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OSF Festival of Trees Exciting Children

OSF Festival of Trees Exciting Children

The OSF Festival of Trees at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville has been exciting children with some special events over the weekend.  There was a Breakfast with Santa and a Family Pajama Party on Saturday (November 17, 2019).  Sunday’s schedule included a Princess Tea Party, Star Wars Lunch and an Art Party. The…

‘The Giving Fence’ Helping Keep Needy Warm

‘The Giving Fence’ Helping Keep Needy Warm

The homeless, or anyone needing a little help, can stay warm this winter thanks to The Giving Fence in Danville.  A sign along a fence just north of the David S. Palmer Arena invites citizens to take what they need and leave what they can. Only clean, gently used winter coats and other winter items…

Parade, Festival of Trees Kick-off Holiday Season

Parade, Festival of Trees Kick-off Holiday Season

The Christmas holiday season is now officially underway in the Danville-Vermilion County area.  Thousands of people turned out Saturday night for the annual ‘Night of Lights Parade’ in downtown Danville.  And the OSF Festival of Trees opened at the David S. Palmer Arena.  It continues through Wednesday afternoon, November 20, 2019. Here are some of…

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Set

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Set

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau says a fifth-generation farmer from Bradford, Illinois will be the guest speaker at their 101st Annual Meeting next month.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, Indiana. The guest speaker, Rob Sharkey, is known in digital circles as ‘’SharkFarmer’’.  He…

Danville Library Hosting Special Activities This Week

Danville Library Hosting Special Activities This Week

The Danville Public Library has a number of special events scheduled this week for both children and adults as the library celebrates National Novel Writing Month. Here is a schedule of those events which are all open to the general public. November 19: Wee Wigglers story times contain songs, stories, and serious silliness for the youngest…

County Farm Bureau Taking Holiday Orders

County Farm Bureau Taking Holiday Orders

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau is once again helping area families prepare for the holidays.  The Farm Bureau is taking holiday food orders for a variety of items…including two local farm products. One of the local products is boneless hams from Leidings Meats. Tom Fricke, Public Information Spokesman for the Vermilion County Farm Bureau, notes…

Danville Police Arrest Suspect in Local Homicide

Danville Police Arrest Suspect in Local Homicide

Danville Police say they have a suspect in custody in a homicide that occurred last weekend (on November 10, 2019).  Police say 18-year-old Lamont D. Davis of Danville is being held on 1st-degree murder, armed robbery and home invasion charges in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Justin Daubaris. Police say Davis was taken…

Merry Christmas! – City Waives Downtown Parking Limit

Merry Christmas! – City Waives Downtown Parking Limit

The City of Danville has announced that in support of local small businesses and in the holiday spirit…the city is waiving its two hour parking in the downtown area.  Areas where the two hour parking is being waived include the first two blocks of Vermilion Street and along North Street downtown.   The waiver is effective…

Local Land Bank to Receive $100,000 Grant

Local Land Bank to Receive $100,000 Grant

The Central Illinois Land Bank Authority – which is based in Danville – is getting a $100-thousand dollar grant.  The Illinois Housing Development Authority has announced the awarding of more than $600-thousand dollars in grants statewide to help empower local and regional revitalization efforts. Land Banks help deal with blighted areas and also help with…

Senate Approves Trailer Bill for Coal Ash Legislation

Senate Approves Trailer Bill for Coal Ash Legislation

The Illinois Senate has approved a trailer bill to coal ash legislation approved last spring.   Both the original bill and the trailer bill are sponsored by Senator Scott Bennett.  The original legislation was approved – in part – because of concern over coal ash stored in pits along the National Scenic Middle Fork River, north…