Special Report

Special Report

Camp Corral a fun time for children of those who served, sacrificed

MONTICELLO — When Josh Bushart's mom announced she had signed him up for a week of camp, the 11-year-old from Mattoon was excited — and a tad nervous.

Sure, he would have 4 days to swim, fish and explore the grounds of the 4-H Memorial Camp at Allerton Park, on the outskirts of Monticello.

He would get to try new things like climbing a 30-foot rock wall.

Camp Corral 2018

Children have fun at Camp Corral, a special summer camp program where the majority of attendees are the young sons and daughters of wounded warriors and members of Gold Star families.

'You don't forget something like that'

At the First Assembly of God Church in Danville, there's no visible sign of the powerful bomb that exploded during a morning worship service on Memorial Day weekend nearly two decades ago.

Updated: power restored near Danville

New 9:52 a.m. Monday:

Ameren Illinois said power has been restored to around 2,100 customers west of Danville.

Spokesperson Marcelyn Love said the outage was caused by an equipment malfunction at a substation.


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Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018


This weekend


What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, CM Burroughs, Rachael Hanel and Vu Tran, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel; a book fair and more.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

Where the money went: A town-by-town look at 2017 government spending

MONTICELLO splurged for $285,590 worth of log-crawl-thrus, merry-go-alls and other assorted playground equipment at Nick's Park (right).

Danville daycare where girl drowned gives up license

A Vermilion County daycare where a 4-year-old girl drowned in a pool last fall has surrendered its license to the state.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesperson Veronica Resa said the operator of Shawnee's Little Shadows Daycare at 64 Maplewood Ave. in Danville turned in the license earlier this month.

Top of the Morning, June 11, 2017

On Friday afternoon, The News-Gazette was named the top newspaper in its class in Illinois for the third consecutive year, continuing a streak unlike any other in our 165-year history. Keeping the Mabel S. Shaw Memorial Trophy reminded everyone in our proud newsroom of the excellent work they do.

UPDATE: WDWS-WHMS-WKIO phones back up Tuesday

New 10:37 a.m.:

Phone service at the radio center has been restored.


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Sunday Special: Reflections from the press box

They have covered the Big Ten forever. They know every nook and cranny of the conference.

They are the Big Ten Sages.