Tracy Crane

Tracy Crane

Even off the clock, community-service award winner never stops helping others

CHAMPAIGN — Alissia Young's three adult kids like to joke with her about always being at a meeting.

One day, it's chairing the city of Champaign's Human Relations Commission. Another, it's presiding over the National Council of Negro Women's local section.

Or it's the Ministerial Alliance of Champaign-Urbana. Or a local city council meeting.

Danville man arrested in shooting at November party that left 1 dead

DANVILLE — A Danville man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a November party in which two bystanders were severely wounded, one fatally.

Danville police arrested Gary A. Cunningham, 21, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant charging him with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon in the Nov. 18 shooting at a house in the 1400 block of East English Street.

Danville police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General

DANVILLE — Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Dollar General store Tuesday while armed with a knife.

At 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the store at 1405 N. Bowman Ave., where employees said a man with a knife took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and ran away to the west.

Danville library to close Jan. 29-31 to move books after renovations

DANVILLE — The Danville Public Library will close for three days next week to move book collections following completion of renovations inside the building.

The library, 319 N. Vermilion St., will be closed Jan. 29-31 and will reopen at 9 a.m. Feb. 1.

Program battling child hunger in Danville gets $5,000 from Balloons Over Vermilion

DANVILLE — Eight years ago, retired nurse Rose Gates launched a program to help feed children in need when they're not at school. Four years later, her all-volunteer, donation-funded program was feeding around 180 kids identified through Danville school district social workers.

Danville police investigating two shootings; one arrested

DANVILLE — Police have arrested a Danville man in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon on the city's east side and are investigating another report of shots fired about 11 hours later.

In the first incident, Markus E. Brown, 19, was arrested Monday afternoon on preliminary charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and having no valid Firearm Owner's Identification card.

Danville council set to vote on permits for proposed solar farm

DANVILLE — One of the half-dozen companies considering Vermilion County sites for construction of a solar farm is hoping Danville aldermen go against the recommendation of the planning and zoning commission and issue special-use permits for three sites west of the city.

Danville investigating armed robbery of pizza delivery driver

DANVILLE — Police are investigating the alleged armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver Thursday.

Judge upholds ruling denying Danville alderman hopeful's complaint against opponent

DANVILLE — A Vermilion County judge upheld a Danville Election Commission decision denying a Danville City Council candidate's complaint against his opponent's petitions.

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.