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One Suspect Held, Two Sought in Armed Robbery

Vermilion County GOP, Democrats Pick Leaders

Anti-Bulying Speaker to Appear in Danville

DACC Jobs Connection Fair Attracts a Crowd

'American Idol Live!' Tour Coming to State Fair

City Going After $13.5 Million Dollar TIGER Grant

Ameren Says Improvements Save on Bills

Concerns Voiced About National Scenic River

DACC ADN Nursing Receives Initial Accreditation

Grant Helps Promote Booster Seats for Kids

FutureGen Project Signs Labor Agreement

District 118 Sets First Grade Math Challenge

Mayor Appearing at Gambling Expansion Hearing

Downtown Tour of Businesses Scheduled

Gasoline Retailers Against Proposed Tax Hike

DHS Wall of Fame Inductee Dead at 71

New Hanging Baskets, Clean-Up Coming Downtown

American Cornhole Championships Coming Here

Bill Would Help Working Women on the Job

First Color Burst Fun Run a Huge Success!

Showers Likely to Cause More Delays for Farmers

Kickapoo Trail Funding O-K'd For First Stage

Hoopeston Police Say Suspect Held in Fatal Shooting

Volunteers Step-Up to Help 'Make the Grade'

Proposed County Wind Farm Getting New Owner

Lawmakers Considering New Minimum Wage Bill

DACC Ag Day Activities Attract a Crowd

Tax Breaks Available for Tornado Victims

Sen. Barickman Applauds Disaster Bill Approval

State Police Issue Reminder About Dangers of Trash

Common Core Debated in Illinois Senate

Governor Outlines $8.6 Billion Dollar Road Plan

New Principal Picked for Danville's Liberty School

Danville School Board Reaches Consensus on Dress

Money Smart Week Provides Tips for Saving Cash

New 2-1-1 System Operating in Vermilion County

Danville Firefighters Battle Overnight Blaze

'F.A.V.O.R.' Links Local Organizations

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Danville Trees

Proposal Calls for Linking Danville to Amtrak

Governor Discusses Requirements for More Gaming

Transportation Funds to Address Winter Repairs

Academy Idea Getting a Good Response

Committee Delays Action on Office-Holder Salaries

Former Governor Against Term Limits on Legislators

New State Police Commander Named at District 10

Grain Truck Collision Ties-Up Traffic Along Route 150

Road Construction Work Picking-Up in Area

Illinois Economy Showing Slow Growth

Methamphetamine Problem Growing in County

Georgetown Fire Leads to Four Meth Arrests

Mayor, YMCA Team to 'Get Danville Movin'

Danville May Pursue $10-Million Dollar TIGER Grant

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Crossroads Christian Chuch invites you to Travel to Jerusalem


CrossRoads Christian Church in Danville invites you to travel to Jerusalem on Thursday April 17, or Friday April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Visit the Upper Room, Gethsemane, Golgotha, and the Empty Tomb. Encounter Jesus, the disciples, and  the court of the High Priest.  Make plans now to attend this special Easter presentation and Communion Service, April 17 or 18, at 6:30 p.m. Experience the Passion and the Power of Jesus at CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 North Vermilion, Danville, Illinois. Free admission... For more information call, 217.443.4323

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet at VFW


Saturday, April 19, 2014 - All you can eat breakfast buffet from 7 am - 9:30 am at the VFW, 8 Pine St, Danville. Eggs scrambled or your way, french toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, white gravy, biscuits. Orange juice and coffee provided. Carry-outs available. Price $6.00.

Easter Fun Day at Vermilion County Fairgrounds


April 19, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds. Easter Egg Hunt, Baby Contest, Petting Zoo, Bounce House. $5 per child under 12; $3 per adult (1 & under free); this fee gets you: all events, lunch, candy bag, mud bog, electric trucks, face painting, chalk art contest, take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more info: Carla Haga 217-497-9897 or Lori Rouse 217-304-6082.

