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DANVILLE — Drivers along Logan Avenue in front of OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center may have noticed the south median removed and other changes occurring.

SPRINGFIELD – Through tears, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike once again called for widespread use of face coverings Friday after warning of increasing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers that could surpass the peaks of April and May.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting 51 counties in Illinois, including Vermilion County, are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Nearly two months after Illinois launched a major change in the way it provides health care to children in foster and adoptive homes, state lawmakers are hearing mixed reviews about how well the new system is working.

DANVILLE – The City of Danville and Illinois Department of Transportation announce that Gilbert Street (Illinois Route 1) between Williams and Clay streets in Danville will be temporarily closed starting Monday, Oct. 26.

DANVILLE — This October, Danville Public Library will host a presentation shining a light on the lives of early 20th Century Illinoisans through Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology.”

Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, South Carolina is publishing a new Images of America Vermilion County by local Hoopeston resident Carol Johnson Hicks.

SPRINGFIELD — Vermilion County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation.

DANVILLE — To help Danville Area Community College GED students, the Life Building Institute of Success is ready to step up.

NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday renewed his call for more federal aid for struggling state and local governments as well as small businesses, but talks in Washington may be stalled until after Election Day.

WASHINGTON — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out and President Donald Trump’s most powerful Senate ally is pressing the White House not to move ahead right now.

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blister…

In a presidential election year that has thrown the country’s divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics is a major problem.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its his…

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Wednesday announced changes to controlled pheasant hunting for the 2020-21 hunting season. The changes, health and safety protocols implemented in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will provide greater protection t…

Bob Schenk with the City of Danville cleans up flowers and landscaping at downtown’s Temple Plaza earlier this week with fall here and winter coming. The city will be decorating downtown for the holidays, however, there won’t be the Night of Lights Parade this year due to COVID-19.

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston City Council voted unanimously to accept the perpetual care bid of Treasured Roots Flower Shop and Specialty Gifts for grave blankets at Floral Hill Cemetery in the amount of $2,730 at Tuesday’s meeting.

DANVILLE — Vermilion County’s very own Icebox Club is conducting a “Holiday Shopping” 50/50 Raffle to be drawn on Tuesday, November 24 at noon.

DANVILLE — Aldermen approved a new neighborhood business in the city on East Williams Street, but prohibited it from selling alcohol.

DANVILLE — One alderman said he’s “uncomfortable” with the city taking over sanitary sewer lines from the Danville Sanitary District without any further compensation.

SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge has ruled local units of government are exempt from a law the General Assembly passed this year declaring the Nov. 3 general election as a state holiday and requiring all government offices to be closed that day, unless they are used as polling places or…

SPRINGFIELD – State officials on Monday announced the opening of a second round of grant opportunities for businesses and organizations to expand access to broadband internet service in underserved communities.

DANVILLE — It was a violent Sunday in Danville, with officers responding to gunshot wounds, an armed robbery and an aggravated discharge of a firearm, all separate incidents.