New casino approved for Danville

DANVILLE – The Golden Nugget Casino is one big step closer to calling Danville home. On Thursday morning, all four members of the Illinois Gaming Commission voted “yes” to allow Danville Development to move forward with its plans to build and open a new casino. Danville’s casino application is the last one in the state […]

Trip to vet turns into snowbound journey for Vermilion County family

DANVILLE – When a Vermilion county woman tried to take her dog to the vet on Thursday, the normally short trip took a lot longer on a snow-packed highway. After hearing her German Shepherd Juno whine in pain, dog owner Melissa Bolin loaded up the sick pup and her sister-in-law Aimee in her vehicle. They drove […]

Danville pastor urges those ‘on the fence’ to get vaccinated

DANVILLE – As we march toward the two-year point in the COVID-19 pandemic the headlines have become real life for many in Illinois. One Vermilion County family, dealing with loss has now teamed up with the state in hopes of saving more lives. Pastor Ken McCray and his wife Rene have led a church in […]

Neighbors skeptical of Vermilion County coal ash cleanup plan

DANVILLE – About 30 people attended a public meeting in Danville on Thursday afternoon to hear plans to clean up three coal ash sites. Texas-based Vistra Energy took over control of the old Dynegy site in 2018 following a corporate merger. Dynegy closed its coal-fired power plant along the Middlefork River back in 2011 leaving […]