DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) - If Danville were a math equation, there would be more pluses than minuses. That's the opinion of many of those who were asked how the city is doing these days. The pluses: Area parks that are second to none, demolition of dilapidated buildings, construction of a multimillion-dollar Carle facility, the promise of a new casino and the presence of a police chief who seems to be getting things done and is not afraid to work with community leaders. The minuses: Lost manufacturing jobs, shrinking population, fewer people available to work and increased gun violence throughout the city. All of the items on the bad side of living in the Danville area appear to prevail in many U.S. communities these days, The News-Gazette of Champaign...
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Projects overshadow Danville's lost jobs, population decline