Noelle McGee

Noelle McGee

Danville police investigating armed robbery on city's east side

DANVILLE — Police are asking for the public's help in solving the armed robbery of a woman Thursday.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said officers were called to the 1100 block of Lorraine Street at 8:46 p.m. When they arrived, the victim told them she had just gotten out of her vehicle when she was approached by three men.

2nd man involved in 2009 fatal shooting in Danville pleads guilty to armed robbery

DANVILLE — The second man involved in a 2009 drug deal that turned into a fatal shooting could walk free this fall under a new plea agreement with special prosecutors.

Danville schools committee recommends metal detectors at high school

DANVILLE — A Danville schools panel that's been studying safety measures would like to see walk-through metal detectors, wands, an electronic visitor-management system and increased security staffing at the high school.

A Life Remembered | Danville's 'Radio' Thompson lived up to his nickname

DANVILLE — Friends, family and colleagues are remembering Eugene "Radio" Thompson, one of Danville's first black aldermen, as a community activist who helped pave the way for minority representation in city government, worked to improve the older neighborhoods and the lives of their residents and remained a government watchdog well into his 80s.

'Gregory Johnson took away a very special person'

DANVILLE — Timothy Lee Ellis was more than a loving husband, father and son, according to his wife, Melisa.

"Tim was kind to everyone he met," she said Monday through tears. "He would do anything to help anyone. That's what Tim thought he was doing the night he was killed."

Danville library, Rossville store teaming up to ensure prom dresses for all

DANVILLE — For many young people, prom is rite of passage. But for some, buying a fancy dress is out of reach.

That's why the Danville Public Library is hosting its first "Say Yes to the Prom Dress" event — to provide local students with a dress at no cost.

Rape Crisis Center gets new name, home

DANVILLE — An organization with a long history of helping survivors of sexual assault and their families has a new name and location.

The Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center is now known as Survivor Resource Center, and it has moved into a bigger building at 923 N. Vermilion St., in Danville.

Eight to be honored at UI College of Education's annual alumni awards

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Education will honor eight alumni who are leaders in their field at its annual Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Achievement Awards, set for Friday at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Dean James Anderson, faculty and alumni will be on hand to honor the honorees, who include:

Teacher of the Week: Jennifer Heidrick

As a student at Bismarck-Henning High School, JENNIFER HEIDRICK never saw herself teaching. She thought, "No way I could do what they do — grading and dealing with student behavior. Yet, here I am," said Heidrick, who's in her seventh year of teaching art at Armstrong High and Armstrong-Ellis Grade School.

Danville police investigating robbery, attempted robbery over weekend

DANVILLE — Police are investigating two weekend incidents, including a robbery/aggravated battery that sent the victim to the hospital.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said police were called to OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center's emergency room to meet with the victim of the robbery/aggravated battery at 12:06 p.m. Sunday.