Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

Danville, state officials confident city will someday have a casino

DANVILLE — With video gaming expansion in the cards and Indiana working on opening a large facility across the state line in Terre Haute, building a casino in Danville is a bigger gamble now than ever.

Danville martial-arts instructor charged with having, sharing child porn

DANVILLE — A Danville martial-arts instructor has been charged with possessing and reproducing child pornography.

Danville man arrested in break-in where resident threatened with bat

DANVILLE — A Danville man has been arrested in connection with a home break-in early Thursday morning where the elderly resident was threatened with a baseball bat.

Marcus Edwards, 52, is being held at the Vermilion County jail on preliminary charges of home invasion, aggravated battery to an elderly citizen and theft.

'These murders were exceptionally heinous'

He murdered his grandparents when he was 16

DANVILLE — For the second time, Brian Pruitt has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing deaths of his grandparents nearly a quarter-century ago.

A Life Remembered | Vet-med leader recalled for impact, kindness

SAN ANTONIO — The week before Gary Stamp passed away, his longtime friend and colleague in veterinary medicine, Ira Zaslow, came to visit him.

Danville High art teacher accused of attempted sex abuse, battery

DANVILLE — A veteran high school art teacher has been charged in Vermilion County Circuit Court with attempted criminal sexual abuse, battery and exploitation of a child, according to court records.

John Rackow Jr., who last fall began his 15th school year teaching art at Danville High, was arrested on the four counts involving two different victims.

Will new coal-ash legislation apply to Middle Fork site? It's murky

NEWTOWN — It's not yet clear whether this week's legislation making Illinois the third state in the nation to require significant coal-ash protections beyond federal requirements will actually apply at the the former Vermilion Power Station property where toxic coal ash sits along the Middle Fork River, threatening that National Wild and Scenic waterway.

Danville police investigating third shooting on western city street this week

DANVILLE — Police are investigating the third shooting this week on Chandler Street.

The call for this latest incident came at 3:56 a.m. Wednesday, when police responded to OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center's emergency room, where a 29-year-old man was seeking treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg.

Public hearing scheduled for proposed Douglas County wind farm

TUSCOLA — With two township lawsuits now settled, EDP Renewables is just days away from possibly getting the final permit necessary to begin construction on the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm in Douglas County.

Small Towns, Big Deals | Sadorus keeps chugging along

SADORUS — Sitting in the office at the grain elevator in Sadorus, Tim Black knows the weather this time of year without even looking out the window.