DANVILLE – The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday will hear about a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for next week at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center.

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DANVILLE – As the Danville City Council Tuesday night heard additional information and saw new renderings of the proposed $70 million proposed Carle at The Riverfront medical campus on the city’s west side, some aldermen and OSF officials continue to debate the need for the closure of Logan …

COLLIER, Jerry Lee, 74, of Hoopeston. Services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society has recently posted a blog announcing that a statewide database trial, Try-It! Illinois, will be offered through the end of November. Try-It Illinois 2019, the 19th annual statewide database trial, is sponsored by Secretary of State Jesse White and the…

Good Sunday morning, everyone! This time of year is very busy at the United Way office with not only the United Way 2019/2020 campaign in full force but with the beginning of the Christmas season through the Toys for Tots program.

CHICAGO — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.

DANVILLE — Officials plan to start road improvements Monday on the westbound lane of Winter Avenue between Gilbert and Oak streets

DANVILLE — The Danville Library Foundation announces new hours for its Fall Used Book Sale.

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Area school board members decided not to switch to eight-man football at Thursday’s board meeting.

DANVILLE – The Central Illinois Land Bank Authority board of directors approved hiring a full-time executive director.

DANVILLE – The Danville City Council won’t act on street vacations regarding the Carle medical campus project next week, but Carle representatives will give aldermen an updated presentation on the project.

DANVILLE — A cannabis dispensary in the city is up for Danville City Council action next week.

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services banned the use of shackles and handcuffs on youths in its custody after two teenage boys were restrained while they transferred from one Chicago-area shelter to another.

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker thanked lawmakers Thursday for passing legislation to address an issue that has eluded the General Assembly for nearly seven decades – consolidating hundreds of suburban and downstate police and firefighter pensions into two unified systems.

SPRINGFIELD – A cleanup bill written to ensure a smooth rollout of the legalization of adult-use marijuana in January passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on Thursday.

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DANVILLE — Sometimes the success of an event is giving people what they want.


DANVILLE — It might not be ideal weather right now to use the Vermilion County portion of the Kickapoo Rail Trail, but some warmer weather for Illinois standards this time of year is returning next week.

SPRINGFIELD — A cap on prescription insulin costs for some health insurance plans is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who said Thursday he looks forward to signing the measure.

SPRINGFIELD — Bills aimed at curbing where Illinoisans can use electronic smoking devices and with what flavorings appear halted until the spring session of the General Assembly.

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DANVILLE — The delight in children’s eyes and the smiles on adults’ faces at the Festival of Trees make all the hard work worth it.

DANVILLE – It was three years ago that the city purchased the historic Harwal Hotel through the Vermilion County Trustee tax auction.

DANVILLE — Members of the Danville District 118 school board heard a recommendation Wednesday for the district’s 2019 tax levy.

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two cleared the Illinois House Wednesday after negotiators agreed to remove language that just a day earlier had prompted local government officials to withdraw their support.

SPRINGFIELD – Republican lawmakers added to their pile of recently-filed ethics legislation Wednesday, promoting two bills aimed at limiting conflicts of interest on the Illinois State Board of Elections.


Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response.

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DANVILLE – Kenneth D. Bailey Academy students and staff honored three local veterans during a Tuesday morning ceremony in which their names were placed on the school’s Wall of Honor.

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 school board members on Wednesday will discuss a recommendation for the district’s 2019 tax levy.

DANVILLE – City Engineer Sam Cole told the city council’s Public Works Committee Tuesday night he’s received feedback from city employees about extra maintenance on the existing English and Jackson roundabout.

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DANVILLE – Schlarman High School alumni Edmund “Zeke” Bratkowski, a football legend who played in the first Super Bowls, passed away Monday at 88 years old.

CHICAGO — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures.

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Jim Venis, age 84, passed away Nov. 11, 2019, at home on hospice, with family. Jim was born in Indianapolis on June 30, 1935, to George and Betty Venis. In 1953, at age 18, he started his apprenticeship as a printer at the Danville Commercial-News, and was there for 45 years, retiring in 199…

William F. Robinson, 69, of Ridge Farm, was born April 17, 1950, in New Martinsville, W.V. He passed away Nov. 15, 2019, in Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Robinson; his stepmother, Lohoma Robinson; two brothers, Paul and Michael Robinson; a stepbrother, Eug…