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A WAND Decatur television antenna was removed Wednesday from the top of Bresee Tower in downtown Danville. There have been no updates from Danville officials or building owners Chris and Jeri Collins on what could happen with the building in the future. The Collinses still hope to save the historic building.

Genealogist Joe Beine’s Genealogy Roots Blog (at https://tinyurl.com/yyekrtkl) has posted that his Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records Website has been updated. This web site provides links to the following Illinois counties that have been revised: Adams, Bureau, Cook, Knox, Marion, …


A bill endorsed by Gov. JB Pritzker that would eliminate expanded federal tax deductions for businesses created under the CARES Act, failed to pass in the lame duck session.

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Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.


Only one of the state’s 11 COVID-19 mitigation regions remains at the highest level of restricted activity Thursday as the statewide case positivity rate continues to decline.

DANVILLE — A Vermilion County Jury found Deborah White guilty Wednesday of two counts of aggravated battery to a Danville Police Officer.


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Three Vermilion County men — two in their 80s and one of his 70s — are the latest victims of COVID-19 as the county's death toll reached 90 since the pandemic began last March.

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After a successful local Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration earlier this week, MLK Committee Chairwoman Mary Thompson was ready early Wednesday to watch a significant presidential inauguration.

While some Danville High School students have been taking advantage of the school library's curbside pick-up service since October, others may not have the opportunity to do so.


Danville Police Chief Chris Yates, right, talks to probationary police officers, from left, Jesiah Bergman, Damon Bellik and Tyler Johnson after they were sworn in by Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and prior to Yates giving them their badges Wednesday morning at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building in Danville.


Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified Tuesday one of two victims of the Sunday afternoon shooting in Oakwood as Wyatt Bailey, 19, of Oakwood. Shortly after, Duane Northrup, Champaign County Coroner identified the 15-year-old as Clayvonte M. Sloan of Rantoul.

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A Vermilion County man in his 70s is the latest local victim of COVID-19. His death was announced Saturday evening and is the 87th since the pandemic began.

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois children can showcase their artistic talents and consider the importance of art in our lives, thanks to a statewide art contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Board of Education.

DANVILLE – In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Western Governors University (WGU) has announced it will award $100,000 in scholarships to those who have dreamed of furthering their education but have faced challenges in their lives th…

This year’s local MLK Scholarship recipient said he’s proud he was chosen to represent Martin Luther King Jr. and what King means, through the scholarship.

DANVILLE — At 11 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021, local volunteers supporting Wreaths Across America will help remove wreaths at Danville National Cemetery.

DANVILLE — A Police Support Rally will be from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Vermilion County Public Safety Building, 2 E. South St., Danville.

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