Pat Phillips

Pat Phillips

Same name, different lives?

DANVILLE — Reggie Bush plans to spend some of Sunday evening pacing — at least the part from 8 to 9 p.m. Central Time, when his segment of "Same Name" airs on CBS.

Walldogs 2.0 launches this week in Danville

DANVILLE — A year has gone by since more than 150 Walldogs descended on Danville to paint 15 murals depicting everything from local to national historical figures and businesses to people who lived here and went on to make it big in Hollywood.

Danville youth's final days reconstructed

DANVILLE — Travis Messenger began the last day of his life as a runaway.

Earlier this month, the 12-year-old Danville boy who died Monday in a one-vehicle accident near Westville was placed with a foster family in Urbana. After less than a week in foster care, Travis ran away.

Investigation continues in Vermilion County crashes

The Vermilion County sheriff's department is still investigating two Monday morning accidents in Vermilion County involving underage drivers, the second of which killed a 12-year-old South View Middle School student and left a 14-year-old boy in critical condition.

Colorado man picks Danville for indoor football team

DANVILLE — The new owner of Danville's latest indoor football team has always had an eye on being involved with sports.

David Hawkins, the owner and CEO of the newly named Danville Dragons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, was on hand at the name announcement made Monday at the team's new home, the David S. Palmer Arena.

Muralist back in Danville for labor of love

DANVILLE — For Mike Meyer, it was just a matter of time.

Meyer first came to Danville for the Walldogs meet last August and was the team leader for the Chuckles mural. During that week, Meyer and his wife, Eileen, met a lot of people and saw a lot that they liked about the community.

Vermilion effort gathers supplies, clothes for students

DANVILLE — The Salvation Army and Project Success are asking the public to help get children ready for school.

Project Success is organizing its third annual Fill-a-Bus-ter school supply campaign, while members of the board of directors at the Salvation Army plan to collect "Socks and Skivvies."

'Old City of Danville' presentation stirs memories

DANVILLE — A lot of comments could be heard when Tom Day brought one of his many "Old City of Danville" presentations to the monthly gathering of veterans and their families at the Vermilion County War Museum on Tuesday.

DACC launches $2 million fund drive

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Foundation has set $2 million as the goal for its first major fund drive in seven years.

The foundation began the major gifts portion of the campaign Thursday on the DACC campus.

Songer to step down from War Museum post

DANVILLE — Harold "Sparky" Songer will step down as president of the Vermilion County War Museum and as its day-to-day director as of June 30.