Danville, IL

Danville Fire: Four houses destroyed in weekend fires

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters in Danville responded to four fires over the weekend that resulted in the total loss of four homes. The first fire happened at approximately 10:12 p.m. on Saturday. Firefighters responded to 322 Harmon Street for a house fire and found the house engulfed in flames when they arrived. They extinguished […]
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Four Vacant Homes Burn Over Weekend, Fire Chief Says Please be Observant

(Above) Vacant houses at 1020 Franklin (left) and 1022 Franklin (right) burned to a total loss over the weekend when a blaze at 1022 spread next door to 1020. Four vacant houses in Danville have all been declared total losses after fires this past weekend. In one case, an empty burning home at 1022 Franklin Street spread to another abandoned home next door at 1020 Franklin. The other two abandoned house fires were at 322 Harmon and 501 West Madison. All four of these fires are still being investigated. There has been a significant amount of vacant home fires of late. And Danville Fire Chief Don McMasters says if there is a vacant home in your area, please watch for any changes; be it in the structure itself, or in people in the area.
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Vermilion County Animal Shelter has Many Dogs and Cats Available

(Above) Ava, one year old domestic short hair female (left); and Draxton, one year old shep mix male (right). Over at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter they’ve had a lot more to be concerned about over the last couple weeks than just chasing down escaped emus. They happen to have a lot of dogs and cats available for adoption. Ann Puzey from the shelter says, this is usually a busy time of year for cats. But this time around, it’s both. Sometimes residents bring in animals they can no longer care for, but other times, they just leave them behind.

Danville Fire Department responds to multiple fires over the weekend

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND)- The Danville Fire Department responded to multiple fires over the weekend. According to Danville Fire, crews respond to the first fire on Aug. 6 at approximately 10:12 p.m. at 322 Harmon Street. Crews say the structure was heavily involved upon arrival but was quickly extinguished and reported...

4 vacant house fires in 3 days in Danville

DANVILLE, Ill. (WICS) — The Danville Fire Department is investigating four house fires that happened from August 6 through August 8. The first fire happened at 1:13 a.m. on August 6 at 1022 Franklin Street. When the Danville Fire Department arrived they found the house heavily on fire. The...

A Call for Prayer and Unity at the Start of New School Year

A member of the Danville District 118 School Board is using his day job to put together a special evening of prayer to start the school year. Pastor Thomas Miller from the New Life Church of Faith near Bowman and Voorhees is looking to bring as many teachers, administrators, staff, bus drivers, students and families; and anyone involved in the district to come together for an evening of prayer from 6 to 7 PM this Friday, the day the 118 students return to class. He says this goes for all public and private schools in the area as well. Pastor Miller says, with everything going on in this world, let’s ask for some extra strength as we return to the classrooms.

Free back-to-school clothes for Hoopeston families

HOOPESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Families in Hoopeston have the opportunity to get clothing for their children. Hoopeston Area School District officials said the Clothing Caravan from Fair Hope Children’s Ministry will be set up on August 24. They will be at the Girl Scout Building in McFerren Park from 3 – 7 p.m. There will […]

It's Your Business | Cosmetology school ready to start

Debra Pressey is a reporter covering health care at The News-Gazette. Her email is, and you can follow her on Twitter (@DLPressey). The new cosmetology school in the former Blossom Basket shop space at 2522 Village Green Place, C is licensed and ready to roll, co-owner Rod Sickler said.

Mosaic City Church, Catch-A-Fade Combine for Tuesday Free Student Haircuts

School starts this week for lots of youngsters, and if you have a young man who’s a kindergartener through high schooler who still needs that haircut, free standard haircuts are being offered by the Mosaic City Church in conjunction with Danville’s Catch-A-Fade Barbershop from 9 to 3 on Tuesday, August 9th. Pastor LeStan Hoskins has more.

Pistol Shrimp advance to eastern conference championship

PERU – The Pistol Shrimp will be advancing to the Prospect League Eastern Conference championship after defeating the Danville Dans 11-10 Sunday night, winning the Wabash River Division Championship. The win marked the first-ever playoff victory in the history of Pistol Shrimp Baseball and only the second ever playoff game after a one-game appearance in 2019. They now advance to the Prospect League Eastern Conference Championship and will host the Ohio River Valley Division Champion Chillicothe Paints in a one-game playoff Tuesday at Schweickert Stadium at Veterans Memorial Park in Peru. Pre-game festivities begin at 6:45 pm, with first pitch at 7:05 PM.

Paxton Swedes defeat Royal Giants in extra innings, to meet Buckley Dutchmasters in EI League Tournament championship series

BUCKLEY – For the first time since 2006, the Paxton Swedes and Buckley Dutchmasters will meet in the Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament championship series. After the top-seeded Dutchmasters defeated the Arcola Riders 12-2 in a six-inning semifinal matchup on Sunday, the third-seeded Swedes overcame the second-seeded Royal Giants 1-0 in a 10-inning contest.

Indiana’s Most Evil House is the Subject of a Documentary That’s Out Now

It's said to be "the most evil house in America" and it's located in the Hoosier state. Located in Cayuga, Indiana sits a house that has a horrifying past. The house was featured on the History Channel's show The UnXplained in 2019 where they dubbed this house the "most haunted in America." So why is it called the most haunted house in America? First of all look at it, it looks like an upside-down cross, which is pretty creepy, and definitely not a floor plan you see super often.

Three Kings of Peace meet reward fund goal

DANVILLE, Ill. (WRSP) — Ronald Miller Jr. was shot and killed on July 11 in Danville. The Three Kings of Peace began a reward fund shortly after the murder of Miller asking other local pastors and the community to pitch in and raise $3,000 to reward to anyone who gives information about miller's case that leads to a conviction.

Three Kings of Peace raises $3k to find teen’s killer

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A crime prevention group in Danville is raising money to go toward a reward for finding the person who killed a teenager last month. 14-year-old Ronald Miller was shot on July 11 near Davis and Hazel Streets and later died at the hospital. No one has been arrested yet in connection […]

Pistol Shrimp Advance In Prospect League Playoffs

The Pistol Shrimp are coming back home to Peru. Illinois Valley advanced to the next round of the Prospect League Playoffs with a wild 11-10 win Sunday over the Dans in Danville. The Pistol Shrimp won the Wabash River Division championship with the victory. They now host the Chillicothe Paints...