The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


  • School merger is right move Residents in the Catlin and Jamaica school districts soon will have a chance to vote on a plan to merge the two districts. It's a good move for the most important people involved -- the students. A Committee of Ten, made up of representatives from bo

    March 23, 2014

  • Use a brake on spring break Today marks a couple of significant benchmarks in our area's move away from the snowiest winter on record. It's the first full day of spring and it's the first day of a week-long spring break for District 118 students. That means more young people wi

    March 21, 2014

  • Be sure to cast a ballot Lots of people complain about elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Yet, few will participate in the most effective way to make one's voice head loud and clear -- voting. Today's primary election in Illinois allows the state's res

    March 18, 2014

  • Create a good impression Beginning Monday, the Danville community and Danville Area Community College will serve as hosts to hundreds of visitors attending the National Junior College Athletic Association's Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. Those visitors will be spen

    March 15, 2014

  • Balancing act not easy Danville City Council members, like their counterparts in every community, must deal with putting together an annual budget that holds the line on taxes levied against residents yet maintains the services residents want. That's a difficult task in an

    March 14, 2014

  • Animal group begins anew A new group of board members and volunteers face a not-so-small task of reorganizing the Danville Humane Society and rebuilding the organization's image within the community. The Humane Society has seen some difficulty during the last few months, fac

    March 9, 2014

  • Lend a hand at tourney In a little more than a week, hundreds of people from community colleges across the country will visit Danville to participate in this year's National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. Tournament organizers

    March 7, 2014

  • Tornado test set for today It might seem a bit strange to discuss the threat of tornadoes with snow still on the ground, but local emergency services and the National Weather Service want area residents to be aware of the dangers from severe weather during the weeks ahead. Sev

    March 4, 2014

  • Know facts before voting Illinois voters will head to the polls March 18 to select their respective parties' candidates in the state's primary election. Among them will be 17-year-olds, who will be allowed to cast ballots for the first time. A change in Illinois law allows q

    March 2, 2014

  • Park district an intriguing idea About 60 people gathered Wednesday night to hear advocates for the creation of a park district in and around Oakwood. A referendum to creat the district, with its own tax rate, will be on the March 18 primary ballot. At Wednesday's meeting, Gary Ludw

    February 28, 2014