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With the serious COVID-19 health crisis more and more people are home bound and looking for ways to occupy their time and minds. The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is the perfect way to learn about different gardening topics from home by watching programs with the Illinois Extension H…

SPRINGFIELD, IL, - Vermilion County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Last year we moved to Hoopeston because my husband accepted a job with the school district here. We signed a lease on an apartment so that we could take our time looking for a house.

Glenn Dale Brasel was born the 18th of March 1890, in Cartter, Marion County, IL, south of Salem, son of John B. and Elizabeth (Huff) Brasel. While in college, Brasel's education was interrupted by World War I, leaving college to serve two years in France before continuing his education.

Jesus was filled with passion, and it was his passion that got him killed. Jesus’s passion for the kingdom of God led to what is often called his “passion,” namely his suffering and death. But to restrict Jesus’s passion to his suffering and death is to ignore the passion that brought him to…

I believe in that great “Getting up in the morning” attitude that can bring us into a hopeful day. But, I also know that God can raise us up now, that God has the power to bring us out of those dark and dismal tombs that imprison us now, that fill us with anxiety, and can smother the very li…

Presiding Judge Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy announced March 25 that the judiciary in Vermilion County is taking further action in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic. The judges continue to monitor responses to COVID-19 and follow guidance provided by state and local publi…

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Editor’s Note: Since this story was written Thursday, March 26, the Iroquois County Public Health Department issued a press release March 27 saying a second man has been confirmed as a positive COVID-19 case. The second person is a 40-year-old male. Again, no other information is being relea…

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Several rural locations within Carle Health System have changed their business hours for primary care and laboratory services, as of today, March 23, due to continued concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19. Patients may call their physician’s office to reschedule appointments.

Hoopeston Area and Rossville-Alvin school district staff members and residents rallied last week to support their local schools and students in the face of a statewide shutdown of school as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, also referred to as the Coronavirus.

Raising an others-centered child in a child-centered culture. This encapsulates how I have felt as a twenty-first century parent. How do we help a new generation of people understand humankindness? Humankind-NESS. As in, what it should mean to live this life in close proximity to other human…

A friend of mine told me a powerful story of a young girl who was holding a sign that read, “I am hungry, please give me food.” She stood on a corner while people kept walking by her without stopping. Some people didn’t notice her standing there. Finally, a homeless lady, pushing her cart, g…

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has issued a call for high school artists to showcase their talent by entering the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District of Illinois. Entries are due by May 4.

Vermilion County Board Chairman issued a statement regarding visitor restrictions at county offices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vermilion County voters voted down a second attempt to implement a one percent sales tax aimed at providing additional funding for Vermilion County schools during Tuesday’s primary election.

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Near the conclusion of an extended Hoopeston City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Bill Crusinberry addressed the city’s COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, response plan.

A local student is presenting a survey for her PhD dissertation. Community members are asked to fill out the survey online at https://s.surveyplanet.com/kqVU8g0m.

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, also referred to as the Coronavirus, spread from being relatively contained around Cook County last week to a case being identified as close as Champaign County over the weekend, area schools, governments, businesses and groups have enacted new p…

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, also referred to as the Coronavirus, spread from being relatively contained around Cook County last week to a case being identified as close as Champaign County over the weekend, area schools, governments, businesses and groups have enacted new p…

Following Friday’s order from Gov. JB Pritzker, Hoopeston Area and Rossville-Alvin School District schools are closed this week and will remain closed through at least March 30.

Following Friday’s order from Gov. JB Pritzker, Hoopeston Area and Rossville-Alvin School District schools are closed this week and will remain closed through at least March 30.