Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

State police reject FOIA request for dash-cam video in Danville shooting

DANVILLE — State police have denied a request to release dash-cam video from a Danville police car at the scene of an officer-involved fatal shooting earlier this month.

Danville VA among hundreds facing challenges in filling ranks

DANVILLE — As chief of the medical staff at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Dr. Dean Shoucair has no shortage of responsibility, but he still makes time on a daily basis to work with the human-resources team on physician recruitment.

'It's getting worse'

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MAHOMET — More than a year has passed since Jodi and Derric Eisenmann discovered their well water was contaminated by a natural-gas leak from an underground storage area.

UPDATE: Danville man sought in double homicide

UPDATED AT 12:25 P.M.

DANVILLE — Danville police are looking for a Danville man they believe to be responsible for a double homicide that occurred early Saturday at a motorcycle club in the city.

Three people were shot about 2 a.m. in the altercation at the Untouchables Motorcycle Club, 106 Commercial St., according to Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason.

Danville aldermen urge release of any video of officer-involved shooting

DANVILLE — Three black Danville aldermen are asking that police dash-cam video, including any audio, of the officer-involved fatal shooting of 34-year-old DaNathe M. Gulliford earlier this week be released immediately to the public to resolve "heightened tensions" in the community.

New Vermilion housing authority board cuts executive director loose

ROSSVILLE — The new board of commissioners for the Vermilion County Housing Authority decided Tuesday to end the agency's contract with its executive director, according to the board's chairman.

As of Tuesday, R.M. Jackson will no longer serve as executive director, said Chairman Lon Henderson.

City-manager referendum will be on November ballot in Danville

DANVILLE — For the first time in nearly a century, voters in Danville will make a decision on how they want to be governed now that a judge has approved a November referendum asking if a city manager, rather than a mayor, should lead the municipal government.

Champaign County Board defers action on recorder referendum

URBANA — With one board member calling the proposal "ridiculous" and "political," the Champaign County Board voted Tuesday night to defer a resolution that would authorize a referendum asking voters if they want to eliminate the county recorder's office, rolling its duties into the clerk's office.

Danville officials surprised by latest sale of Bresee Tower

DANVILLE — For the second time in less than a year, Danville city officials were surprised to hear the landmark Bresee Tower building has new owners.

"Certainly, we were very surprised to hear the news," Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said Monday after the sale was announced by Scottie Porter, executive director of the Alabama-based nonprofit Historic Restoration Inc.

IEPA official talks plans for closing coal-ash pits near Middle Fork

DANVILLE — "In perpetuity." That was the well-worn phrase of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency official Monday night, explaining what the state agency expects of any long-term plan to "close" coal-ash impoundments on the former Dynegy power plant property along the Middle Fork River.