The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

September 21, 2013

DACC board to consider budget, set tax levy

(Continued)

Julius W. Hegeler II, who has served on the DACC Foundation board for 24 years, pledged to donate $100,000 each year to fund the interest payment on the $3 million bond issuance for the project.

Hegeler also arranged for a planned gift of $3 million to the foundation upon his death. Because of his large gift to the college, the addition to the technology center will bear the name of Julius W. Hegeler II Advanced Technology Center.

“We are grateful to Mr. Hegeler for making it possible for the project to take place,” Jacobs said. “We’ve added so many programs and so many students, the addition is really needed.”

n Consider bids to construct and equip the technology center addition. The total of all bids is about $273,000 lower than the project cost estimate.

“It means we’ll have extra funds for unforeseen occurrences,” Jacobs said of the lower bids.

The bids under consideration for approval are the general contractor bid from Schomburg & Schomburg Construction of Danville for $1,262,428.77, the plumbing contractor bid from Venture Mechanical of Danville for $167,622, the electrical contractor bid from Glesco Electric of Urbana for $212,780, the mechanical contractor bid from Davis-Houk Mechanical of Urbana for $449,750 and the fire protection bid from Automatic Fire Sprinkler of Normal for $26,260.

n Consider approving the 2013-2016 strategic plan titled “Moving Forward Together.”

Jacobs said the draft is the culmination of the strategic planning sessions the college conducted last year with community, student and staff focus groups.

“The plan was written from the input we received from the stakeholder groups,” she said.

n Learn that the Central Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Partnership — which encompasses 19 counties, six workforce area and six community colleges — was awarded a $960,250 Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

n Learn the college’s advanced certified nursing assistant certificate program has been approved by the Illinois Community College System.

n Learn the college has been awarded a $52,000 adult volunteer literacy grant from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

n Learn the college’s adult education department’s Accelerating Opportunity Project has received a $62,500 grant from the Illinois Community College System to continue the program for a third year.

COMING UP The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the DACC Board Room, Vermilion Hall 302.

Text Only
Local News
  • Fair talent contest set

    August 1, 2014

  • Race to help VFW

    August 1, 2014

  • Pottery class set

    August 1, 2014

  • jimmyjohns1.jpg Sub shop to open second city location DANVILLE — Ask Jimmy John’s owner/general manager Seth Hobbs how Jimmy John’s is doing in Danville and he’ll tell you “things are going really well.”In fact, he’s planning to build a new store to reach more customers in the southern part of the city.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor to go to design program SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Advancing plans for riverfront development with other professionals is what Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is excited about attending a fall city design session.That is his desire for his design challenge when he is paired up with planners a

    August 1, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Theft in the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue.Tuesday:Theft in the 100 block of North Bowman Avenue.Theft at Logan Avenue and West Main Street.Deceptive practice reported at First Financial Bank, 901 N

    August 1, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Wednesday, 7:51-8:03 a.m. — A medical call in the 600 block of Jewell Street.Wednesday, 8:34-8:51 a.m. — A motorcycle crash on Interstate 74 at the 214 mile marker.Wednesday, 11:12-11:30 p.m. — A medical

    August 1, 2014

  • Beef House sets production of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' COVINGTON, Ind. — Get ready for a wild journey into space with The Beef House Dinner Theatre’s production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet.”This jukebox musical will have audiences laughing and singing along to familiar tunes such as “Good Vibratio

    August 1, 2014

  • State cites 3 Danville financial businesses DANVILLE — Three local businesses were issued citations in June by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.The citations, which were announced on Thursday, and resulting punishments were leveled against Illinois Title Loans,

    August 1, 2014

  • Ornament designs sought

    July 31, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Must Read