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DANVILLE – When a Danville District 118 home interventionist sent out a request for personal hygiene products for a couple families she sees, Danville Township officials answered the call and then some.

DANVILLE -- The Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers has selected Danville High School math teacher Rachel Seibert to receive the 2019 Best School Blood Drive Coordinator Award.

Wyatt Pope, 9, of Georgetown, at 8:46 a.m. Saturday died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from multiple traumatic injuries he suffered in a car crash earlier in the week, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

SPRINGFIELD – Bipartisan support appears to be building in the Illinois General Assembly for a statewide ban on red-light cameras.

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DANVILLE — How many sausage links does it take to satisfy the hungry folks who turn out for the annual Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day?

SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers will aim to pass a law capping out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 per one month’s supply when they return for the fall veto session, the bill’s sponsors announced Friday at a Chicago news conference.

DANVILLE — Guests will take a whirlwind tour of Danville through song and games during the Danville Sweet Adelines’ fall show.

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity introduced a five-year economic plan this week, focusing on six industries that can boost the state’s economy and a variety of programs to build its workforce and encourage population growth.

SPRINGFIELD — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell school officials about confidential complaints of university-related sexual harassment they receive.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, the dean of Illinois’ House Republican delegation, said Thursday he no longer supports President Donald Trump because of the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from Syria and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies.

EUREKA — The mother of a 9-year-old Illinois boy who is charged with murder in connection with a mobile home fire that killed five people says the child is "not a monster."

Danville Police are investigating human remains found in an abandoned, burned house at 205 E. 3rd St. Police received the call at 7:14 a.m. Thursday. Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden’s office determined the skeletal remains to be human. Illinois State Police Forensics now are investiga…

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DANVILLE — Thomas Schooler has seen the sites in Washington, D.C., in the past. But, in his lifetime, he’s never seen such an outpouring of warmth and respect from strangers toward veterans.

DANVILLE — Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy will again partner with Witzel Enterprises to collect needed items for a local shelter.

GEORGETOWN — A nice meal and an evening of camaraderie are on tap at the seventh annual Sponsor a Veteran dinner.

SPRINGFIELD – A task force that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker formed in February is recommending the state consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two, saying that would generate billions of dollars in additional earnings over the next 20 years w…

CHICAGO — Chicago’s law department on Wednesday released for the first time the city watchdog’s full investigative reports into the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer — a move the mayor has championed in her push for transparent government and to …

HOOPESTON — The Hoopston Coty Council committee as a whole came to a unanimous consensus Wednesday to request the building at 202-204 N. Market St. be removed from the tax trustee auction.

VERMILLION COUNTY, Indiana — A vehicle fire briefly closed I-74 in Indiana Wednesday, but no injuries were reported.

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DANVILLE – Nineteen minority and female business owners had the opportunity Wednesday to access resources that will help them grow their business and showcase what they have to offer.

DANVILLE — If you need an excuse to get gussied up, the Humane Society of Danville is offering its first formal fundraiser.

SPRINGFIELD – A package of bills aimed at transforming the state’s energy landscape appears unlikely to move during the upcoming fall veto session after Gov. J.B. Pritzker was less than optimistic on the subject this week at an unrelated Chicago news conference.

Illinois State Police investigated a four-vehicle crash Wednesday north of Georgetown on Illinois Route 1 and Vermilion County Road 900 North.

DANVILLE – The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees will meet in special session Friday morning to consider an offer to purchase the U.S. Army Reserve Building.

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DANVILLE — Edison Elementary School fourth-graders who participated in the school’s 31st annual Taste of the Colonies event Tuesday enjoyed sweet treats and candle dipping while learning about the history of the area’s early settlers.

DANVILLE — Continuing in its concert series, Family Church will host another musical act Sunday to raise funds to make repairs to the inside of its building.

DANVILLE – A projected $2.3 million in new revenue for the city’s 2020-2021 budget from a starter casino and cannabis retailers’ occupation tax is one of the highlights of the city’s proposed budget.

ROCKFORD — Hard Rock Casino Rockford has won the blessing of City Council and its proposal now moves on for consideration by the Illinois Gaming Board.

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DANVILLE – A crowd of Danville Area Community College students listened to Eduardo Cabrera, a Millikin University professor and an award-winning author, talk about the challenges immigrants face in the United States and read a couple short stories from his book.

DANVILLE – Griffin Street railroad improvements and additional roundabout costs are among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Danville City Council’s Public Works Committee.

DANVILLE — Three people suffered non-life threatening injuries during a drive-by shooting Sunday, police said.

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DANVILLE — These days it’s easier than ever to connect with old childhood friends and classmates through social media and class reunions.

“This is the best rest area I stop in, and I stop in a lot of them,” the Arizona truck driver said as he ate a snack at a picnic table at the Salt Kettle Rest Area on Interstate 74 west of Danville. He was a long-haul driver and he appreciated the park-like setting. He had just returned to t…

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Leon Snyder, 74, of Hillsboro, passed away October 11, 2019. Funeral 2:00 PM Thursday October 17 2019 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg; visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Thursday October 17, 2019

James Donald Cappellano, 56, formerly of Danville, passed way October 10, 2019. He was born July 31, 1963. Preceded in death by son, Justin Lee Cappellano, and mother-in-law, Shirley Lemley. Survived by wife of 35 years, Jody Cappellano, Clarence, Ill.; son James Donald Cappellano Jr. (Ashle…