October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when the whole community can offer a bit of help to those who find their lives disrupted by violence from those closest to them.

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The past 16 years have been nothing short of tumultuous across Iraq and Syria. The United States found that, in its hour of need, it could not rely on NATO ally Turkey to provide military support. Other allies recoiled. But on the ground, the Kurdish fighters of northern Syria and Iraq stood…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates 268,600 American women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. It also estimates 41,760 women will die from the disease in 2019.

President Trump's path to reelection goes through the Democratic Party. Goal No. 1 is to get Democrats to eliminate his greatest threat: Joe Biden.

Today marks the beginning of the 79th National Newspaper Week, a time to appreciate the contributions newspaper make in their communities and to think about the consequences should newspapers disappear.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives embarked on a rare mission last week as they began an impeachment investigation regarding the actions of President Donald Trump.

The timing could not have been better for Taxpayers United of America to release its 13th annual list of the highest local public pensions last week. Or for Moody’s Investment Service to share the disappointing news that Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension debt stills stands at more than a…

The nation just finished its observation of National Farm Safety and Health Week, but it’s not too late to remind drivers about the hazards that crop up during harvest in Illinois and Indiana.

The United Way of Danville Area recently kicked off its annual fundraising campaign. The effort deserves the support of all who call Vermilion County and western Indiana home.

Americans everywhere watched in horror Tuesday as broadcast outlets replayed the suicide missions carried out against the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Danville City Council members plan to decide soon whether to allow cannabis — marijuana — sales in the city, for medicinal or recreational uses. It’s an opportunity they should not ignore.

Remember when trade wars were “good, and easy to win”? President Donald Trump’s glib declaration has now been replaced by a new one, from his Senate surrogate, Lindsey Graham: Americans should “accept the pain” of Trump’s trade war with China.

More than 135 years ago, the Central Labor Union in New York proposed a holiday to honor the efforts of their members. The holiday included a picnic and a demonstration by union members.

Danville City Council members should be consideration of the three proposals the city received by developers interested in constructing a casino — with the exact site yet to be determined. It’s an important decision, and one that should be done with as much transparency as possible.

In quirkily related business news that may have caught your eye: Uber plans to lease enough space in Chicago's soon-to-be-renovated old post office building to accommodate thousands of workers, while restaurant managers in Fort Smith, Arkansas, are struggling to hire enough people to staff t…

Credit former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with doing what appeared to be impossible — he united Illinois Republicans and Democrats 10 years ago. When Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on a variety of corruption charges, Republicans and Democrats alike believed justice…

Almost everyone loves puppies and kittens, Sweet, playful and cuddly, they can soften even the hardest heart. But far too many people don't think about all of the responsibilities of being a pet owner before bringing Spot or Tiger home with them.

The 24-hour hotline at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is at the front line in the agency's fight against child abuse and neglect. An incoming call about a potential abuse or neglect case can set in course a child's rescue — or keep a child imperiled if not timely pursued.

Beginning Monday, many more vehicles carrying precious cargo will share the streets and roads with the rest of us — school buses filled with students. With the beginning of a new school year for many area students comes the potential danger of distracted drivers.

This Week's Circulars


Leon Snyder, 74, of Hillsboro, passed away October 11, 2019. Funeral 2:00 PM Thursday October 17 2019 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg; visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Thursday October 17, 2019

James Donald Cappellano, 56, formerly of Danville, passed way October 10, 2019. He was born July 31, 1963. Preceded in death by son, Justin Lee Cappellano, and mother-in-law, Shirley Lemley. Survived by wife of 35 years, Jody Cappellano, Clarence, Ill.; son James Donald Cappellano Jr. (Ashle…