Vermilion County

Danville Federal Courthouse To Become New County Admin Building

​For years, the old post office and federal courthouse building in downtown Danville has been nearly empty, except for Congressman John Shimkus’ office. But over the next few months, the building will become the new home of Vermilion County government.

Mike Marron Announces Bid For 104th IL House Seat

Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron says he wants to run as the Republican nominee for the 104th District Illinois House seat. Marron aims to succeed incumbent Chad Hays, who has announced he won’t seek re-election. 

The patient service desk at Nu Med, a medical marijuana dispensary that opens next week in Urbana.
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Urbana Medical Marijuana Facility Opens

The second medical marijuana dispensary to open in Champaign County is now seeing its first customers. Nu Med is located at 105 East University in Urbana, the site of a former Blockbuster Video location. It joins Champaign-based Phoenix Botanical as the two dispensaries allowed by the state's pilot program in State Police District 10, which includes Champaign, Vermilion, and seven other Central Illinois counties.

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