He became acting police chief in May after the council approved moving from a public safety director to separate police and fire chiefs.
It was part of a sentence imposed on Christopher S. Stanley, 19, that also includes four days in jail and two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, a Class 3 felony, in the Dec. 8, 2018, fatal shooting of Austin Rey Camareno, 19, of Danville.
Angele Thibodeaux Burns' resignation, which is effective at the end of the month, comes four months after the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity sent her a letter demanding that she resign due to her 'egregious' mismanagement.
DANVILLE — Three Danville residents remained hospitalized Friday morning following two separate shooting incidents in that city late Thursday night.
Four years after the bodies of Theodore 'Teddy' Hill and Zarra Laws Strickland were discovered west of Danville with bullet wounds to their heads, their relatives had a chance to confront their killer, Glen T. Torres Jr., 31, of Indianapolis, at the hearing where he received two life sentences for their murders.
Topping the current 'to do' list: A new HVAC system for the Mellen Natatorium at Danville High School, at an estimated cost of $650,000.