Mayor Encourages Shoppers to Shop Local

Mayor Encourages Shoppers to Shop Local

As Christmas approaches many local residents have been ordering gifts online.  But Danville’s Acting Mayor, Rickey Williams Jr. is encouraging citizens to support the local businesses….

Williams notes the city depends on the sales tax revenue.  He also noted that next year a new law kicks in that will help cities….

City leaders say the opening of some new retail stores in recent years in Danville has helped capture some of the sales where citizens had previously been driving to such locations as Champaign-Urbana and elsewhere.