The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Editorials

October 6, 2013

Newspapers remain strong

Today begins National Newspaper Week, an opportunity for us to celebrate newspapers such as the Commercial-News that serve as a key source for information on local events, the actions of local government, local advertising, public notices and stories about our neighbors.

From its beginnings in 1866 until today, the Commercial-News remains committed to serving readers as a source of accurate information.

The newspaper industry has allowed other media to trumpet news of our “demise” without much of a fight, frankly. But recent research shows newspapers remain popular and are seen as a trusted source of information.

In addition to our strong print product, the Commercial-News sees more than 1 million visitors a month to its website and attracts a growing following on social media. Those readership numbers show the Commercial-News remains as one of the best ways to reach residents in east central Illinois and west central Indiana.

National research shows 70 percent of adults read newspapers each week. And those readers are not just baby boomers who grew up with traditional newspapers. The same survey shows 57 percent of adults ages 18-34 read newspaper content in any given week.

The employees of the Commercial-News pledge to continue to offer our readers — in whatever format they might want to use — accurate and timely news and advertising. We get the opportunity to create an entirely new product every day, and we all try to make each edition better than the one before it.

The Commercial-News has been a part of Vermilion County and the surrounding area for the past 147 years. We plan to continue that strong tradition for many more years to come.

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • Share the road with care With winter's chill finally -- finally! -- done for the season, the bright green of spring starts to take over lawns and alongside rural roads. All of which means motorists will share those roads with large farm equipment during the coming weeks. Far

    April 23, 2014

  • Help keep planet clean Americans will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday in a variety of ways, all with a focus to waste less and preserve natural resources and beauty. Vermilion County can count itself among the luckiest of counties in Illinois with its abundance of natural r

    April 20, 2014

  • Put money to better use Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced earlier this week the state would pass along $52 million in federal dollars to pay for various alternative transportation projects, such as bike paths and walking trails. While the money is nice, it could be put to b

    April 16, 2014

  • Make penalty a tough one An old nemisis appears to be making a comeback in Illinois, and legislators and law enforcement officials worry that the influx of heroin will leave an even deadlier wake than before. The situation is bad enough that members of the Illinois House dec

    April 13, 2014

  • A good addition for United Way United Way officials announces earlier this week the addition of a 2-1-1 phone service, which connects people in need with agencies that can offer assistance. The latest addition to the United Way's arsenal of ways to aid residents in Vermilion Count

    April 11, 2014

  • A glimmer of promise An Illinois legislator -- state Sen. Andy Manar, D-Staunton -- finally appears to recognize a growing problem in the state that his fellow lawmakers apparently choose to ignore: Illinois schools face real financial problems. Many school districts hav

    April 10, 2014

  • E-cigarettes: Use caution The latest craze sweeping the area involves an old habit -- smoking -- in a way. And like its well-know toxic predecessor, not much is known about it as it begins to become more commonplace. Electronic cigarettes -- known as E cigarettes -- provide i

    April 6, 2014

  • Gambling plan takes new turn Members of the Illinois Legislature will consider yet another version of a bill to expand gambling in the state. This one also includes a proposal to put a casino in Danville -- kind of. State Rep. Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, told The Associated Press h

    April 3, 2014

  • Time to start cleaning up As the days grow longer and the temperatures continue to rise -- hopefully -- area residents can begin to put the record-setting snowfall and cold behind them and enjoy spring. The sunny days already have melted away the 50-plus inches of snow that f

    March 28, 2014

  • Great job at NJCAA Mary Miller gym on the campus of Danville Area Community College must still echo with the cheers from last week's National Junior College Athletic Association's Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. Sixteen teams from across the country visited DA

    March 25, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
NDN Video
Must Read