Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

Danville undergoing a large shift in city leadership

DANVILLE — Last fall, Danville voters decided they didn't want to change their form of government, but there have been plenty of changes at City Hall anyway, particularly among its leadership.

The latest affect the city's legal and public works departments.

Pritzker picks UI grad to head Illinois Department of Natural Resources

SPRINGFIELD — Iroquois County native Colleen Callahan — a woman with deep roots in agriculture, politics and the University of Illinois — looks forward to a challenge she faces next month in Springfield: taking charge as director at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Danville police investigating home invasion, armed robbery at apartment

DANVILLE — Police are investigating an alleged home invasion and armed robbery Monday night at an apartment on the city's east side.

Police said at 8:25 p.m., officers were called to an apartment in the 900 block of Fowler Avenue. When they arrived, a 19-year-old man told them he had just been robbed by four men who were wearing dark clothing and were armed with handguns.

Danville among areas looking to expand their police force

DANVILLE — As Danville looks to grow its pool of potential police officers, the city is facing plenty of competition from nearby.

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, as well as the University of Illinois, are all also currently accepting applications for entry-level police officers, experienced officers or both.

Life Remembered | Philo already missing village trustee John Mumma's 'level head,' sense of humor

PHILO — A picture of John Mumma in overalls and a Chicago Cubs hat rested Thursday morning on the Philo Tavern chair where he always sat with other early morning coffee regulars.

Anyone who knew him — and that's just about everyone in Philo — would recognize something wrong with that picture.

The ball cap.

Coroner: Danville lawyer found in car died of carbon-monoxide poisoning

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County coroner has released an official cause in the death of a Danville attorney found in his vehicle south of Rossville in early December.

Hoopeston's Bricks and Ivy Sports is a little shop of star power

HOOPESTON — Keith Bresnahan didn't know anything about his 50th birthday surprise — other than to "wear Cubs stuff" — before son Cody picked him up in Minooka and began driving south on I-57.

Danville receives state grant for Denmark Road project

DANVILLE — Danville has received grant funding for a Denmark Road project that would include $1.6 million for constructing a shared-use path across the bridge on Lake Vermilion.

Danville is one of 53 projects awarded $35.7 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program funds out of 218 that applied seeking a total of $252 million during the 2018 award cycle.

Not all in Danville want to gamble on proposed $100 terminal fee

DANVILLE — Some aldermen and organizations are warning that a revenue-boosting proposal in the city's first budget discussion of the year is not a good bet.

Disc-golf course among projects grant will fund at Ellsworth Park

DANVILLE — One of Ellsworth Park's best features can be its biggest challenge: The North Fork River occasionally spills over its banks, flooding a good portion of Danville's oldest park.

That's why Steve Lane, Danville's superintendent of parks, has long loved the idea of putting a disc-golf course there.