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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DANVILLE — During times of national tragedy, it’s easy to be patriotic. But, then afterward, people sometimes forget about those who keep us free.

DANVILLE — People will get a rare chance to hear the U.S. Great Lakes Navy Band on Monday as part of the Vermilion County War Museum’s 20th anniversary.

The Hoopeston Fire and Police Departments are hosting a friendly competition between the two departments scheduled to run for two weeks, Nov. 12-25, to help fill shelves at the Grant Township Food Cupboard.

DANVILLE – Soul Garden Recovery Center officials knew going into Thursday night’s Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that their rezoning request might be denied.

DANVILLE — If you’ve ever wanted to step back in time for an old-fashioned Christmas, this may be your opportunity.

ALEXANDER, Karen D., 68, of Fairmount. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Burial: Davis Cemetery west of Fairmount. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Robison Chapel.

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DANVILLE — When people ask Tom Morse how he liked the recent Honor Flight, he replies, “It was the second best day of my life.”

DANVILLE – Local officials continued talks Thursday about long-range transportation planning if the Danville Area Transportation Study and the area’s urbanized designation for the Metropolitan Planning Organization goes away with the 2020 U.S. Census.

DANVILLE – Despite concerns from Sleep Inn and Suites hotel and gas station representatives, the Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission by a 3-2 vote Thursday night recommended approving a special-use permit for a cannabis dispensary on Lynch Road.

Danville Firefighters spent 2 hours and 25 minutes Monday at the scene of a fire in the 100 block of Kentucky Street. Flames were showing in the back of the vacant house upon arrival, according to Capt. Justin Watt of the DFD. There was one minor injury to a firefighter, but it has resulted …

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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…