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Weekend Planner: Time to make a splash

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With May temperatures rising slowly, it might not feel like the time of year when municipal pools re-open. But it is.


Clergy Corner, May 26, 2017

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Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Farmer City's Trinity Community Fellowship marks 25 years.

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Sat, 05/27/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, May 27, 2017 (w/video)

Top of the Morning, May 27, 2017 (w/video)

The next time she trains to walk 300 miles, Lindsey Yoder is going to order a customized T-shirt first.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

Retiring Danville bus driver gets surprise from family at each stop

Retiring Danville bus driver gets surprise from family at each stop

'It was just tears of joy,' said the 65-year-old Randle, describing his reaction when he turned the corner, saw a group of people holding balloons at the next stop and began to recognize their faces.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

New Parkland trustee denies conflict of interest in court filing

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Rochelle Harden, the Parkland English professor elected to the board last month, asked the court to rule that she can legally serve in both capacities.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

3 Danville city workers take retirement incentive

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Assistant Fire Chief Tom Pruitt, firefighter Tad Beddow, and Danville Mass Transit employee Mike Randle took advantage of the deal the city is offering as a way to save costs in the fire department.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

Veterans posts' names keep fallen heroes' memories alive

Most in our area are named after service members killed during World War I.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

Nursing home earns second star from Medicare

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Administrator Karen Noffke said the Urbana facility had been stuck at 1 star out of 5 because of a staffing error on a state report that undercut the facility's certified nursing assistant staffing hours by 40 percent.

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

CU Fresh Start taking step back to do research

Project specialist Vivian Gray said call-ins are just one piece of the project, which follows a model based on New York criminologist David Kennedy's book, 'Don't Shoot,' and the Boston Ceasefire Initiative.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, May 26, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, May 26, 2017

In a packed mailbag this week: property assessments, a mysterious hilltop table at Orchard Downs, summer shows at the State Farm Center, Priceless Books, court fines and oh, so much more.


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