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.
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.
The only silver lining to be extracted from yet another report outlining sexual harassment in Springfield is the potential for further reform. When lawmakers return to the Capitol this month for the fall veto session — their first gathering following two investigations into House Speaker Mic…
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.
We're pleased that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has tabbed a former GOP congressman with a history of bipartisanship and record of effective governance to lead the board of one of Illinois' greatest assets and historic trusts.
Two previous presidents over the last half-century faced accusations of wrongdoing that reached the shameful level of an impeachment inquiry. So yes, the United States has been down this road before, which means Americans can anticipate some of the drama and discord to come from impeachment …
For a couple of decades, Illinois has allowed roads and bridges to crumble, which doesn't make much sense for a state whose economy is based on being a transportation hub for the nation.
Manager Joe Maddon has never fit the once-stereotypical image of a Cubs lovable loser. And he continued to defy that description as he left the team following Sunday's loss to the division champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Anyone who values wildlife and the treasures of nature had to be alarmed by the recent report that birds are in trouble. In the past 50 years, a comprehensive study found, the bird population of North America has declined by nearly 3 million — a loss of 29 percent. The head of the Audubon So…
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.
After years of restoration work, Orland Grasslands near Orland Park has seen the return of bobolinks, Eastern meadowlarks, Henslow’s sparrows and other birds.
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 upcoming veto session of the state legislature needs to be a watershed six days for Illinois, and by extension, Planet Earth.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court disappointed Americans who yearn for an end to partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of legislative and congressional district lines to favor the party in power. The court admitted that these maps "are incompatible with democratic principles." But it said it h…
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.
When the state legislature adjourned in June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and lawmakers congratulated themselves for a "historic" and "ambitious" and "consequential" spring session. They were quoted on front pages across Illinois, touting the volume and complexities of the bills they passed.
A San Diego State University survey of more than a million teens found the percentage of high school seniors who read a book, magazine or newspaper every day has plummeted from 60 percent in the 1970s to 16 percent in 2016.
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.
When it comes to the state's enduring educator shortage, a little progress — maybe even a little misguided progress at that — is something to note.
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.
Football's Friday night lights are shining for fewer families in Illinois this fall. High school participation in the sport has reached a 26-year low in the state and is falling far faster than the national rate.
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.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law two bills making it easier to consolidate local governments and reduce property taxes. That's good news.
One would hope that mature adults would care enough about the health of children to avoid behaviors that demonstrably endanger them — such as enshrouding them in a noxious cloud of cigarette smoke in the confines of the family car.
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.
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is expected to decide soon whether to allow an unconventional lawsuit that challenges Illinois' borrowing habits to proceed.
Eight years ago, reformers put an end to the death penalty in Illinois. After watching a parade of men who were sentenced to death but turned out to be innocent, the Legislature and former Gov. Pat Quinn abolished capital punishment.
Suppose you're walking down the street, eating at a restaurant or doing your job at work. Someone slumps over unconscious. You suspect a heart attack — but do you know what to do? If you don't, that person may die before your eyes.
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…
Rod Blagojevich has spent seven years in jail for crimes of his own making; he's due to spend another seven, unless President Trump commutes his sentence.
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.
When he set out to extract concessions from China and other countries, President Donald Trump assured Americans that "trade wars are good, and easy to win." He regarded previous presidents as easy marks for devious foreign governments, and he thought his tough tactics would force those rival…
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…
- Four hurt in Route 1 crash
- Danville man dies from injuries in crash
- Woman jumps from bridge; dies
- Danville man shot, killed in Urbana
- 9-year-old dies from crash injuries
- Drive-by shooting injures three
- City all in on Haven Gaming as casino operator
- Annual fundraiser draws thousands for meal
- Semi fire closes I-74
- Expo links business owners to resources