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URBANA — Jonathon Smith will never forget walking across the University of Illinois Quad and hearing the bells in the Altgeld Hall tower for t…
The event that starts at 10 a.m. Monday at the VA's Danville campus features 21 entries, including the Danville Police Honor Guard in the lead, the Danville High School Marching Vikings, local fire departments, the Patriot Riders, Lincoln's Challenge cadets and honor guard, fair queens, vintage cars and more.
Unit 4 art teacher Shannon Percoco nominated Keenan Dailey for the Student ACE Award he'll get today 'for creating multifaceted, impressive and thought-provoking work that speaks to a variety of viewers on themes.'
It recommended by a 3-2 vote that the city council should issue the permit to Phoenix Farms of Illinois for the former Border Cafe at 369 Lynch Road. The council is expected to vote on it Nov. 19.
When the project is finished, warning gates and dedicated pedestrian crossings will eventually be added at the crossing where North Ridge Middle School seventh-grader Deon Jackson was fatally clipped by the train while riding his bicycle on June 30, 2017.
'Never in my wildest dreams did I think something like this would pop up,' said Executive Director Rob Gifford, who added that until the announcement, plans to expand the club that is 'busting at the seams with older kids' — by building up or out — seemed far-fetched.
Phoenix Farms Illinois LLC has requested a special-use permit from the city to operate a dispensary at 369 Lynch Drive, a vacant building that once housed a Big Boy restaurant and the Border Cafe.
'It would be nice if it was one of our regulars,' said Christie Norton, assistant customer service manager at the County Market at 1628 Georgetown Road, which gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the $1 million ticket.