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Republican lawmakers around the country are working in various ways to pass new laws to make it harder for voters to access the polls. The most concerted efforts are occurring in states such as Georgia and Arizona where former President Donald Trump lost close elections and then falsely clai…

Amid optimism that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, it would be easy to shrug off the words of Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last Thursday evening, exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic, President Joe Biden made his first prime-time address to the nation.

Embrace hope as we mourn a half-million

As the one-year anniversary of the month during which the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. nears, a milestone signifying the severity and seriousness of the public health crisis has already arrived.

In a career about-face, President Joe Biden vowed in the 2020 campaign to end the federal death penalty, as well as provide incentives for capital punishment states to abolish their death-penalty statutes.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act would move the state toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy by 2050, which could create jobs without spending taxpayer money and make Illinois a leader in renewable energy.

It's been quite a while since the people of Danville and Vermilion County have risen to the sight of heavy snowfall outside their windows. After a series of relatively mild winters, 2021 is reminding everyone what winter weather can look and feel like.

On Wednesday, Joe Biden took the oath of office and became the 46th president of the United States. A few minutes later, Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president, the first woman to hold that post.

A community’s newspaper plays an important role in the lives of the people it serves. A newspaper’s primary function is to inform, to provide facts so that residents can make informed decisions regarding issues in their community.

We will celebrate a very different Christmas and New Year’s Day this year. With the threat of COVID-19 continuing to lurk across the globe, families are cautioned to forego their usual gatherings in an effort to stem the spread of the deadly virus.


A recent notice from Illinois State Police about roadside safety checks to be conducted during December in Vermilion County serves as a reminder for local drivers to use extra caution during this holiday month.

Rarely does a state election official make a public statement. But Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting system implementation manager, had had enough.

The end of the Thanksgiving holiday signals the start of the mad rush toward Christmas, although this year’s rush might be a bit quieter thanks to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vermilion County experienced few, if any problems, during the Nov. 3 election. The total number of local voters was fairly strong, but more than a few residents didn’t bother to cast a ballot despite efforts to make it easier than ever to do so.

Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.

As part of Illinois Region 6, Vermilion County residents join the rest of the state in the latest round of restrictions designed to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections, according to the Vermilion County Health Department, the county had 178 active cases as of Oct. 30, with 6,200 cases recorded since the pandemic started.

In just a few days, Americans will practice the art of democracy by casting their ballots — in fact, millions already have done so this year under early voting rules. But many of us will wait to be part of Tuesday’s traditions on election day.

Vermilion County officials, along with their counterparts in Danville and other communities, face the difficult task of crafting a budget for next year with no clear idea of what the COVID-19 pandemic might mean in terms of revenue or expenses.

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