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Fans Give NJCAA Tournament High Marks

Fans Give NJCAA Tournament High Marks

Some fans who drove for hours to attend the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament in Danville are giving it and the community high marks.

Rich Morris drove from New York state to Danville to watch the action….

Chris Scarbro and his two young sons traveled here from Delaware.  Scarbro likes the way the players are put in the national spotlight….

Scarbro is looking forward to returning to Danville for the National Tournament in future years…

A new National Champion will be crowned tonight (March 23rd, 2019) as the tournament concludes.  But before then there is still plenty of action to enjoy at Danville Area Community College’s Mary Miller Gymnasium.

Vermilion County Crash Claims a Life

Vermilion County Crash Claims a Life

A single-vehicle crash along U.S. route 150 near Muncie (west of Oakwood) early Saturday has claimed a life. Illinois State Police say the crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. when a pick-up truck that was traveling eastbound left the highway for an unknown reason and hit a ditch. Troopers say the victim – a male from…

New Look Greets Fans, Players at NJCAA Tournament

New Look Greets Fans, Players at NJCAA Tournament

This year’s NJCAA Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament in Danville has a new look.  Fans headed to the Mary Miller Gymnasium are greeted by NJCAA logos and flags along and on the sidewalk.  Watchfire Signs, which is a Danville company, has had one of its mobile billboards welcoming fans.  And inside the gym there…

Probe Continues Into a Danville Shooting

Probe Continues Into a Danville Shooting

Danville Police are still trying to locate who was responsible for a Friday morning shooting in which a woman was wounded while she was sleeping.  Police Commander Joshua Webb says the 22-year-old victim received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her leg. The shooting occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. (March 22, 2019) in the 1600…

AMBUCS Name Gates 2019 First Citizen

AMBUCS Name Gates 2019 First Citizen

A Danville woman who saw a problem with children going hungry on weekends – and did something about it – is has been chosen the Danville AMBUCS First Citizen of 2019.   Rose Gates is a retired healthcare worker.  While working as a parish nurse at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville she felt there was a…

Rep. Marron Plans Coal Ash Task Force

Rep. Marron Plans Coal Ash Task Force

State Representative Mike Marron has filed a bipartisan resolution creating a Coal Ash Task Force to look into concerns surrounding coal ash located near the National Scenic Middle Fork River and other Illinois rivers.  Marron wants the task force to include representatives from various parties…. Representative Marron notes there currently are 3.3 million cubic yards…

IEPA Wants Action on Coal Ash Concerns

IEPA Wants Action on Coal Ash Concerns

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the Attorney General’s office to take action against Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC., for allegedly contaminating the National Scenic Middle Fork River in Vermilion County. The Illinois EPA says studies have shown contaminants from coal ash stored near the abandoned Vermilion Power Station have seeped into groundwater at levels exceeding…

Money Smart Week Activities Kick Off

Money Smart Week Activities Kick Off

Vermilion County Money Smart Week kicked off a little early Thursday (March 21, 2019).  The week does not officially begin until March 30th, but due to spring break a breakfast event honoring four students was held at Danville Area Community College. Thirteen-year-old Olivia Sanders who attends Oakwood Junior High School placed first in an essay…

Catlin Getting Help With Wastewater Improvements

Catlin Getting Help With Wastewater Improvements

Catlin is getting some federal help for a $10.3-million dollar renovation of the community’s wastewater treatment plant.  Congressman John Shimkus and Doug Wilson – the Illinois Director of the USDA Rural Development Program – stopped by Catlin city hall Thursday afternoon to discuss the new financial agreement. [Note:  You can click on the photo to…

Kids Having Fun at NJCAA Tournament

Kids Having Fun at NJCAA Tournament

Although the focus is on basketball, some elementary students attending the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament in Danville Wednesday got another treat.  They were shown some reptiles that are kept on campus, including a tortoise, king snake, leopard gecko and a python named ‘Junior’. [In the photo, Dawn Nasser, an Academic Advisor at…