Jim Swider Cancer Benefit at American Legion Post 210


American Legion Post 210 will be hosting a cancer benefit for Jim Swider on Saturday, April 19, from 2pm-8pm. All day = live auctions, hourly drawings, 50/50, door prizes, entertainment; and the raffle of a 1968  Chevy Chevelle will be held at 5:30 pm. For more information, contact Danny at 217-213-4799 or Debbie at 217-304-5975.

Mt Vernon UMC Easter Day Activities


The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church (Champaign) is opening their Easter day activities to the community.  All are welcome to a free, full breakfast beginning at 9:00 A.M., followed by an Easter egg hunt for children at 9:45.  The service celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will begin at 10:30 A.M.  This country church is located at 2201 CR 900 East, Champaign.  To reach the church, drive north on Mattis road out of Champaign three miles past Olympian Drive, turn left at the church sign (CR 2200 north) and drive one mile to the church.  Call the Rev. Dr. L. Rachel Berry, 217-359-0196, for more information.
 

Illiana Alzheimer's Conference.


Caring for someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease can present daily challenges.  That’s why the Illiana Alzheimer’s Alliance (IAA) of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation is hosting a day-long conference for caregivers entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease Challenges & Choices,” on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The conference will be held at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, IN.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Illinois time.  The conference is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and includes lunch.  Cost is $30 for caregivers/CNAs/public; $80 for professionals (includes CEUs), and $30 for students with ID. For more information or to register, contact Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation, 551 North Logan Avenue, Danville, IL  61832, 217.442.6583. 
Registration deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014.  Seating is limited.
 

2nd Annual South View Family Council Entertainment and Shopping Extravaganza


The second annual South View Family Council Entertainment and Shopping Extravaganza will be taking place on Monday, April 21st  from 5-7:30 in the South View Cafetorium. There will be vendors, raffle items, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds raised will benefit the South View Music Department as well as the general fund that helps all South View students.

Clean Up Day for Seniors 60 and over


 Seniors age 60 and over in the Georgetown, Indianola, Sidell and Allerton areas can take advantage of free help around the house and yard on Saturday, April 26. Faith in Action South and the Jamaica Flatlanders 4-H Club are pairing up to offer a Chore Day for seniors April 26 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Club members can wash windows, clean out flower beds, sweep out garages, pick up sticks or help with other spring cleaning jobs. Call Faith in Action South at 217.267.2752 by Wednesday, April 23 to sign up.  Homeowners are asked to provide their own cleaning supplies. Faith in Action South is an outreach ministry of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation. 
 

Danville Care Center Blood Drive


Friday, April 25 from 11 am – 3 pm in the cafeteria. To make an appointment, contact Nancy Burris at 217-443-2977 or naburris@chmcare.com.

Benefit Concert for Dylan Lyons


Benefit Concert for Dylan Lyons on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the David S Palmer Arena, Danville. Doors open at 5 pm. bands start at 5:30 pm. Tickets $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Age 15 and under free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets available at the Palmer Arena Box Office. Entertainment = X-Krush, 90s Daughter, Feuding Hillbillys, Heel Dragger, Upshot, Johnnie Mae, James Jones Trio, John Jansky. Silent auctions; 50/50; Dylan t-shirts and bracelets.
Interested in being a vendor? Call 339-526-9011.

Covington United Methodist Women to Hold Annual Rummage Sale


Covington United Methodist Women's annual rummage sale will take place Saturday, April 26, from 8 am - 1 pm EST at the church, 419 Washington St, Covington. Clothing for adults and children, small appliances, glassware, toys, crafts and miscellaneous. Proceeds will help the United Methodist Women support various local, national and world mission projects. For additional information, please contact Fauneil Bever @ 765-793-3016 or Jane Moore @ 765-366-1302.

