Danville Named 10th Worst U.S. City To Raise KidsThe ranking comes from the financial news company 24/7 Wall Street, based on crime, graduation, and pre-school enrollment rates.
Third Suspect In Slaying Of Tyshawn Lee Arrested DownstateThe last suspect wanted in connection with the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee has been arrested after being pulled over in a traffic stop downstate.
Dick Van Dyke Steps In To Save His Childhood Home DownstateOrganizers of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation hope to establish a museum in the Danville home where Van Dyke and brother Jerry lived during high school after the family relocated from Missouri.
Downstate Illinois City Condemns Childhood Home Of Actor Dick Van DykeThe (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter this week to call attention to the Danville home he and brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri.
In Chicago, Your Real Income Doesn't Go Very Far; But Check Out DanvilleIn Chicago, how much is your income really worth?
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity is being undermined at Illinois' prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.
Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.
Emanuel Gathers 30 Illinois Mayors To Discuss Pension ReformMayor Rahm Emanuel rounded up mayors from 30 other cities in Illinois on Thursday to build support for pension changes they say are needed to keep Illinois municipalities out of bankruptcy.
Reggie Bush Heads To Danville, Ill. For Reality ShowNew Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush will be spending the week about three hours south of Chicago.
Alzheimer's Patient's Family Seeks MiracleAn elderly couple from downstate Danville and their family are hoping for a Christmas miracle.