When you consider the common field crops in Illinois, it’s no doubt corn (Zea mays) has had a heavy influence on agriculture. However, broomcorn (Sorghum bicolor) is a lesser-known member of the grass family (Poaceae) with an agricultural history of its own in our state. It’s more closely re…

After Thanksgiving, many Americans will be nursing indigestion from the copious amounts of food we have just eaten or dealing with the madness of Black Friday. As the demolition derby of shopping carts commences, there is but one more conflict among shoppers and perhaps disagreement at the T…

DANVILLE – Falling snow in November, reminds us the holidays are right around the corner. For many residents, attending the Vermilion County Master Gardeners “Make a Holiday Wreath” class is a favorite tradition. Master Gardener Pat Sollars will once again demonstrate how to create a live wreath.

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Cloudy. Areas of patchy fog. High 43F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.


Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.


Mostly cloudy skies. High near 40F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.


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Two area teams received No. 1 seeds in the upcoming IHSA football playoffs, with 15 area programs finding out Saturday night they will have a shot to play for a state championship.

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