SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Committee advanced two bills Tuesday with unanimous support, one to decriminalize transmission of HIV and another to expand protections for survivors of sexual assault. On Wednesday, the House approved the bill 90-9, sending it to the Senat…

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police has given another 150-day extension to people whose Firearms Owners Identification cards or Concealed Carry Licenses have expired due to a backlog in processing renewal applications.

Bismarck-Henning Elementary School will host kindergarten pre-registration 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 30 at the school.

DANVILLE — To help thwart Covid-19 across the nation, the Sam Adams Company is offering a free beer to anyone who’s been vaccinated. For Krispy Kreme, it’s a free doughnut.

DANVILLE — A separate engineering services contract for the roadway resurfacing and pedestrian improvements for the Denmark and Old Ottawa roads project received initial Danville alderman approval Tuesday night.

DANVILLE — An inmate housed at the Vermilion County Jail died Sunday, according to a press release issued Monday by Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden.

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McDowell Builders of Sidell is replacing all the old siding on Danville Stadium.

DANVILLE — City officials don't know how long Seminary Street will be closed under the railroad bridge as engineers further assess the bridge that motorists travel under.

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The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

DANVILLE — How Danville customers are billed for city sewer, solid waste collection and public safety pension fee will be separated from bills owed to the Danville Sanitary District.

A woman in her 30s is the latest victim of COVID-19-related illness in Vermilion County, raising the local death toll since the pandemic began to 126.

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DANVILLE — About 200 speed skaters from across the U.S. were in Danville last weekend for a speed skating tournament.

DANVILLE — The Danville Police Department released Friday a list of summaries of recent arrests that occurred in the months of January through March 2021 involving the seizure of firearms.

DANVILLE — Danville Public Library has partnered with Danville High School to host two formal dress giveaway events for high school students in anticipation of the school’s May 8 Spring Formal.

HOOPESTON — The Hoopeston City Council opened its meeting with a general budget meeting Tuesday evening.

PEORIA – David Litman, 41, of the village of Foosland, has been ordered to report to federal prison on May 18, 2021, to begin serving a two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud in connection with a real estate short-sale scheme.

PEORIA – Yousef Abdallah, a former Peoria businessman who owned and operated a Danville liquor store, as well as other businesses, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for filing false corporate tax returns that under-reported the business’s earnings.

DANVILLE — First Presbyterian Church in Danville has received a $5,000 grant for a natural landscape and educational project.

DANVILLE — Last year’s AMBUCS Home & Living Expo was one of the last community events to occur in early March prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

DANVILLE – The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) announces it is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses.

PESOTUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Vermilion County during April. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to im…

Election Results for contested races included (these are still unofficial):

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It was an election where voters re-elected many incumbents in local mayor and other races, but there also was a longtime Danville City Council alderwoman who was unseated and one vote separating Ward 7 candidates.

DANVILLE — A memory lab to digitize VHS and older technology people have of videos and photos they want to keep, a returning bookmobile, Zoom Room in the second floor conference room and microfilm digitization of obituaries and other information that people will be able to see at home for fr…

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Following the busiest election he's been an election judge for, in November, David Hardesty said this morning that it's been a little busier than he expected for Election Day.

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