Vermilion County Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy has been re-elected as the 5th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Circuit Judge. The election occurred during the Circuit Judge Annual Meeting held December 13, 2022. First elected as Chief Circuit Judge during 2020, O’Shaughnessy will b…
When you consider the common field crops in Illinois, it’s no doubt corn (Zea mays) has had a heavy influence on agriculture. However, broomcorn (Sorghum bicolor) is a lesser-known member of the grass family (Poaceae) with an agricultural history of its own in our state. It’s more closely re…
After Thanksgiving, many Americans will be nursing indigestion from the copious amounts of food we have just eaten or dealing with the madness of Black Friday. As the demolition derby of shopping carts commences, there is but one more conflict among shoppers and perhaps disagreement at the T…
DANVILLE – Falling snow in November, reminds us the holidays are right around the corner. For many residents, attending the Vermilion County Master Gardeners “Make a Holiday Wreath” class is a favorite tradition. Master Gardener Pat Sollars will once again demonstrate how to create a live wreath.
DANVILLE — In five months, the Golden Nugget Danville casino is targeted for opening.
The pay is a pittance, nighttime and weekend work is required and you’re often the first call when something — anything — goes wrong.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public that the extension of expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits is set to end Dec. 1, 2022. White initially initiated the extension in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly every deciduous plant in the Illinois landscape has lost it leaves for the year, except for one standout. The non-native, invasive shrubs collectively referred to as bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) have not quite lost theirs yet, which makes them really noticeable this time of year. …
With inflation impacting food prices and fuel for trucks delivering nearly everything, it’s not surprising that the annual American Farm Bureau Federation’s Thanksgiving Dinner survey shows this year’s meal will cost more than in 2021.
DANVILLE — Another Danville Festival of Trees is in the books, with Scott Mathis taking home the festival cup for the top tree.
PONTIAC – State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) welcomed dozens of high school students to take a deep dive government and try their hand at the lawmaking process. The event was part of Barickman’s ongoing Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program, which is designed to engage young people…
CHAMPAIGN — Now that retailers are beginning to make over-the-counter hearing aids available, a local expert urges taking one main step before you buy:
The Hoopeston Public Library’s Drama Team will return to action Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 in “The Return of Buddy Egnew” an original drama written by Tom Sweeney.
SPRINGFIELD — The state will reopen a mortgage-assistance program for pandemic-affected homeowners Nov. 1.
Project Success of Vermilion County will sponsor its annual Lights On Afterschool rally on Friday, October 28th at 5:00 PM.
BLOOMINGTON — IHSA officials currently aren’t ready to commit to a universal shot clock for boys’ and girls’ basketball, but such technology may eventually be part of all Illinois high school basketball games.
As we transition from summer to fall and the temperatures start cooling off, many of us will be spending more time outdoors.
The anti-SAFE-T Act movement now has its own website — stopthesafe-tact.com — a group that included Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy and GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey announced at a news conference this week.
One of my favorite plants of late summer is the tall and tasseled titan Joe-Pye weed. This common name refers to a number of native species that often require an additional descriptive word to identify individuals, although many of us drop the descriptor and simply say “Joe-Pye weed.”
Throughout the fall season, garden centers are filled with a beautiful selection of mums (short for chrysanthemums). In the garden, mums provide both a spectacular fall display and a late-season nectar source for pollinating insects.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week in Ogden officially opened another 1.5-mile stretch of the Kickapoo Rail Trail in eastern Champaign County.
The big business of video gambling: 5 counties, 70 establishments with $500,000-plus wagered in August
All told, there are 43,876 state-authorized video gambling terminals in 8,072 locations across Illinois. In August alone, they took in $2,651,002,556.30 and gave back $2,424,054,191.18, adding up to net wagering activity of $226,948,365.12.
This past week was the fall equinox, which marks the beginning of autumn.
Hoopeston Public Library is partnering with other libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System to sponsor the 2022 IHLS Library Crawl.
Come dressed in your best costume and join us in Downtown Danville for FREE Blacklight & Live Right Trick or Treating Friday, October 7 from 6-8 p.m.
First Fridays Downtown Danville has partnered with the Fischer Theatre to bring one of Nashville's finest musical experiences back to Danville on Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
The Danville Symphony Orchestra has announced that tickets for the 2022-2023 season are now on sale.
Carle Health is opening community influenza (flu) vaccine drive-thru clinics beginning Sept. 24 through Oct. 23 at select locations in Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Mattoon. These clinics are a popular option for those seeking a convenient way to get their annual shot.
National Farm Safety and Health Week runs September 18-24. This year’s theme is ‘Protecting Agriculture’s Future.’
Earlier this summer, the monarch butterfly was in the news as the International Union for Conservation of Nature designated the migratory species as “endangered” on its Red List of Threatened Species. This announcement sparked some misunderstanding as many confused that with the U.S. Fish &a…
SPRINGFIELD — Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, cash bail will be abolished in Illinois.
DANVILLE, IL.- The Danville Library Foundation and the Danville Public School Foundation are collaborating to bring legendary Singer-Songwriter, Judy Collins to the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium as a kick off to her Holiday and Hits Tour on Saturday, Nov. 26 for a public performance as a Thank Yo…
The willingness to work hard appears to be in the blood for the Chesnut family. The children of Alan and Leesa Chesnut are known for their ability to give it their all when working on the family farm or for neighboring farmers. Two of them, who are in high school, have farmland that they rent.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday that Illinois taxpayers will soon start receiving rebates of their income and property taxes, either in the mail or by direct bank deposits.
Everyone is invited to party with planets Jupiter and Saturn at the Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
On Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m. the Vermilion County Museum Society is excited to host Dr. William Gingold, a child Holocaust survivor from World War II, as he presents his fascinating story of his family’s struggle to survive in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Danville Public Library kicks-off holiday shopping season with unique local author book fair, farmer’s market, craft event
Danville Public Library Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season with a Unique Local Author Book Fair, Farmer’s Market, and Craft Event
The Class of 1957 was the first class to be graduated from the new Hoopeston High School. The class recently met on Aug. 6-7 to celebrate their 65th reunion with a luncheon at The Barn and a brunch at 112 in Hoopeston.
Georgetown Ladies Club seeks contestants for Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss Georgetown Contest
GEORGETOWN, IL - The Georgetown Ladies Club is looking for girls and boys ages five to eight and girls ages nine to twelve to join in the excitement of their annual Little Miss, Little Mister and Junior Miss Georgetown Contest.
After missing the last few opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fifth Trees for Trash event was presented in Hoopeston Saturday morning.
Hoopeston Area High School crowned Billy Zarate and Tori Birge as this year's Prom King and Queen Saturday. The prom court is pictured here: front row: Prom Queen Tori Birge and Prom King Billy Zarate; back row: Emily Ray, Kira DeWitt, Lucy Lugo, Nick Hofer, Jonathan Herron and Logan Gonzalez.
Danville, IL – Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is distributing food to area families facing food insecurity. The distribution will be held at Mark Denman Elementary School (930 Colfax St.) in Danville, Illinois on May 21 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and is open to residents of Vermilion County. Th…
Danville Area Community College’s Career & Employment Services will hold two separate Drive-Thru Job Fairs on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 from 9AM-1PM. (Rain dates are May 10 & 11) The DACC Drive-Thru Job Fairs will be held in DACC’s front parking lot at 2000 East Main St., D…