In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Illinois State associate head basketball coach Torrey Ward, right, and head coach Dan Muller smile after a game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.
(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
April 08, 2015

ISU Players, Coaches Mourn 7 Victims Of Plane Crash

Wednesday's news conference at Illinois State University to discuss the seven school officials and fans who died in a plane crash while returning from the NCAA Tournament became a moving memorial.


Danville mayoral candidates incumbent Scott Eisernhauer (Left) and James "Mouse" McMahon (Right).
(Photo: Facebook)
April 07, 2015

Decatur and Danville Mayors Win New Terms

Decatur Mayor Michael McElroy won another term with 47 percent of the vote in a four-way race, while Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer again held off challenger James McMahon, who he defeated along with three other challengers in 2011. Eisenhauer held 63 percent of the vote in a two-way race. 


Poet Richard Blanco with President Obama
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
April 07, 2015

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco On Identity, Art And Fame

Richard Blanco likes to say that he was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States. The writer served as the country's fifth inaugural poet at President Obama's 2013 inauguration – an assignment that forced him to confront some long-standing questions about his own identity. 


Damage from a tornado that struck Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 06, 2015

Reps. Shimkus, Davis Promote FEMA Aid Measure

The Congressmen say the bill seeking to change the federal disaster aid formula would help downstate towns the size of Gifford and Washington, who were denied government assistance by FEMA.


Jarling's Custard Cup on 309 W Kirby Ave, which closed its doors last Monday when inventory ran out, has resumed operations on limited hours.
(Photo: Facebook)
April 06, 2015

Jarling’s Custard Cup To Re-Open Wednesday

A week after the popular frozen custard location closed its doors, the owners say they'll operate four days a week, beginning April 8.  There's no word on a new owner.


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