Join in city's cleanup effort
Dozens of volunteers will help bring a fresh look to downtown Danville and the Douglas Discovery Garden on Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup.
City's program invests in the future
Danville officials want to spend a considerable amount of money from their Community Development Block Grant to pay for housing updates in the Vermilion Heights neighborhood.
City's deal works for all
Danville city officials approved a deal this week to give back half of the sales tax revenue — up to $100,000 — to a new, large retail store that wants to locate in the Village Mall.
Take steps to be healthy
Two Vermilion County organizations want us to take a hike — or at least a walk — as they sponsor Let’s Walk Vermilion County on May 11.
We should be better prepared
Beginning today, the Commercial-News — with the help of Community Newspapers News Service — will take a look at how local officials prepare for natural disasters. The series will appear during the next four Sundays as well.
Parents key to school success
District 118 school officials want the public’s input on an application for a possible $6 million grant designed to help boost student achievement. Another public session is set for 7:30 a.m. today in the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St.
Americans move forward
Whoever was responsible for Monday’s bombs that ripped into the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon wanted to create fear.
Local jobs require education
Recent remarks from the public at one of Danville’s ward meetings included the assertion the city needs more jobs. No one will argue with that. Every community wants more jobs for its residents as a way to grow. But the perception is that Danville has few job openings, and that’s not true.
Few ballots make lots of decisions
Members of the Danville City County, District 118 school board and many other community governmental bodies should expect a quiet couple of years ahead.
Be sure to vote today
Residents across Vermilion County can take advantage of the opportunity today to help select leaders in their communities and schools by casting their ballots.
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