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Transportation service loses key participant

A key partner in a transportation program for Champaign County senior citizens has dropped out, citing a loss of United Way funding.

The decision by the Illini Prairie chapter of the local American Red Cross has left two other agencies scrambling to continue the service beyond June 30.

Frozen funding under review

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Rod Blagojevich has indicated he may soon thaw out a frozen $1 million operating grant for a bonding authority to help develop the University of Illinois Research Park and others like it.

Council favors moratorium on development

URBANA – The city will put the brakes on development in the downtown-to-campus corridor as officials gather once again to define and refine the kinds of building that will be allowed.

Public health contract finalized

CHAMPAIGN – County health services should be up and running today.

Inspection of circus shows no violations

URBANA – An inspection of a circus appearing in Urbana on Monday and today showed no violations of animal care regulations.

Three Champaign school jobs filled

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school board on Monday hired two new principals and a director of transportation.

Man killed in train-cycle crash

Piatt County Coroner James Manint pronounced Aaron D. Jones, 25, of Bement, dead at 7:10 p.m. Friday at the scene of the accident on the west end of West Wilson Street in Bement, according to Piatt County sheriff's Deputy David Hunt.

Area districts have shortage of bus drivers

When one of his three regular bus drivers at the Ludlow school district calls in sick or has a family emergency, it creates a problem for Lyle Rigdon.

It's Your Business: Wal-Mart introduces kid-friendly concepts

The new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Savoy has closed its snack bar, called Radio Grill, and is replacing it with two new concepts designed to appeal to kids.

Muslims' post-9/11 experiences studied

URBANA - A young mother and part-time student from Tunisia dropped the classes she was taking at Parkland College and left home only to go to the mosque.