Television

Television

Top of the morning, July 3, 2016

Interior designer Chad Esslinger, who grew up in Mahomet and graduated from the UI (Class of '98), makes his TV debut July 9 on "House Hunters Renovation" (9 p.m., HGTV), restoring a 100-year-old house in Chicago's suburbs. He'll watch the episode at a viewing party with family and friends, "nervously in the back of the room," he said.

Who lives here, July 2, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Renovations could start in spring on Van Dyke home

DANVILLE — With $50,000 raised last week in Danville for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation for the Performing Arts, organization officials hope to start renovations next spring on the celebrity's childhood home on Hazel Street.

Who lives here? June 25, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Dick Van Dyke: 'I'm 17 again'

DANVILLE — Dressed from head to toe in black and looking the part of a chimney sweep straight out of "Mary Poppins," 15-year-old Carter Mallady couldn't believe it when Dick Van Dyke looked right at him from his seat in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and sang, "Ain't it a glorious day."

Welcome home, Dick Van Dyke

The Hollywood icon whose grinning face adorns a mural in downtown Danville is due back home today — in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, no less.

Frank's Faves: The Van Dyke file

Welcome home, Mr. Van Dyke. It's a jolly holiday with you ...

Danville's favorite son is returning home this weekend for a couple of Friday night events designed to launch the Dick Van Dyke Foundation's fundraising campaign that will work to restore his childhood home as well as provide scholarships for local students in the performing arts.

Who lives here? June 18, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

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Special car to deliver the star

DANVILLE — When Dick Van Dyke returned to Danville High School in 2004 to be honored as a distinguished alumnus, his arrival was so low-key that it took most in the large welcoming party by surprise.