Hoopeston Police Department reports Aug. 5-18
DLO Musical Theatre will be bringing the wonderful world of Wizard of Oz to Danville High School October 25-27, and is currently raising funds to rent the theatrical fly system needed for the famous flying witches and monkeys of Oz.
The Vermilion County Farm Bureau will host a prescribed burn training from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 4 at the farm bureau conference room, located at 1905 U.S. Rt. 150 in Danville.
The Allen Quartet (pictured) and the Old Paths Quartet will perform during the upcoming Southern Gospel Concert Aug. 23 in East Lynn Park. Hot dogs and drinks will be served starting at 5 p.m. and the music will start at 6 p.m. Audience members should bring lawn chairs. If it rains, come to …
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The event many people look forward to all summer long has finally arrived. The Chicago Bears have reported to Olivet Nazarene University for their annual training camp in Bourbonnais, which means football season is finally around the corner.
The event many people look forward to all summer long finally arrived. The Chicago Bears reported to Olivet Nazarene University for their annual training camp in Bourbonnais, which means footb…
Hoopeston Area High School teams entered regional competition last week.
Hoopeston Area High School hosted the Vermilion County Track Meet Friday.
The Hoopeston Area High School Lady Cornjerkers opened last week with a close game against Oakwood on the road.
Attorney General has Monday deadline to file response to Illinois State Rifle Association lawsuit
Two Central Illinois groups among 200 finalists for State Farm grant.
As Illinois officials work to finalize the regulations for the state's recreational cannabis market, analysts have offered up some words of caution for budgeting revenue from the emerging industry.
A new report found it is becoming less common for workers to be prescribed painkillers after an on-the-job injury in Illinois.
Are you planning to retire within the next 10 to 15 years? If so, are you ready to take retirement preparedness to the next level?
Retirement is no longer an abstract concept when you reach your 50s. It's important to take a closer look at your financial plans now, while you have time to make any corrections. Consider these five steps to ensure the retirement of your dreams – or at least avoid the retirement of your nightmares.
1. Outline Your Retirement Goals – What do you really want to do when you retire? Buy a retirement home on the beach? Travel abroad? Start an expensive hobby? It's time to figure out how to pay for those goals.
Lay out your primary retirement goals and estimate the major expenses associated with them. Place those expenses on a timeline spread throughout your retirement. You now have an estimate of how your cash flow needs will change because of your retirement plans.
2. Rethink Your Expenses –</...
Imagine an online offer for a restaurant chain that is so tempting it sells out in one second. That actually happened with the return of the Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass.
The original Never Ending Pasta Pass in 2014 was so popular that it crashed Olive Garden's website, and the passes sold out within 45 minutes. In 2017, with improved website capabilities, the 22,000 passes sold out in one second after going on sale, while the limited Annual Pasta Passes offered in 2018 also sold out in one second. This year, Olive Garden released 24,000 passes at 2pm ET on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 — and for the first time there were 50 Lifetime Pasta Passes available, too. All the passes sold out within a second.
What makes this deal so popular? For one thing, it is a spectacular deal for regular patrons of the Olive Garden. In essence, it is the Never Ending Pasta Bowl extended over multiple visits for a limited period of time — unlimited pasta bowls sprea...
If you can get something either with or without a fee, why would you ever pay the fee? Unless you just enjoy throwing money away, you'd have to get something of value in return to justify the fees.
A recent survey from Discover, a major issuer of no-fee credit cards, investigated fees and their effects on credit card usage. The survey showed that consumers with no-annual-fee credit cards were twice as likely to be satisfied with their card than consumers with annual-fee cards (70% to 35%) – suggesting that consumers aren't getting a sufficient return for the fees that they pay.
Surveys typically show that between two-thirds and three-quarters of credit cards don't charge annual fees. According to the How To Evaluate A Credit Card Offer
Whether you are sending your kids off to kindergarten or to college, back-to-school time means a serious dent in your wallet. With some planning, however, you can limit the size of that dent. Here are some helpful hints:
- Set A Budget – As with any shopping run, if you do not make a list and do not have a budget, you are very likely to spend more than you intended. Research prices online or in stores before you start.
Use the budget as an opportunity to discuss priorities with your kids – if they want a particularly expensive or trendy backpack or shoes, they can help decide where the money can be saved in other supplies to pay for their indulgence.
- Track Sales Early – Back-To-School sales certainly help, but if you keep an eye out for extraordinary deals on basic supplies during off-seasons and clearances you can save significant...
Who doesn't love cash back rewards? We all enjoy the feeling of getting something back with our purchases, and credit card companies know this. They offer rewards programs as incentives – and a recent survey from CreditCards.com shows that cash back programs are the most attractive variety.
Almost one-third (31%) of survey respondents chose 3% cash back on all purchases as their preferred option. That's nearly double the percentage that preferred a $500 sign-up bonus (17%) or an eighteen-month 0% intro APR on purchases (14%). Cash back was preferred almost three-to-one over a 21-month 0% intro APR period on balance transfers or a $1,200 sign-up bonus good for airfare and hotel usage. Check out our list of cash back credit card offers.
However, rewards come at a price. Cr...
There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.
It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.
While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins.
Summer vacation is well under way, and with a lack of recess and physical education, parents may be looking for different ways to get kids outside and staying active. A great way to keep children from becoming couch potatoes for three months is to go for a hike.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is caused when an individual witnesses or experiences a tragic event. Though they may not surface for months or years, symptoms include sleeplessness, depression, a heightened state of anxiety, flashbacks to the event and avoidance of places, people or activities that are reminders of the trauma. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 7.7 million adults in the U.S. live with PTSD, though women are more likely to develop this condition.
CHICAGO - Tyiesha Annan sounded tired, but mostly angry, as she talked about her 14-year-old son and the questions she has for the homeowner in Lake County, Ill., who shot and killed him, telling police he fired his gun to scare the boy and five other teens off his property. "Why would you just come out shooting?" Annan asked. "Two things are for certain. He shot him in the head. You knew what ...
WASHINGTON - Anthony Scaramucci is under Donald Trump's skin, hitting a nerve as the president frets about his re-election chances amid economic warning signs. The former White House communications director was back on CNN Monday morning, delivering another broadside on his former boss just four days after a Trump's stated favorite news organization, Fox News, released a poll showing him ...
STAMFORD, Conn. - The case of Michelle Troconis, charged in the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos, was continued Monday in Superior Court during a brief pre-trial hearing. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 20. Troconis, 44, and Fotis Dulos, 51, were both charged in June with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 ...
TIJUANA, Mexico - On her first day out of quarantine Thursday, 6-year-old Fernanda Martinez was ecstatic. She raced a mini-green quad up and down the hall outside the dark room where she spent four weeks separated from everyone because of a severe case of the chicken pox. Greeting all the other children at the Agape Mision Mundial shelter in Tijuana, Martinez decided they were all her best ...