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Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day Today

Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day Today

The 69th Annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Day is today until 8 p.m.  Hungry folks can be served all you care to eat pancakes and sausage for $7 per person.  Tickets are available at the door at the David S. Palmer Arena, where the breakfast is being held.

Courtesy Motors and Schlarman Academy Host Chrysler Cars for Classrooms Fundraiser

Courtesy Motors and Schlarman Academy Host Chrysler Cars for Classrooms Fundraiser

DANVILLE, IL – On October 26, 2019, during the hours of 10am to 4pm, Courtesy Motors will host a Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser for Schlarman Academy students. The Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative supports local PTAs and schools across the country by involving family in matters of education and raising important funding for their…

Age Strong Conference Set For Next Wednesday

Age Strong Conference Set For Next Wednesday

Sunset Funeral Home, CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, and WCIA are hosting the first inaugural Age Strong Conference free for older adults at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 10am to 2pm! Guests will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of local vendors who have sponsored the event, and prizes will be…

First Presbyterian To Celebrate 190 Years This Sunday

First Presbyterian To Celebrate 190 Years This Sunday

Danville’s oldest church is about to celebrate its 190th birthday. The celebration will be Sunday October 20, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin. The day will examine the historic significance of the church and look forward to its future. The event will kick off with an Organ recital presented by Ray Wiggs, former…

City Council Certifies Haven Gaming

City Council Certifies Haven Gaming

Haven Gaming cleared another hurdle Tuesday night by becoming certified as the Danville Casino and Resort applicant by the Danville City Council.  Council members voted unanimously to certify Haven, formerly known as Ciela Gaming, which will submit its application for the Danville casino license to the Illinois Gaming Board by October 28th.

Danville Murder Trial Opens

Danville Murder Trial Opens

(DANVILLE, IL) — Tuesday was the first day of the murder trial for 50 year old Shelley Murphy. She faces three counts of first degree murder in the death of her 61 year old wife, Daye Lynn, in July 2018.  Opening testimony provided different accounts of the events. The prosecution gave a display that Shelley…

Students Across Illinois Honoring Boy Who Died In Crash

Students Across Illinois Honoring Boy Who Died In Crash

(Undated)  —  Hundreds of students across Illinois are honoring a nine-year-old Georgetown youth who died last week.  Students at several schools including Schlarman Academy students (pictured) wore red and black Tuesday in memory of Wyatt Pope, who died Saturday after a crash last Wednesday.  They also donated to help his family.  His father was killed…

Senior Safety Fair Coming To Champaign County

Senior Safety Fair Coming To Champaign County

State Representative Mike Marron and Sheriff Dustin Heuerman will be hosting a Senior Safety Awareness Fair at the Northern Community Service Center of Champaign County on Thursday, October 24th 2019, at 9 AM. Seniors will learn about safety during a special presentation by Sheriff Heuerman, followed by a free lunch provided by Sarah Bush Lincoln…

More Swastikas Found On University Of Illinois Campus

More Swastikas Found On University Of Illinois Campus

(Urbana, IL)  —  Several more swastikas have been found on the University of Illinois campus.  Campus police say a student reported a swastika drawn inside an elevator.  The drawing was found Friday morning in Weston Hall.  Several hours later, a university employee reported that someone drew a swastika in pencil on a study table at…

Danville Police Department To Crack Down On Speeding, Distracted Driving

Danville Police Department To Crack Down On Speeding, Distracted Driving

Danville, IL- The Danville Police Department is urging motorists to slow down. Speed is heavily related to traffic crashes in Danville and the Danville Police Department would like to remind drivers to slow down. With the assistance of the Illinois Department of Transportation through a state wide grant, DPD will be running several upcoming details…