Vermilion County, IL

Danville Police seek help finding missing woman

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Danville Police are seeking help to find a missing woman. The 36-year-old woman, Olivia Romero, was last seen late Saturday night wearing a black t-shirt and black yoga pants. Her car was also later spotted near an airport in Matteson. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact Danville Police Department […]
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“That was my best friend…” Remembering Abbie Brandenburg

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – For Abbie Brandenburg, and many who struggle with mental health, it can seem impossible. Now, her family and friends want to make sure her story doesn’t end with her death. “The struggle that she was going through didn’t seem like it was impossible to me,” Chrisitan Cunningham, Brandenburg’s fiancé, said. Brandenburg […]
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A New Youth Organization in Danville Installs Officers

DANVILLE, IL, May 16, 2022- Danville and Vermilion county has had a new youth organization for three years– DeMolay. DeMolay is a youth organization for young men ages 12-21 where they have fun, learn leadership skills, and enjoy fellowship and brotherhood. On Sunday May 15, 2022, L. L. Lockard Chapter Order of DeMolay, located in the Masonic Center at 109 West North Street Danville, held their Installation of Officers. The Officers elected and installed were Christopher Morse, Master Councilor (President), Spencer W, Senior Councilor (Vice President), Aidan P, Junior Councilor (Associate Vice President). The installation was conducted and witnessed by members and friends from around the State of Illinois. Alexander Sturgis, who is from Rockford and is the current State Master Councilor for Illinois said, “Congratulations to Christopher and his officers, we hope you have a fruitful term.”
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Man arrested in connection with Danville shooting

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a recent shooting after he was seen at the Vermilion County Courthouse. During the follow-up investigation into the shooting that occurred on May 13, Danville Police identified the suspect as Tyler W. Perkins of Danville. An arrest warrant was issued for Perkins. On […]

Vermilion County War Museum Ready for Saturday’s Armed Forces Day

The Vermilion County War Museum is ready for a busy Armed Forces Day this Saturday, May 21st. Admission will be free during their Saturday hours of 10 to 4. And as Board President Jim Kouzmanoff reminds us, in addition to over 60,000 artifacts to look at inside, Reenacators and Living History presenters will be putting on some special displays outside the museum throughout the day. And yes, that means right out front along Vermilion. As far as what historical moments they’re reenacting, Kouzmanoff says, that’s based on how many Reenactors join the party.

Serve Together Vermilion County Set for 4th Straight Year on Saturday, June 11th

Serve Together Vermilion County will be happening for the fourth consecutive year, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM Saturday June 11th. Terry Goodwin from Second Church of Christ and his wife Molly Goodwin from the Women’s Care Clinic joined Laura Williams on 1340 WDAN’s Community Connection to preview this year’s special day. Terry said, just pick whatever sounds good, and they’ll be ready for you to help.

“Your Election Connection” Page is at

We are getting closer to the June 28th Primary Election date, including the start of early voting this Thursday. And one place you can get election information is our “YOUR ELECTION CONNECTION” page located at and sponsored by Vermilion County Clerk Cathy Jenkins. As Jenkins recently mentioned to us, this is a continuation of what her office has done before.

Arrest Made in Friday Morning May 13th Shooting of Man, 47, in Main-Jackson Area

THE FOLLOWING IS A DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASE. During the follow-up investigation into the shooting that occurred on 05/13/22, Danville Police were able to identify the suspect as 29 year old Tyler W. Perkins of Danville. A Vermilion County arrest warrant was issued for Perkins and on 05/17/22 around 9:00 am Perkins was taken into custody by the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department at the Vermilion County Courthouse where Perkins was attending court on an unrelated case.

Coroner: Missing woman’s remains found in submerged car

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has confirmed that the human remains found in a car submerged in Lake Vermilion are those of Abbie Brandenburg. Brandenburg, 26, was last seen a week ago on May 5. Her disappearance prompted a large community response with people coming together to pray for her safe […]
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Vermillion County Receives EPA Grant

Thrive West Central, the economic development organization for west central Indiana, has been awarded a $400,000 Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant on behalf of the Vermilion County Redevelopment Commission. The grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help the county identify contaminated sites and brownfields. Oren (Doc) Sutherlin, vice president...

Annual Operation Honor Guard Fundraiser Set for Wednesday, May 18th

This is the week, and Wednesday is the day. OPERATION HONOR GUARD 2022 is set to role. Almost a whole decade ago, Rich Darby from Sunset Funeral Home was at a graveside service for a Veteran on a hot August day, with the Honor Guard present for the service. And that’s when Darby noticed something, and a whole new movement began.