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SPRINGFIELD — As summer camps across the country are closed due to the continued threat of the coronavirus, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is introducing virtual camps, giving girls of all ages an opportunity to continue or discover their Girl Scout experience.

An Illinois lawmaker dissatisfied with Gov. JB Pritzker’s handling of the large number of COVID-19-related unemployment claims is calling on his colleagues to support an effort to remove the governor from office.


These children wanted to honor fallen veterans, even if it meant having to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. From left to right, Ava Spady, 11, of St. Joseph; Isla Kuemmerle, 7, of Danville; Stella Spady, 8, of St. Joseph; and Slayton Kuemmerle, 9, of Danville paused to pay th…

DANVILLE — Chase Miles, formerly of 327 Maple St., Gilman, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 2 felony, and five years imprisonment for the offense of threatening a public official…

DANVILLE — Despite the Illinois Gaming Board not meeting in the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic and casino plans moving more quickly in Terre Haute, Ind., Haven Gaming Attorney Scott Sypolt says they still remain ready for construction to begin as soon as the IGB would give c…

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Danville High School senior Nora Abdelghani was the first to receive her diploma during the graduation ceremony Tuesday morning in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium. Social distancing measures were in place during the ceremony.

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 school board members tonight will hear how the 2020-2021 school year might start and what the fall semester might possibly look like.

DANVILLE – The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday will consider enrollment incentives for the fall semester.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.

DANVILLE — The Danville Police Department announced it issued 61 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced the reopening plan for driver services facilities, with the first two months focused on serving only new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions.

Top: Members of the Georgetown American Legion Dornblaser Post 203 honor guard fire a salute during their Memorial Day ceremony at The Georgetown Cemetery Monday morning. Onlookers braved rain and practiced social distancing precautions during the ceremony. Above left: members of the Governo…

RIDGE FARM — Stan Richardson isn’t going to let anything, not even a pandemic, keep him from doing what’s important — honoring veterans.

CHICAGO — Barbers and their customers will have to wear face masks. Restaurants will be able to serve diners outdoors only, with parties no larger than six people, spaced apart. And youth sports may hold practices and drills for 10 or fewer people, as long as the water fountains are shut off…

LONDON — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn’t resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

DANVILLE — A 30-year-old Danville man was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the neck.


Lawmakers approved a state operating budget shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, but despite the passage of the document, nothing about the next fiscal year is black and white.


The Senate on early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential congressional action that could send more financial aid to states.

DANVILLE — People whose loved ones are buried at Danville National Cemetery may continue the tradition of placing flowers and flags on Memorial Day.

DANVILLE – Now that warmer weather has arrived, the Vermilion County Health Department seeks the public’s assistance with the collection of dead birds to test for West Nile Virus (WNV).

In July 1929, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Graves purchased the Bailey confectionery store in the old opera house block near the railroad in Williamsport, Ind.

Good Saturday, everyone! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and there are more people than normal, right now, dealing with mental health issues due to the quarantine.

In today’s article, two new terms — double depression and dysthymia — will be introduced. The key to understanding both is to see how healthy positive thinking patterns can be changed into unhealthy ones.

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DANVILLE — Flags will wave across Vermilion County and western Indiana this weekend to honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

The Urbana Free Library, which is closed to the public because of the coronavirus, has announced that patrons may request items from its collection and schedule a curbside pickup. Requests can be made by browsing the library’s collection on its website or mobile app or by calling the library…

HOOPESTON — The Hoopeston Area school board approved the bid of $182,000 from Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. for Chromebooks for the district at Thursday’s meeting. The bid will replace 351 touchscreens at Maple Grade School and 149 elsewhere in the district.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under coronavirus lockdown.

SPRINGFIELD — A compromise bill between business and labor which deals with COVID-19 and workers’ compensation passed the House on Friday with broad bipartisan support and will head to the governor.

SPRINGFIELD – On just the third day of legislative session since March 5, Senate Republicans called a socially distanced outdoor news conference Friday morning to argue for a more collaborative approach to state government and pandemic response going forward.

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DANVILLE – Sixteen Danville High School seniors were surprised Thursday when DHS Principal Tracy Cherry and her staff showed up on their doorstep bearing gifts of maroon-and-silver balloons, yard signs and giant-sized checks.

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Thursday that Illinois’ unemployment rate jumped 12.2 percentage points, from March to April, to 16.4 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tim Oxner, member of the American Legion Dornblaser Post 203 of Georgetown, places a flag on a veteran’s grave in a cemetery in Georgetown. The event was organized by Troy Pate, senior vice commander, and assisted by Steve Pearson, post financial officer. The Legion will have a shortened Mem…

HOOPESTON — Mayor Bill Crusinberry informed the council Tuesday evening of the Rebuild Illinois Program community grants for shovel-ready projects. Deadlines are June 15 for the Fast Track Grant, which is based strictly on points, and June 30.

DANVILLE — Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries’ donation centers will begin accepting drop-off donations at its remaining locations starting Wednesday. That includes the Danville location at 904 N. Gilbert.

TILTON — As with many people, Darren Alexander says his whole life has been turned upside down with the coronavirus.

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has voted to issue a subpoena as part of its investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, a move that met immediate opposition from Democrats who said the panel should be focused on overseeing the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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DANVILLE — Danville Mass Transit is making plans to expand its Jackson Street building and make capital purchases with Rebuild Illinois funding and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

OAKWOOD — Oakwood school board members will meet via teleconference today to consider accepting the retirement of Oakwood High School Principal Tim Lee after the next school year and beginning a search for his replacement.