The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Oakwood compiled a 189, edging Judah Christian (193) and Hoopeston Area (214) in a triangular match at Harrison Park Golf Course. Travis Goodner shot a 44 to lead Oakwood, while teammates Reed Sperry (46), Case Kopaz (49) and Kyle McFarland (50) weren’t far behind. Judah Christian’s Caleb Mc…

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held April 6 will be available in the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office on Sept. 22.

In Larry McMurtry’s Terms of Endearment, there is a powerful scene when young Tommy and his mother, Emma, who have not been getting along well, are saying good-bye. Emma is dying, and the boy is tense and awkward as he hugs her.

Danville Area Community College’s Career & Employment Services will hold a Drive-Thru Job Fair on Sept. 9 from 9-11 a.m.

Registration for Fall 2020 classes at Danville Area Community College is in progress now. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The majority of late start classes begin September 21 and October 19.

In-person craft programs have been one of the most popular activities at HPL in recent years. And while in-person groups aren’t permitted right now, adults and teens have still been enjoying craft activities this summer.

Hoopeston Sesquicentennial Celebration community meeting set for Sept. 3

These next few columns will feature memories by Bill Cooper, a Hoopeston native, who worked at FMC from 1928 until he retired in 1971. He was also a musician, playing a banjo with the Medicats performing at the Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home from about 1980 to, at least, 1989 and …

Imagine a scene of great devastation. A tornado has ravaged the area and debris and pieces of interrupted lives blemish the broken landscape.

Millions of us are saved by “locals,” and sadly, all too often we are blind, and do not see the caring hand of God working in and through others. The point is that God chooses to work in and through and as people – through Samaritans, through maidens and as shepherds, through fishermen and t…


WATSEKA — The second of two inmates found unresponsive at the Iroquois County Jail this past week has died, according to state police.