Category Archives: More News

Danville Public Library Hosting Special Activities

Danville Public Library Hosting Special Activities

A number of special activities will be taking place this week at the Danville Public Library.  Here is a schedule of their activities which are all open to the general public:

June 17 – 24: Vermilion County Conservation Literacy Program 2019 Naturalist Exhibit. Look at “touch and feel” items used by naturalists in the wild! Located in front of the Children’s Room.

 

June 17: The Wonder Garden Club teaches children about plants and how to care for them in our outside Wonder Garden. This program begins at 9:30 am in the downstairs meeting room then moves outside to the garden. Ages 5-11 (under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver).

 

June 18: Wee Wigglers story times contain songs, stories, and serious silliness for the youngest book-lovers.  Offered on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room, for children from birth up to 24 months, with a caregiver.

 

June 18: Kids’ Snack Club combines themed stories and snacks to educate children. Children will read a story about fishing and enjoy a carrot and goldfish cracker snack.  Kids’ Snack Club meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room, for children, ages 5-18; children under 8 with a caregiver.

 

June 19: Preschool Pals Playgroup meets at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor meeting room. For children, ages 2-6 years, and their caregivers.

 

June 19: Meeting of the Teen Minds allows teens to discuss topics of interest to them. The program will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Makerspace. For teens, ages 12-18 years.

 

June 20: A Tween 3D Printer Class will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Makerspace. Registration is required; the class is limited to five participants. For tweens, ages 8 to 11.

 

June 20: Tween Gaming is a chance for children, ages 8-11, to game together in the Children’s Program Room from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

June 21: Adults, 60 and older, are invited to Coffee Time to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea with snacks, games, and good conversation. This program is held on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the first floor meeting room.

 

June 21: Civil War historian and author Bob O’Connor will discuss his new book, Dennis Hart Mahan: Military Tactics Instructor at West Point, at 3:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. O’Connor will be available to sell and sign copies of his books after the program.

 

June 22: Enjoy family-friendly activities, vendors and live entertainment at the Farmers Market on the library lawn from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Christensen Defense Asks For Mistrial, Denied

Christensen Defense Asks For Mistrial, Denied

(Peoria, IL)  —  The defense in Brendt Christensen’s murder trial is being denied a mistrial.  Attorneys had asked for the mistrial yesterday saying an FBI video of the defendant requesting a lawyer could prejudice the jury.  The judge denied the motion citing the defense’s opening statement admitting Christensen’s guilt.  Testimony continued with the submission of…

Illinois’ Free Fishing Weekend Begins Today 

Illinois’ Free Fishing Weekend Begins Today 

(Springfield, IL)  —  All you need is the pole.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is allowing people to fish for free this weekend.  DNR says they are waiving the requirement to have a fishing license.  The free fishing weekend starts today and runs through the end of the day on Sunday June 16th.

Illinois Governor Criticizes Missouri Abortion Law During Bill Signing 

Illinois Governor Criticizes Missouri Abortion Law During Bill Signing 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Illinois has new laws protecting the reproductive rights of women and allowing for abortions after viability, which is when a fetus could survive outside of the womb.  In signing the bill Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker criticized the new restrictions across the border in Missouri, saying abortion bans don’t stop the practice and…

Arrest Made In Danville Home Invasion

Arrest Made In Danville Home Invasion

(DANVILLE, IL) — Danville police made an arrest Thursday of a 52 year old man accused of allegedly robbing an elderly resident earlier in the day. Marcus Edwards was taken into custody in the 1800 block of East Main Street after officers checking the area located Edwards bleeding with cuts and abrasions on his arms.…

Authorities Arrest Local Man On Child Pornography Charges

Authorities Arrest Local Man On Child Pornography Charges

(DANVILLE, IL) — A Danville man has been charged with six counts of child pornography reporduction and possession. Local authorities did a search of the residence of 61 year old David L. Crawley on Wednesday in the 900 block of Sunset Ridge in Danville.  Crawley’s bond was set at $1 million and his arraignment is…

Local Neuhoff Employees Win Statewide Awards

Local Neuhoff Employees Win Statewide Awards

The Illinois Broadcasters Association has announced the winners of statewide Silver Dome Awards.  And some of the winners work on-air for Neuhoff Broadcasting in Danville. Tom Barnes with ‘Tommy B’s Big Show’ on WDNL – D-102 fm Radio, was selected as the Best Radio Personality for Small Market Radio statewide. Eric Loy of WDAN 1490…

The Start Of Christensen Trial Leads To Murder Admission

The Start Of Christensen Trial Leads To Murder Admission

(Urbana, IL)  —  Defense attorneys for Brendt Christensen are admitting that their client killed Yingying Zhang.  The admission came during opening statements yesterday in the kidnapping and murder of the Chinese scholar.  Prosecutors laid out brutal details of Zhang’s kidnapping and murder in their opening statement. A group of attorneys, members of the public, and court…

Rep. Marron Speaks On IDOA Dicamba Application Extension

Rep. Marron Speaks On IDOA Dicamba Application Extension

State Representative Mike Marron announced that the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will extend the application date for the herbicide dicamba to be applied on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season until July 15. In February, the Department approved state-specific labels allowing for dicamba use on soybeans only until June 30.  Dicamba is…

Rep. Marron Hosting Town Hall Event

Rep. Marron Hosting Town Hall Event

State Representative Mike Marron will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at the Savoy Municipal Center on Tuesday June 18 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the new law changes and initiatives passed in the General Assembly this year and to provide details on how these policies will impact the 104th District. For more information about…