Marcy (Partin) McCarty "Kicking Cancer's Butt" Benefit


Join us as we assist Marcy (Partin) McCarty in “Kicking Cancer’s Butt”. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4pm til whenever. Sarge’s Tap, 409 E Main St, Danville. Karaoke, Auction, Food, Games, Picture Booth, and 50/50 Raffle. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate, an account has been set up at Midwest America Federal Credit Union (210 N Gilbert St) in the name of Monica Wisecup. Any amount you feel you can contribute is appreciated. Thank you in advance - Prayers are also appreciated.
 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast


An All-you-can-eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast to benefit the Hoopeston Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 6 am - 11:30 am at the Hoopeston American Legion, 502 E. Penn St. in Hoopeston.  Carry-outs will be available.  Good will offerings and/or donations of pet food, toys, cat litter, cleaning supplies, towels will be accepted.   For more information call 217-283-6312.
 

1st Annual F.A.V.O.R. Bar Stool Open


Saturday, April 26th at 11 am. Register today at www.favorgolf.org. Registration fees are $80 per team; 4 people per team. All proceeds go to local charities. Locations: Elks #332, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, Masonic Center, K of C, Gao Grotto. MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD TO PLAY.

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day


On Saturday, April 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Danville Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, safety demonstrations, and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. For more information, visit www.danvilleymca.org 
 

Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner


Union Corner United Methodist Church , 14158 Perrysville Rd, Danville will be having their annual chicken noodle dinner on Saturday, April 26 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, homemade desserts and drinks. Freewill offerings accepted.

Chicken Noodle Dinner


The Children's Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois will hold a Chicken Noodle Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Drink, and Dessert on Monday, April 28th at the Masonic Temple 109 W. North St. in Danville, IL.  Serving time will be from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and tickets are $7.  For tickets and more information, please call 217-446-9377 or 217-446-7620.  Carry-Outs will be available.
 

Employee Giving Group to Hold $5 Jewelry Sale


The Employee Giving Group (EGG) of Presence Covenant Medical Center’s Foundation will be hosting a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale on Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29.
A wide variety of jewelry and accessories will be on sale for $5 each in Auditoriums A&B at Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 West Park Street, Urbana. The hours are as follows: Monday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29 from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted, as well as payroll deduction for Presence employees. All proceeds from the sale benefit EGG initiatives. For more information on EGG or the $5 Jewelry Sale, contact Presence Covenant Medical Center’s Foundation at 217.337.4713.
 

Edison PTA Fun Night


Edison PTA Fun Night - Friday, May 2nd at Edison Elementary from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  We will have food, games, cake walk, and bounce houses.  All of the proceeds go to benefit Edison Elementary PTA. 
 

PACE, Inc "Wheel of Fun" Wheelathon


PACE, Inc “Wheel of Fun” Wheelathon – Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana 9:30 am – 2 pm. Join our effort as a sponsor. Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 11. For more info, visit our Website at paceil.org.

YMCA Lunch & Learn Session


The Danville Family YMCA is hosting a free Lunch and Learn session on vascular disease at the facility on Wednesday, May 7 from 12:00-1:00pm:  “Get Your Blood Pumping.”  A light lunch and free blood pressure screenings will be offered. This session is free, but reservations are required and space is limited.  To reserve your seat, contact the Danville Family YMCA at 217.442.0563.
 

The Danville Family YMCA to offer Summer Membership Special for Youth and Famili


The Danville Family YMCA is offering a Summer Membership Special for Youth and Families from April 14, 2014 through May 9, 2014.Sign up for Summer Youth Membership for $50 and ½ off the start-up fee or Summer Single Parent Family Membership or Summer Family Membership for $99 and off ½ off the start-up fee to receive this rate and all the benefit of membership June 1, 2014 – August 31, 2014. For more information, visit www.danvilleymca.org or contact us at 217.442.0563

         

YMCA Summer Camp Registration


The Danville Family YMCA Opens Summer Day Camp registration with a free give away! The Danville Family YMCA Summer Day Camp registration opens on Monday, April 14, 2014 with a special offer for early registration.  Sign-up between April 14, 2014 and May 9, 2014 and receive a free water bottle and bag. YMCA Summer Day Camp is for campers Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The camp will begin on June 11, 2014 and will end on August 15, 2014.  For more information about YMCA Summer Day Camp please visit www.danvilleymca.org or contact Brittny Woodard 21744.0563 ext. 18

 

American Legion Post 210 Car and Bike Show


American Legion Riders, Post 210 Car and Bike Show. Saturday, May 17, 2014. 201 Prospect Place, Danville. $10 entry fee. DJ, 50/50, auction corn hole tournament. Registration starts at 9 am / awards at 1:30 pm. For more info call Troy at 217-497-8237.
 

