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DANVILLE – School districts around Vermilion County are seeking public support once again for a 1 percent countywide increase in the sales tax rate, two years after the same measure was voted down.

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DANVILLE — If you ask a passerby to pick out a veteran in a crowd, most people would point to a man in a cap. Most people don’t think to point to a woman, who could be a grandmother, mother or daughter — but still, someone who has served.

DANVILLE – Danville City Council members on Tuesday will consider approving the city’s fiscal year 2020-2021 budget that will run from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021.

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DANVILLE – An event planned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois—Vermilion County next week will celebrate National Mentoring Month as well as kick off the program’s most important fundraiser of the year: Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

DANVILLE – Vermilion County Board members this week named its meeting chambers to honor a longtime former county board member who passed away five years ago.

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DANVILLE – Retired Danville District 118 Superintendent David Fields was honored for his service and dedication to education Wednesday during a grand opening of the district’s administrative center that was named for him.

DANVILLE – A record number of archers from Illinois and Indiana are expected to participate in Danville High School’s sixth annual archery competition, the Ullr Classic, this Saturday in the DHS Field House.

DANVILLE — Members of the Danville District 118 school board on Wednesday approved several new courses to be offered at Danville High School starting next school year.

DANVILLE — A propane tank at a homeless encampment resulted in a fire in an unlikely place and an arrest of a man who admitted to living there.

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DANVILLE – As the framework for the walls of a large shed was being constructed, Danville High School woodworking teacher John Greenhalgh realized there was a problem.

DANVILLE — The Danville Police Department recently conducted extra speed patrols in specific areas due to citizen complaints and concerns.

SPRINGFIELD – The state’s agriculture director resigned last weekend at the request of Gov. J.B. Pritzker for failing to disclose contents of a 2012 email that pointed to the possible cover-up of a “rape in Champaign” and government “ghost workers,” the governor’s office said Monday.

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SPRINGFIELD – New rules governing how retail gun dealers do business go into effect Friday and include the types of records they must keep, how weapons and ammunition are to be stored and the kinds of video surveillance and security systems they must maintain.

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DANVILLE – It is the hope of longtime Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee Chairwoman Mary Thompson that more young people get involved with the committee and its annual activities.

DANVILLE – Estimated expenses related to the Northwest sanitary sewer project to be included in a loan request have increased by almost $3 million.

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DANVILLE – There were no injuries in a weekend apartment building fire that displaced residents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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DANVILLE — Every time Bethany Hager and Linda Darby-Dowers walk into the new home of Women’s Care Clinic, they pinch themselves to make sure it’s not a dream.

ALLEN, Ella Mae, 85, of Rossville. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Anderson Funeral Home, Hoopeston. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.

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DANVILLE – The namesake of Danville District 118’s administrative service center will be on hand when the building is officially dedicated next week.

SPRINGFIELD — In year two, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will focus on ending cash bail, reforming low-level drug crime sentencing and reducing mandatory minimum sentences, he announced Thursday in Chicago.

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 school board members will consider approving several new courses Wednesday to be offered at Danville High School starting next school year.

SPRINGFIELD – House Speaker Michael Madigan said Thursday he will not initiate a House-led inquiry into a recently unearthed 2012 email written by a state government insider that alluded to a possible cover-up of a “rape in Champaign” and other criminal activity.

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DANVILLE – One of the winter projects the City of Danville’s engineering division is starting a rating system for local streets.

COVINGTON, Ind. — Under Harry Hoagland’s direction, the Salvation Army of Fountain County has grown over the years.

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois could lighten its property tax burden by consolidating governmental taxing districts, standardizing property-value assessments, tightening up the appeals process and reining in breaks on commercial redevelopments, according to a draft report obtained Tuesday by The Ass…

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Dixie Myers Hackler, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away at 2:18 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at her home with tears of sadness and joy. Dixie was born July 29, 1939, in Danville, the daughter of Hubert and Pearl (Place) Myers. She grew up outside of Catlin, and graduated from Georgetown High Sch…

Richard Phillip "Dick" Layden, 89, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston. He was born on the 11th of March, 1930, in Danville, Ill., the son of Edward and Cornelia (Fitzgerald) Layden. He married Cath…