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Chebanse Teen Killed in Bicycle-Semi collision

A 14-year-old Chebanse boy died of injuries suffered when his bicycle collided with a semi Thursday afternoon in Iroquois County.

Jacob Daulton Justice died Thursday evening at Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago. The boy was injured when his bike collided with a semi at 3300 North Road, west of a railroad line. Emergency officials reported the boy was northbound on 1000 North Road when he rode into the path of an eastbound semi.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Boil Orders still plaguing Watseka

Boil Orders in Watseka just don't want to go away. It's been one issue after another for the last week. And today (Fri), E.R.H. Enterprises re-issued a Boil Order that had been cancelled Thursday night.

Today's Order is the west side of the railroad tracks in Watseka --- until further notice.

A water main break on Route 1 North, at the entrance to a fast-food business, prompted the latest Boil Order about 6:30 Friday morning.

E.R.H crews have been on the job repairing lines the last several days. Boil Orders were issued, cancelled, then re-issued again.

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Teen arrested for shooting death in Danville

A Danville teen was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen late Wednesday night near Lincoln Park in Danville.

17-year-old Morris L. Williams faces two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting death of 18-year-old Adam Riley. Police reported the shooting around 11:30 in the area of Woodbury and Harmon streets.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said Riley was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center emergency room.

Police said that before Mr. Riley was taken to the hospital, he was able to give police a description of the person who shot him. He was taken by ambulance to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Johnson said that an autopsy conducted Thursday after
noon revealed that Mr. Riley was shot multiple times.

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Vermilion County Fire Displaces Nine >

A family of nine in rural Vermilion County lost its home to fire. It happened about 5:30 pm Wednesday in the 6900-block of 3800 North near Rankin.

The owner saw sparks coming from a wall and realized there was a fire. The blaze destroyed the home. Red Cross volunteers helped the family buy food and clothing.

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Vermilion Manor Sale Talks Continue

Vermilion County officials are moving closer to a decision on what company will take over operations of the Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

Assistant State's Attorney Bill Donahue says two companies are being considered. Both have been interviewed about their vision of future operations of the nursing home.

Donahue identifies the companies. One is IMG, the IDE Management Group, headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana. The other is FNR Healthcare Group, headquartered in Skokie, Illinois. FNR would partner with Premier Healthcare Management to operate Vermilion Manor.

Premier Healthcare operates nursing homes in Gilman, Savoy and other locations. IMG operates nursing homes in Danville and Paris. Staff members from Vermilion Manor have visited those facilities as part of the selection process on making a final recommendation to the Vermilion County Board. The final decision on which company might purchase the Vermilion Manor Nursing Home rests with the County Board.

Donahue says a special meeting of the Nursing Home Committee of the County Board will be held in the near future. The county had earlier received bids from five companies that expressed an interest in purchasing the nursing home. The list has since been narrowed to the two finalists.

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