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Welcome to Vermilion County, Illinois!  Whether you are young or old, traveling for business or pleasure, staying short-term or long, we have something to offer each and every traveler.  The Danville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau invites you to explore our website for a comprehensive list of upcoming events along with places to see, eat, shop, and stay.



Remember:  And I'm proud to be an American, Where at least I know I'm free.  And I won't forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me. ∼Lee Greenwood            Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in remembrance of the men and women who have died in wars or in service to their country.  As much as Memorial Day remains a day of reflection and honor, its meaning is often overshadowed by summer barbecues, shopping, blockbuster movie releases, and the long, awaited three-day weekend.  Here are some ways in which we can remember those we honor on Memorial Day: National Moment of Remberance at 3:00 PM Fly the flag Visit a veteran's cemetary Visit monuments Read and reflect Visit a veteran's hospital Attend a memorial day parade Create a care package


  We are looking for photographs of Vermilion County to be included in this year's Danville Area Visitor's Guide.  Would you like a chance to see your photos printed in this glossy magazine and have a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes? 1st Place - $100 Gift Card 2nd Place - $50 Gift Card 3rd Place - $25 Gift Card Submit your photos to: ATTN:  Photo Contest The Commercial-News 17 W. North Street Danville, IL  61832   or send electronic images to:


The little wrought iron balcony still adorns the home once owned by Dr. William H. Fithian in Danville.  For more than a century and a half, it has defied time and the elements as a city grew up around the home the doctor and his wife built on Gilbert Street.  Danville was a small village in 1855, just beginning to flex its muscles as it welcomed the first railroad being built across the county.   The home and balcony have been preserved because the doctor and Abraham Lincoln were