Weather Almanac For May 17th
The Baseball-size hail was reported in Oakwood, which is in Vermilion County. There was also hail with a diameter of 2" reporteed in Minonk, which is in Vermilion County.
Background on property transaction for Steel Grip
Documents recorded in March at the Vermilion County recorder's office confirm that a local company, Steel Grip, does not already own the industrial property on East Voorhees where the company plans to relocate later this year and ultimately buy the site with financial assistance from the city of Danville.
Thu May 16, 2013
Former legislator to speak at DACC commencement
Danville Area Community College officials will confer nearly 450 associate degrees and certificates, and nearly 200 graduates will participate in this year's commencement exercises.
Wed May 15, 2013
Some disappointed in Danville's electric rate
This time last year, Urbana signed an electric aggregation contract with Homefield Energy to supply 100 percent renewable electricity to residents at a rate of 4.08 cents per kilowatt-hour. Following the same bidding process and using the same consultant, the city of Danville ended up Wednesday with a higher rate for its electric aggregation ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Crash on Voorhees kills Danville man
Danville police and the Vermilion County coroner's office are investigating a collision on East Voorhees Street that killed a Danville man and injured an Indiana man early Monday afternoon.
Sun May 12, 2013
Weather Almanac For May 12th
The tornado would eventually become an F4. At least 5 homes were destroyed, two of which were totally swept away.
Weather History: May 12: Record Temps, Storms, Tornadoes, Wind & Dust
Ben Franklin was the first person to identify nor'easters. In a letter on this date, Franklin described an experience that happened to him in November 1743 when storm clouds in Philadelphia blocked his view of an eclipse.
Sat May 11, 2013
National stamp out hunger day
It's for National Stamp Out Hunger Day. Mail carriers in Danville say there was a lot of participation around town.
Hoopeston wind farm building permit extended for a year
Vermilion County has extended for another year Apex Wind Energy's building permit for the proposed 43-turbine Hoopeston Wind Project west of Rossville.
Thu May 09, 2013
Hoopeston man dies in car-truck collision
The Vermilion County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a car-semitrailer truck collision that killed a 30-year-old Hoopeston man on Wednesday afternoon.
Vermilion County considers line of credit for juvenile detention costs
In the last several years, the state has cut the amount it pays for salaries at juvenile detention centers around the state, including centers in Vermilion and Champaign counties.
Wed May 08, 2013
College Express gives students head start
The Oakwood High School senior, who plans on attending Danville Area Community College in the fall, already is familiar with the campus and one of her instructors and has a semester's worth of college credit under her belt - thanks to the College Express program.
Tue May 07, 2013
New Georgetown mayor makes changes at first meeting
Kay Sanders chaired her first meeting as mayor of Georgetown on Monday and wasted little time putting her stamp on the city.
Sun May 05, 2013
Foster parents vital to child welfare system
Kristen Burd of Potomac serves her three foster children lunch while having a picnic at Millie Curtis Park in Potomac.
Sat May 04, 2013
Creativity, candor mark students' exhibits
In grade school, Caitlin Brewer was often teased and taunted by classmates. She cut herself to deal with the pain.
Thu May 02, 2013
Danville group readies annual Memorial Way
Each year before Memorial Day, Rotarians and their family members place flags along Vermilion Street to honor servicemen and women.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Oakwood principal confirms he's been suspended
Erwin said he was suspended on April 18. He declined to say why he was suspended or whether he planned to fight any charges that led to his suspension.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
St. Joseph man reaches plea deal over SJ-O threats
Judge Tom Difanis sentenced Fosdick to 106 days in the county jail, with credit for the 106 days he has already served, plus 30 months of probation.
30-months probation for school threat
A man who threatened to shoot up a school pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Monday.