In a column published in Sunday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin notes that rules such as the filibuster are in place to keep one party from running roughshod over the other.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 virus has killed more than 300,000 Americans so far. The pandemic forced public officials to limit public gatherings, restrict business operations and plead with people to wear masks.
Everyone looks forward to the new year 2021 that begins in a week. This year, 2020, will go down as one of the toughest for many people.
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.
Danville City Council members moved forward last week with a plan to pay for improvements at Laura Lee Fellowship House on East Williams Street.
The video from a Dec. 3 high school football game was shocking but, sadly, not surprising given the state of American society these days.
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.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Gaming board still working on Danville casino application
- Danville man dies from gunshot wounds, woman injured
- Danville Post 210 opens with a sweep of Washington (Ind.)
- City looks at consolidating city hall, public works
- Small but mighty Storm take 3rd in Class 1A
- Photo-worthy performance
- Weekend shootings send 2 to hospital
- Police Report - Friday, June 11, 2021
- DACC summer camps see high enrollment
- Reopening advances, county records another death
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