Danville's municipal leadership is facing some of its most consequential decisions in decades in coming months as they formulate a plan to spend $25 million in COVID-19 relief funds.
There are few moments that we Americans share that bind us together in a constructive way. Most of our collective moments in these days of division and incivility do the opposite.
It’s been a tough year for everyone. We have been forced to live with the unimaginable amid the COVID-19 pandemic and learned how to help one another in ways we never thought possible. As students return to classrooms across the state, we all need to do our part to ensure the stability of their mental health.
Horrific stories came out of Afghanistan in the past couple of weeks as U.S. forces worked to withdraw from a country where they had been at war for 20 years. On Aug. 23, pictures taken at the airport in Kabul showed people desperate to flee Taliban rule falling to their deaths as they clung to aircraft departing the country. The week before, hundreds of thousands were displaced as provincial capitals all over Afghanistan fell to Taliban troops.
Vermilion County's COVID-19 case count, fueled by the delta variant that's sweeping through vulnerable populations, has seen an unfortunate increase. In addition to cases being up, so are deaths and hospitalizations.
John F. Kennedy in his book “Profiles in Courage” wrote about eight senators who bucked public opinion or their own political party to do the right thing.
Danville had every reason to brace itself for results from the 2020 U.S. Census. The trend was set. A multitude of factors were at work to deliver communities such as ours some sour news about their population.
During a time when rank partisanship almost always rules the day, it's good to see that overcoming the "party-first" mentality is still possible for some causes in the Illinois General Assembly.
The murky waters of American politics are roiled again, with hyperpartisans warning each other to beware of the monsters that hover beneath their surface.
It wasn't long ago that optimism filled the air. There was a clear indication the public health crisis that swept across the landscape was abating. Hope was high that American life was returning to normal.
Terre Haute, in nearby Vigo County, Indiana, became the stage for a misuse of the federal death penalty, a punishment long reserved as a last resort in America’s justice system.
It's been a while, but there is finally a ripple of excitement around Danville as the annual hot-air balloon festival — Balloons over Vermilion — makes its long-awaited return to the community.
Let's do our best to refrain from making jokes and puns about Danville and Vermilion County being high on life over the presence of the Sunnyside cannabis dispensary on the city's east side.
It may have seemed a little strange at times during the recent National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
If you've been looking for positive signs — and haven't we all? — that the coronavirus pandemic may soon be behind us, look no further than the campus of Danville Area Community College today.
The number of Vermilion County adults who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 was nearing the 20% mark as a new week began, a plateau that signifies a notable achievement for the community in its effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Those who know best are in agreement about the 2020 general election. It was free, secure and safe. The results were fair and accurate. There was no significant voter fraud. Anywhere.
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.
The arrival of financial help after a year of pandemic hardships will make a difference for the residents of Danville, Vermilion County and east-central Illinois.
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.
It was disappointing, though not at all surprising, that Illinois' District 15 Congresswoman Mary Miller voted early Saturday against the American Rescue Plan that would direct pandemic relief to those in our state and across the country who need it most.
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.
To its credit, Danville's school District 118 is asking for parents and students to express their preferences over returning to in-person learning after the long disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Around 50 national personalities signed on to a recent ad campaign urging President Joe Biden to reconsider the design of his $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package.
The many lawyers who labor in the trenches at innocence projects around the state have seen numerous examples of cases going off the rails, landing innocent people in prison for years.
Danville's Bresee Tower has stood tall and proud over the city for more than 100 years. It's understandable that residents would hold a special place in their thoughts for the iconic image of the 12-story structure.
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Mary Miller from Illinois' 15th congressional district, which includes Vermilion County, has had an eventful first two weeks in office.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- 13-year-old arrested in Lincoln Park shooting
- Danville schools could close if staff doesn't comply with state vaccine mandate
- Danville man hopeful for kidney transplant
- Bourbonnais man arrested in double homicide
- 2 dead, 2 injured in weekend shooting
- Police rescue suicidal subject
- Four more local COVID deaths reported
- Danville artist creates Lincoln penny sculpture
- Mayor asks for information about missing Danville native
- City to study fire stations, downtown parking