Special Report

Special Report

'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

EVENTS

This weekend

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018

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.

AUDIO: the nuts and bolts of shutting down the Clinton power plant

Now that Exelon's Clinton power plant is slated for closure next year, a spokesperson for the company said the decommissioning process of the facility will take several years. Michael Kiser has more.

The Clinton power station is slated for closure on June 1st of next year, while the Quad Cities location will shut down in June of 2018.

AUDIO: two years after tornado, Gifford infrastructure nearly whole again

Two years after a tornado devastated the village of Gifford, the northern Champaign County community is closer than ever to being whole again. Phillip Kisubika went to Gifford and has more in these two reports.