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DANVILLE – The city uses its Geographic Information System more than the public may realize.

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Area school members discussed Honeywell School, its demolition and a tentative date for demolition at Thursday's board meeting.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Friday an Indianapolis man had been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of Theodore Hill, 29, and his girlfriend Zarra Strickland, 28, both of Danville.

DANVILLE — Cameron Johnson, 19, of 1108 Cleveland St., Danville, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey, according to a press release issued by Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline M. Lacy.

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GEORGETOWN — You could say 16-year-old Kenny Clarkston is building bridges both literally and figuratively.

With the Salt Fork River green like St. Patrick’s Day, local biologists have been investigating how blue-green algae resulting from the lack of rain in the area and high summer temperatures has affected fish and the color of the river.

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DANVILLE – With welcoming Danville signs in the lobby, outdoor seating areas that include a grill and a new hotel smell, Marriott International’s TownePlace Suites by Marriott Danville opened Thursday afternoon in the city.

SPRINGFIELD – Leading Illinois Republicans acknowledged the stark political reality their party faces in the state at a joint breakfast of the state central committee and county chairmen’s association Thursday, but said the state’s “aggressive progressive” swing to the left this year offers …

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OAKWOOD – There’s a new police officer in Oakwood, but she is a familiar face to many.

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TILTON – A group of teen actors are set to bring the critically acclaimed 1980 production, “Ordinary People,” to a local stage this weekend.

DANVILLE – A familiar face at the city’s public works building has returned to the city to become city engineer.

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SPRINGFIELD – With a $45 billion, six-year capital infrastructure plan becoming law earlier this year, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at refocusing enforcement of state prevailing wage laws for construction projects receiving state money.

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DANVILLE – The open spaces where Fair Oaks residential structures once stood already help the public housing complex seem more open between buildings.

DANVILLE – Members of the Danville City Council’s Public Works Committee recommended approving the purchase of an automated refuse truck during a short meeting Tuesday night.

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TILTON — The Vermilion County Animal Regulations and Adoption Center is struggling with a higher-than-usual number of dogs and cats. Despite that, euthanasia is a last resort, and many animals are going to rescue groups and new homes.

TILTON —The University of Illinois has received a grant for community medicine cases to help people who are struggling to provide health care to their animals.

SPRINGFIELD – This year’s Illinois corn crop could be as much as 17 percent smaller than last year’s crop, while soybean production could fall as much as 21 percent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

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SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.

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DANVILLE — Reverting a piece of Danville’s history is going to take time.

DANVILLE — A doctor and a volunteer who have made an impact on people’s lives at the Hawthorne Inn and in the community were recognized recently.

Progress in the city of Danville, and America’ s love affair with the automobile, ended the tenure of one of the city’s landmarks in 1932.

Good Sunday morning, everyone! Last weekend was one of those horrific weekends. Mass shootings, taking innocent lives and affecting the lives of countless others for years to come.

Genealogist Megan Smolenyak has created a brief video assembled “from bits and pieces” that Megan and her husband, Brian, and friend, Michael Mills, had recorded on their iPhones when they attended the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum.

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DANVILLE – When Danville High School students return to school Monday, they will notice many changes throughout the building.

DANVILLE — For the third year in a row, aldermen will consider purchasing another garbage truck to replace an older one.

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CHICAGO — The new chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board said Thursday he has no illusions about how tough of a job lies ahead.

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadded has identified the victim of a Tuesday crash as 18-year-old Daisy A. Garcia-Hightower of Catlin.

DANVILLE – An announcement on a new city engineer was postponed during Tuesday's Danville City Council meeting, along with a city code amendment pertaining to liquor licenses and video gaming revenue.

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OAKWOOD – Colorful playground equipment, picnic tables and a basketball court now occupy what once was two village-owned lots in the middle of an Oakwood mobile home park.

CHICAGO – Officials from several public universities in Illinois told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday they do not believe there is widespread abuse of court-ordered guardianships that have enabled some students from wealthy backgrounds to obtain need-based student financial aid.

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ top attorney is asking American video streaming services to avoid showing tobacco products in shows and movies to young viewers.

DANVILLE — City officials have announced East Center Street at the intersection with Jackson Street will be closed near the Danville Family YMCA for a planned reconstruction of the intersection next week.

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police, family members and dignitaries gathered Wednesday to commemorate Trooper Gerald Ellis in the third such ceremony held at Memorial Park in Springfield in almost as many months.

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DANVILLE — If you’ve never eaten a yellow tomato or a husk cherry — because they look different — how would you know if you like it or not?

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 school board members Wednesday night reviewed a proposed spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year and approved displaying it publicly for the next 30 days.

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Gwendolyn G. Brown, 79, of Hoopeston, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare in Paxton. Gwendolyn was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Lincoln, the daughter of Ralph and Beulah (Tyler) Glover. She married Roy Brown on June 16, 1957, in Danville. He preceded her in death…

of Jacksonville, died Friday, August 16th, 2019 in Jacksonville. She was married to the late William Gross, formerly of Danville. Service details online at www.buchanancody.com . The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is serving the family.

Norma Jean Castagna, nee Wallace, 87, of Crown Point, Ind., formerly of Merrillville, Ind., and Ridge Farm, Ill., passed away August 14, 2019. She was a member and former treasurer of Grace Reformed Church in Gary, and of the Northwest Indiana Retirees Club. Norma was a retired rate clerk fr…