This Thanksgiving will be a different kind of holiday. This Thanksgiving will be difficult for many.
Danville City Council members recently approved increases in sewer fees in a decent compromise when considering the two issues influencing the vote.
As the absurd political theater continues to play itself out after the Nov. 3 election, it’s difficult not to become discouraged about what the next four years might bring.
Following months of a caustic campaign set against the bleak backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans regarded Election Day with anxiety. But we also had hope, hope that the election, once it was over, would bring clarity of direction and the promise of national unity.
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.
We mark Veterans Day on Wednesday, the day America recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of the men and women who wear our nation’s uniform and stand guard to protect us and our freedoms.
Regardless of which candidate captured Illinois’ 15th Congressional District seat, Danville and Vermilion County might feel a bit neglected these days.
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.
If election officials seem to be taking a long time in counting votes in the presidential election, we should take comfort in the fact that they’re making sure they do the job right.
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.
Halloween arrives Saturday. In addition to its usual creepy characters, ghastly ghouls and wicked witches, a new terror haunts the streets this year — the COVID-19 virus.
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.
A popular meme making the rounds of Facebook shows a row of Porta Potties on fire with the headline: “If 2020 were a scented candle.” It’s a suitable analogy.
It was sad news to see Danville’s Knights of Columbus chapter had decided to close its building on Bryan Avenue, the site for many special events and the popular Friday night fish fries during Lent.
Vermilion County’s continued increase in COVID-19 infections can’t be stopped with a magic pill. An effective, safe vaccine against the deadly virus, which has killed about 9,000 people in Illinois, still is weeks, if not months, away.
A safe and modern transportation system is important to the people of Danville and Vermilion County, so it's always good news when a vital travel artery through the area such as Interstate 74 gets a major upgrade to its infrastructure.
Fourteen people, along with the mayor, decide the direction for Danville. These 14 aldermen must decide about taxes, road work, special projects and dozens of other issues that determine whether the city makes progress.
Some area farmers started harvest recently, so it’s time for motorists to be on guard as they share rural roads with large pieces of agriculture equipment.
News that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus shook America and the world in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Officials in area communities should consider imposing at least a temporary ban on burning leaves this fall as long as the region continues to experience drought conditions.
The Carle medical center project and Danville’s proposed casino have captured city leaders’ attention during the past few months, and with good reason. Once completed, both will benefit the community for years to come.
We’re helpless against violence, whether locally or in Wisconsin or somewhere else in the nation. Worse, no one has a promising plan or idea to stop us from showing our worst to one another.
Some unwelcome news emerged Monday afternoon as Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new mitigation efforts will be placed on Kankakee and Will counties to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
High school sports can be divided into two categories. There are the generally more popular spectator sports, as well as participant sports that draw less public attention.
Consider this our petition to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board: Do not grant parole to the two monsters who fatally shot Illinois State Police Trooper Layton Davis on March 18, 1976, during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 near Effingham.
The state of Illinois may never again see, and probably never before saw, the blend of pragmatism, vision and political skill that combined to make James R. “Big Jim” Thompson the state’s longest-serving governor.
Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
The concept of safety in and around our schools generally turns our focus to protecting students from intruders, violent acts inside the school by students, and, now, the new threat of coronavirus infections spreading among students and staff.
Only a few months from a presidential election, at a time when the nation is on edge, a prudent attorney general would take care to stay above the fray, reassuring all Americans that he or she would bring rigorous impartiality to the conduct of the election and the fair counting of votes. Instead, we have William P. Barr.
It’s difficult to have a conversation about whether to hold in-person schooling in the fall without things breaking down into partisan arguments.
As we begin the sixth month of this strange journey through a coronavirus pandemic, we see clearly that the disease is affecting more than just those unlucky enough to actually contract it.
If you’re one of those people who hates it when a stranger shows up uninvited at your home, the coronavirus pandemic has had one upside: keeping you away from door-to-door salespeople, petition-gatherers and religious proselytizers. The chance of getting COVID-19 discourages such outreach, p…
The world of big-time college basketball is fiercely competitive, so much so it can be argued nice guys can’t thrive in such a dog-eat-dog atmosphere.
It was 75 years ago last April, as the end of World War II was drawing near, that famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle died on the tiny island of Ie Shima in the Pacific Ocean.
The sculpted bas-relief panels on the four bridge houses at Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River are among our city’s best examples of public art — and, quiet as kept, probably the most racist.
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are like football coaches on the sideline screaming at concussed players to sprint back onto the field or else they'll lose their spot on the team.
Scandal has once again surfaced in Springfield, and while defenders of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan continue to insist he has not been indicted nor convicted, the fact his reputation is further soiled is hard to dispute.
The Commonwealth Edison agreement with federal prosecutors gives Illinoisans $200 million reasons to demand legislators immediately get back to work on ethics reform.
Federal prosecutors have not yet indicated whether they will indict the Illinois House speaker they dub “Public Official A” in documents filed with an explosive ComEd plea deal on Friday, but as far as the quality of Illinois government is concerned, they don’t have to.
This Week's Circulars
CATLIN - Rachael Faye Hewitt, 92, of Catlin, passed away at 10:00 pm Monday, November 23, 2020 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville. She was born on February 27, 1928 in Danville, IL the daughter of Roy and Wilma Eaton Britch. She married Ray H. Hewitt on November 16, 1947 in Catlin, I…
Ernest "Ernie" Johnson 72, of Tilton, IL, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at OSF Hospital in Danville. Ernie was born to CG & Mary Johnson of Crystal Springs, MS. He is survived by his ex-wife, Sally Johnson, children; Bill (Melissa) Johnson & Carrie Johnson of Danville, IL, …
Donald Weil, 92, of Georgetown passed away on November 20, 2020 at OSF in Danville. Don was born on December 19, 1927 in Detroit Wayne County, Michigan the son of Ralph and Bernice (Tuchewicz) Weil. Don married Betty Lou Jenkins on August 28, 1958 in Michigan. She preceded him in death. Surv…
- Danville casino to be branded Golden Nugget
- Police have new tool with body cameras
- COVID-19 claims 30th victim in Vermilion County
- Casino strikes 'Gold'en Nugget agreement
- Giving Fence returns to help those in need
- No candidate files for Ward 2 alderman seat
- HUD approves Fair Oaks Phase 2 demolitions
- County, city prepare for snow
- All District 118 schools go to remote learning on Monday
- Wrestling coach Terrence Tetter was a pillar of Danville High
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