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Danville undergoing a large shift in city leadership

DANVILLE — Last fall, Danville voters decided they didn't want to change their form of government, but there have been plenty of changes at City Hall anyway, particularly among its leadership.


Big Brothers Big Sisters plans resurgence in Danville with native at helm

Christina Dietzen started as the organization's program manager for Vermilion and Iroquois counties on Monday. "I'm really excited for this new opportunity to work with the community," said Dietzen, who previously served as Schlarman Academy's director of advancement.


Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com


Sign of the times: Danville company working hard to dazzle Las Vegas

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between the glitz of Las Vegas and the grit of Danville. Vegas is a thriving desert metropolis, world-famous as a gaudy adult oasis floating on a sea of gambling money. Danville, a small community of modest homes, is a once-thriving town that


Housing board reviews plan for Fair Oaks demolitions

DANVILLE – The Housing Authority of the City of Danville’s Board of Commissioners had a first reading Thursday of a proposed intergovernmental agreement with the city to demolish six buildings at Fair Oaks public housing complex off East Fairchild Street.


Help Wanted: Danville Police Dept. seeking officers

DANVILLE, IL. (WCCU) -- It’s a chance to serve with Danville’s finest. The Danville Police Department is down three officers, and accepting applications in hopes of filling those spots.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Danville seeing gang violence in community

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Violence in the community is to no surprise to Danville residents, and now law enforcement is saying some of it has to do with gangs. Public Safety Director Larry Thomason says his crews began to notice gangs were forming about 14 years ago. He says the groups that are formin


Illinois Hepatitis A Outbreak: 44 Cases Reported

ILLINOIS — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis Aoutbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state. The majority of cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men, homeless individuals and/or those who use drugs.


Suspect's father claims extenuating circumstances

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- A Danville man is charged with trying to hire someone to kill his neighbor and the suspect's father says he might know why. 23-year old Bradley Servis is charged with murder for hire. He was already in jail on charges of arson, property damage and a hate crime agains


Part of Illinois 127 to close in Union County

A portion of Illinois 127 in Union County will close because of pavement settling due to recent heavy rainfall, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants a 5-cent bag tax across Illinois. Shoppers aren't buying it.

For more than two years, Chicagoans have struggled with a nagging decision at grocery stores and other retailers – pay 7 cents for a disposable bag, or somehow do without. Now, if Gov. J.B. Pritzker has his way, shoppers across the state will face a similar choice.


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois

Chicago — Illinois prosecutors have filed charges against singer R. Kelly. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce the charges against the 52-year-old Grammy winner Friday afternoon, the office said in a media release.


Snoop Dogg to headline Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, August 16 on the Grandstand stage. With more than two decades of award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and


League: Graduated income tax would grow Illinois' economy

GENEVA – If Illinois were to change its state constitution to allow for a graduated income tax – that is, higher-income earners would pay more as a percentage than lower-income earners – it would bring the state more revenue and stimulate the economy.


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


Illinois Supreme Court Justice Faces Complaint Over Preckwinkle Political Event

Days before the Chicago election, a complaint was filed Friday against Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke over a fundraiser at her home for mayoral contender Toni Preckwinkle.


Schlarman set to defend state title

DANVILLE (WCIA) -- At this point, anything less than a state title is a disappointment to Schlarman. The Hilltoppers have higher expectations than most teams but that comes with the territory when you're the defending state champs.


EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says air monitors near a suburban Chicago plant recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical at the facility since the federal government began testing.