Renovation of Dick Van Dyke’s childhood home ramping up

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Work could begin this summer to restore actor Dick Van Dyke’s childhood home in eastern Illinois. The News-Gazette reports a contractor has been chosen for the renovation of the Danville home where Van Dyke grew up. The actor’s foundation also is raising money for the project, with a goal of eventually opening the home to the public. The house fell into disrepair after its last owner died in 2011.