Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

No sign Vermilion group's CEO will resign after state agency's letter

DANVILLE — After the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity threatened this week to pull millions in federal grants from the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency due to mismanagement by its chief executive officer, there's no indication the top official will resign as the state department has urged.

Westville woman has village in her corner as she battles rare disease

WESTVILLE — Since a sudden illness last June that led to a hospital stay, kidney failure and a rare disease diagnosis, Brandy Dougherty has not retreated from the Westville community that she loves, and in return, it has rallied around her.

State agency demands resignation of Vermilion group's CEO

DANVILLE — In a letter sent Thursday, officials with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity demanded that the CEO of the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency resign due to mismanagement.

Two women arrested in fight at Danville's Fair Oaks housing complex

DANVILLE — Police have arrested two people allegedly involved in a fight at the Fair Oaks public housing complex.

On Wednesday, officers were notified of a video circulating on social media that showed a large fight in the 1600 block of Clyman Lane in Fair Oaks.

Danville council approves increase in city's hotel-motel tax

DANVILLE — A hotel room in Danville might cost guests a little more per night soon.

NEW: Visible police presence expected Wednesday at Westville school

WESTVILLE — A more visible police presence is expected at Westville schools today, a day after an unspecified threat prompted officials to lock down Judith Giacoma Elementary and bring a person into custody for questioning.

Danville council to weigh hotel-motel tax increase after NJCAA tournament deal done

DANVILLE — A slight increase in Danville's hotel-motel tax may be back in play with the recent announcement that the National Junior College Athletic Association has chosen Danville Area Community College to host its men's basketball tournament for another three years.

Vermilion County group to unveil long-overdue tombstone for black Civil War soldier

CATLIN — More than a dozen Civil War soldiers' graves are unmarked in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Catlin, likely because they were originally identified with wooden crosses that eventually deteriorated.

Five area solar-farm projects win renewable-energy credits from state

CHAMPAIGN — Only five area "community solar" projects were big winners in Wednesday's Illinois Power Agency lottery in Chicago, where about 10 percent of nearly 1,000 proposals snagged the renewable-energy credits made possible by the Future Energy Jobs Act.

Vermilion County coal mine one more permit closer to reality

DANVILLE — Nearly a decade after Indiana-based Sunrise Coal first began exploring the possibility of a new mine in Vermilion County, the Bulldog Mine is closer than ever to becoming a reality on 390 acres of farmland southeast of Homer.

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