Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

Georgetown man convicted of sexually assaulting girl in his care in 2016

DANVILLE — A 33-year-old Georgetown man faces up to 60 years in prison after being convicted by a Vermilion County jury Thursday of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

Carle's 'Magnificent Nine' babies are now adults

URBANA — They don't remember, of course, but 18 years ago today, a group of newborn twins and triplets made big baby news across the nation.

Danville police looking into reports of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery

DANVILLE — Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery Tuesday evening on opposite sides of the city.

Youth, adult mental-health first-aid trainings set in Vermilion County

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board office is providing both youth and adult mental-health first-aid trainings this month and next.

A Life Remembered | 'Huge loss for' Arthur

ARTHUR — From serving Thanksgiving meals in Arthur to promoting economic development in Douglas and Moultrie counties to quizzing coaches at Illini QB Club luncheons, Bob Doan touched many lives.

Danville mayoral write-in candidate's withdrawal means no primary

DANVILLE — Before a single vote has been cast, the field of candidates for Danville mayor has shrunk by one.

The withdrawal of one-time write-in hopeful Sheldon McClain means there's no need for the city to hold a primary on Feb. 26, five weeks before the April 2 consolidated election.

Chicago gospel group to kick off Danville's annual MLK Day celebration

DANVILLE — A Chicago gospel group will kick off Danville's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 20.

"Peace in the Midst of the Storm" is the theme for the two-day event, which will feature The Douglas Singers. The group will perform during the scholarship banquet, set for 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.

Some communities find residency requirements an obstacle to hiring

DANVILLE — In an increasingly competitive job market, the city of Danville has had a tough time recruiting civil engineers for positions that pay between $50,000 and $90,000 a year.

The solution, some aldermen believe: eliminate the requirement that professionals must live in Danville if they want to work for the city.

Complaint against Moving Danville Forward's election ads dropped

DANVILLE — Both parties to a complaint filed against Moving Danville Forward, a grassroots group that proposed changing Danville's governmental structure to one led by a city manager, have agreed to its dismissal.

Danville zoning panel rejects special-use permits for solar gardens

DANVILLE — Danville's zoning panel voted to deny special-use permits Thursday night for community solar gardens on sites outside the city but within its zoning buffer.