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Danville gas station accused of selling synthetic pot

The Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (VMEG) in cooperation with the Danville Police Department (Thursday) received information that the Citgo Gas Station at N. Bowman Avenue in Danville was selling synthetic cannabis. During the course of the investigation, 1097 packages of synthetic cannabis, valued at $40,000 was seized from the gas station.

The case is being referred to the Vermilion County State's Attorney Office for charges.

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Fire destroys Vermilion County business

There were no injuries reported early today (Friday) when fire ripped through a flower business in Vermilion County. Firefighters from a half-dozen departments battled the blaze at Cindy's Flower Patch on Kickapoo Park Road. The business is located just east of Kickapoo State Park.

Firemen answered the call just after 4 am. A portion of the building was engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene. No injuries were reported.

Kickapoo and Oakwood volunteer firefighters received mutual aid from the Bismarck, Catlin, Lynch and FMC Departments.

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Dwight woman dies in house fire

A 58-year-old Dwight woman died in a house fire Thursday morning. The cause of the fire that killed Patricia Bonora was under investigation.

She was pronounced dead at 7:55 am at the scene, according to Livingston County Coroner Michael Burke.

Dwight Deputy Fire Chief Justin Dyer said the department was called to 115 W. Chippewa Street around 6:30 am. Dyer said first-responders were advised that there was a possible victim inside the house. She was located, but there were no signs of life.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal, MABAS Division 15 investigators and the Livingston County Coroner's office are all involved in the investigation.

Two other people were treated at the scene. There were no firefighters injured.

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Cloonen Urges the Governor to Cooperate

State Rep. Kate Cloonen issued the following statement today in response to Governor Bruce Rauner's annual State of the State address on Wednesday:

"The speech included visions of a brighter future, but since the governor's last State of the State address, we are in worse standing as a state and as a society. Governor Rauner talked about making Illinois great. What he didn't talk about was all the damage he has done by refusing to work on a budget, and how much worse things will get if he remains unwilling to cooperate with all sides to actually make positive change.

"We are at a place now where college students are unable to access the financial aid they need to continue their studies, seniors are being told that their state-funded meal programs are no longer available and at-risk women cannot get the breast cancer screenings they need. It is not an exaggeration to say that the people of Illinois are suffering and their health and their futures are in jeopardy.

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Election offices announce dates for Early-Voting, Grace-Period Voting

Area voters should note the upcoming dates for registering for the March 15 primary election. Officials also want voters to be aware of opportunities for Early-Voting and Grace-Voting. The last day to register to vote at the polls in the March 15 primary election is February 16. That’s the word from Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher. Citizens who are 17 years old now, but who be will be 18 by the Nov. 8 general election, may register and vote in the March 15 primary. Register at the county clerk's office at the Administrative Center in Watseka. One can also register with your village or township clerk, or call the clerk's office at 815-432-6960 for the name of a voter registrar in your precinct. Two forms of identification are required to register — driver's license, Social Security card, utility bill, employer or student identification, birth certificate, naturalization papers or credit card. At least one item must contain your current address. The Early-Voting Grace-Period for unregistered, qualified individuals to register and vote in person at the county clerk's office is February 17 to March 15. Citizens wishing to register and vote must present two forms of identification. Registered voters also may submit a change of address form in person at the clerk's office. Office hours for grace period registration and voting are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays. On Saturday, March 12, office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to noon. Additionally, the clerk's office will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, March 15, for grace period registration and voting. Similar hours for voter registration, early voting and change of address are offered at other county clerk's offices in Illinois. 94.1 WGFA