Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

Williams' mayoral victory prompts search for new CEO for Project Success

DANVILLE — Project Success of Vermilion County made it official Monday: Its board is seeking a new leader now that the organization's CEO has been elected Danville's mayor.

Danville police investigating armed robbery, shooting

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating an armed robbery early Monday morning and a shooting in the Holiday Hills subdivision over the weekend in which two houses were hit but no one was injured.

At 12:13 a.m. Monday, police responded to a call of an armed robbery at Casey's General Store at 2101 E. Main St.

Environmental groups file new lawsuit against Dynegy over coal ash

DANVILLE — Dynegy's legal battles over coal ash at its former power station along the Middle Fork River continue piling up, as two environmental groups have joined hands to file another lawsuit, at the state level this time, alleging the company is polluting Illinois' only Wild and Scenic River.

Danville's newly elected government has to act fast on important decisions

DANVILLE — Rather than celebrating a campaign victory, one mayoral candidate is now campaigning to keep his city job. Meanwhile, new Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. is tackling an urgent to-do list topped by a new budget and some key personnel decisions.

Newcomers oust two incumbent Danville aldermen; rest get another term

DANVILLE — New Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. will be joined by two new faces around the city council table when the city's next government is sworn in next month.

Three of five incumbent aldermen in Danville survived challenges in Tuesday's election for four more years on the city's 14-member council, where half of the seats (one in each of the city's seven wards) were up for election.

Danville's leader decisively removes 'acting' from title of mayor

DANVILLE — Rickey Williams Jr. can drop the "acting" from his mayor's title now.

By more than a 1,000-vote margin over second place candidate James McMahon, Williams easily won Tuesday's four-way race for mayor of Danville amid low voter turnout — 4,504 of 17,365 registered voters, or 26 percent, cast ballots.

Anti-smoking advocates think raising age limit to 21 is answer

DANVILLE — At 19 years old, Bobby New is a high school graduate with a job who can vote and enter the military if he so chooses.

But soon he might not legally be able to buy cigarettes, thanks to a proposed law that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

Jury awards $4.8 million in Danville medical-malpractice case

DANVILLE — A Vermilion County jury on Wednesday awarded more than $4.8 million to the estate of a Danville woman in a medical-malpractice case against Danville Polyclinic and a local physician.

Danville gets interim public safety director via emergency appointment

DANVILLE — The city has a new interim public safety director by way of an emergency appointment.

Temporary Danville public safety director appointed

DANVILLE – Without city council approval, acting Mayor Rickey Willliams Jr. appointed on Thursday a temporary public safety director to lead the police and fire departments for 60 days.

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