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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, …

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.

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.

MINNEAPOLIS — Christopher & Banks Corp., a specialty women’s apparel retailer, announced Thursday that it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.


The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reached 86 this week as five more county residents were reported as victims of the disease. They include one woman in her 70s, one woman in her 50s, and three men in their 80s.

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DANVILLE — The addition of a Family Universal Locker Room at the Danville Family YMCA will have many benefits for YMCA members and the community, officials say.

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DANVILLE — It’s going to be a different Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the city this year.

DANVILLE — The Danville Police Department is prepared for any local protests or rallies, as the FBI issued warnings about possible armed protests in all 50 state capitals for the upcoming presidential inauguration next week.

A woman in her 80s has been reported as the 81st COVID-19-related death in Vermilion County since the pandemic began last March. The death was announced by the health department on Friday evening.

Citing last year’s challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of Stock+Field, formerly Big R stores, announced Sunday all stores will be closing early this year.

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