While Steve Nate of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office said Shelley Murphy, 50, left her wife, Daye Lynn, lying unresponsive, beaten and suffering on the floor of their home for three days after a fight before calling for help, Vermilion County Public Defender Mike Mara countered that she 'did her best to take care of her.'
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If the council approves the agreement with Haven Gaming LLC and a new zoning ordinance for the 42-acre site next to Interstate 74 on the city's southeastern edge, the next step will be for Haven to get its casino-license application to the Illinois Gaming Board by the Oct. 28 deadline.
The resolution that aldermen will consider at tonight's meeting cites the rehabilitation or redevelopment of a blighted area as the city's reason to exercise its power, per state law. One of the holdouts said the highest offer she's received so far for her three-bedroom house is $45,000, which 'can't replace what I have here.'
The scene was turned over to the Illinois State Police forensics experts to continue the investigation.
In late July, Parks Livestock, which got its start near Danville and now operates across multiple states, filed a declaration of intent to construct a 34,400-square-foot facility outside Ridge Farm, specifying it could house up to 4,500 swine over 55 pounds each.
The newly constructed four-story, 80-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott along Lynch Drive near Interstate 74 on the eastern outskirts of the city will cater to a niche market that was underserved locally, according to officials with Sunrise Hospitality, which owns the hotel and two adjacent properties, a Holiday Inn Express and a Hampton Inn.
Parks Livestock, which started near Danville and now operates across multiple states, in late July applied to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for permits to build a 34,400-square-foot facility that will house up to 4,500 pigs.
RIDGE FARM — One of a handful of local “community solar” projects selected in the Illinois Power Agency lottery earlier this year is moving fo…