DANVILLE — The Danville City Council Tuesday night will hear a casino presentation by Danville Development LLC and consider approving it as the modified operating casino partner.

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DANVILLE – Danville District 118 parents will have the opportunity to attend an in‐person registration event next week at Liberty Elementary School, 20 E. Liberty Lane.

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois reported its highest single-day number of new COVID-19 infections in more than two months Friday as the state continued to experience a resurgence of the novel coronavirus disease.

DANVILLE – Natalie Page, dean of academic services at South Suburban College, has been selected as the new vice president of academic affairs at Danville Area Community College.

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Some social distancing fun for families is also evoking a return to the 1950s to 1980s for customers — Steak ‘n Shake’s return to carhops.

DANVILLE – The Danville District 118 board Wednesday night approved newly amended 2020-2021 school calendars for its traditional schools as well as for the pre-Kindergarten programs at Southwest and Edison elementary schools.

DANVILLE – The Danville High School show choirs will be able to practice virtually starting on Sept. 8, the first day of school for students.

DANVILLE — The police department is investigating and seeking witnesses to a fatal motorcycle crash that happened early Sunday evening.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, or IDFPR, adopted permanent rules this week to break ties in the application process for 75 conditional adult-use marijuana dispensary licenses.

DANVILLE — Another annual event many in the community look forward to each year has been canceled due to COVID-19.

HOOPESTON — The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent a $250,000 Emergency Safety and Security Grant to the Vermilion County Housing Authority for security cameras at Parkview Court in Hoopeston.

A legislative panel that oversees the state’s administrative rulemaking process voted along partisan lines to allow Gov. JB Pritzker’s emergency rule to enforce mask-wearing and other public health orders to move forward.

BISMARCK — A beautiful stained glass window with the words Walnut Corner sits ready to be preserved as a piece of history inside the Vermilion County Museum’s basement.

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BISMARCK — Debris from a Monday night fire that destroyed the Walnut Corner Church of Christ in rural Bismarck was still smoldering Tuesday.

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said Tuesday that an accident Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Danville man.

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Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

DANVILLE — Danville High School Show Choir Director Jeff Thomas hopes the second time is a charm when he presents a new show choir proposal Wednesday night to the District 118 school board.

DANVILLE — Danville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday during which a woman was shot.

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The Illinois Board of Higher Education is preparing a strategic plan to make higher education in the state more equitable, which will be released for public scrutiny sometime between late December and early March of next year.

President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the grand reopening of the historic Fischer Theatre in downtown Danville.

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Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

Happy Saturday, everyone! This last week I received a call from a man who was desperately searching for help. He was homeless, forcing him and his 10-year-old son to live in their car.

Happy Saturday, everyone! This last week I received a call from a man who was desperately searching for help. He was homeless, forcing him and his 10-year-old son to live in their car.

This month’s column marks 12 years since we first started this journalistic journey together, 20 years since I assumed the director’s role in the Marketing & College Relations office at Danville Area Community College. Looking back on those years, I can honestly say that this has been on…

Genealogy continues to be a favorite hobby of many people around the world and it’s never too late to begin searching for a family’s ancestors. In fact, today’s beginners have the distinct advantage of being able to find many resources on the Internet that previously had to be located in per…