In March of 2012, the federal government declared access to playgrounds a civil right, protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But sites in Danville and Urbana have stayed ahead of the mandate.
The Downtown Danville merchants group has been trying for years to find a new use for the old Bresee Tower. Now, the executive director of Downtown Danville Incorporated says they could be ready to announce their plans within a couple of months.
A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.
A consultant hired to assess the future of Champaign County’s Correctional facilities got an earful Thursday night. What was planned as a two-hour public hearing was extended to three as Alan Kalmanoff took comments on his 212 page criminal justice draft report.
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the video board he wants to build Wrigley Field is needed to "generate revenue'' and he raised the prospect of moving out of the ballpark entirely if he is blocked from doing so.