Second Annual Bismarck-Henning Music Booster Mini-Golf Tournament


May 24, 2014 - Second Annual Bismarck-Henning Music Booster Mini-Golf Tournament. 10 am - 4 pm at Illini Skateland, 8 Brewer Rd, Danville. Cost is $10 per person. There will be grand prize and hole-in-one prizes like: Starbucks gift packages, dinner gift certificates, prize worth $200. Also, prize drawing throughout the day. For more info: Penny Huffman 217-799-9575 or Candy Edwards 217-759-8291.

Host Families for International Student Exchange


International Student Exchange is seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international students. These students are ages 15-18 and are now available for “adoption” for 5-12 months! Students come with medical insurance and spending money. You provide a loving home with care and guidance, 3 meals a day, and a bed. Our goal is to have the students matched with host families by June 1. Call ISE today at 844-556-6688 or visit our website at www.ISEUSA.com.
 

ECI Community Action Agency Accepting Applications in Westville


Do you want to give your child a Head Start? The ECI Community Action Agency is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Head Start Three to Five Program. Parents interested in enrolling their child in the Head Start Program at the Trinity Head Start Center, 311 Moses St, Westville, should call 217-267-9814 to schedule and application appointment. Head Start is free to income eligible families.

ECI Community Action Agency Accepting Applications


ECI Community Action Agency is currently accepting applications for the Head Start - Birth to Five Services for the 2014-2015 Program Year. Applications will be taken Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Community Action Agency's Administration Office located at 56 N Vermilion St and the following Head Start sites: Family and Development Center - 446-1800; Fair Oaks 446-7739; Roselawn 442-2205. Head Start is free to income eligible families.

ECI Hoopeston Community Action Head Start Accepting Applications


ECI Community Action Agency is currently accepting applications for the Head Start Three to Five Services for the 2014-2015 Program Year. Applications will be taken Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30 pm at the Hoopeston Head Start Center located at The First Church of Christ, 502 E Main St, Hoopeston. Call 217-283-6474 for an application appointment. Head Start is free to income eligible families.

Vermilion County Animal Shelter Rabies Clinics


Vermilion Country Animal Shelter Rabies Clinics: May 10, Rossville old fire station, 8 am – 11 am and Oakwood fire station 12:30 pm – 2 pm; May 17, North end of Westville Park 8 am – 11 am and Bismarck new fire station, 9:30 am – 11 am; May 24, Georgetown City Garage, 8 am – 11 am; June 14, Tilton Animal Shelter 1 pm – 3 pm.

CRIS Healthy Aging Center Offers Seniors Opportunity to Visit Pennsylvania


The CRIS Healthy-Aging Center has coordinated with Diamond Tours Inc. to offer a 6-day, 5-night tour to Pennsylvania Dutch County.  This incredibly priced package includes 5 nights lodging, 8 meals (5 breakfasts and 3 dinners), tickets to the MOSES Show at Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre, a guided tour of Lancaster including Amish Country, a visit to the charming Kitchen Kettle Village, and admission to Landis Valley Museum and Village. The trip will be from Sunday, September 7 through Friday, September 12, 2014.  Seniors can choose from single ($709 per person), double ($559 per person) or triple ($539 per person) room occupancy.  Full payment must be submitted by July 2, 2014, to secure your spot.  For your convenience, trip insurance is offered through Travel Confident Insurance. This low policy premium is based on which occupancy you choose, and insures the reimbursement of the trip cost in the event a traveler must cancel. For more tour information, to sign up or travel policy coverage, please contact Laura Flessner at CRIS Healthy-Aging Center (309 North Franklin Ave, Danville, IL) at (217) 443-2999.

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