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Youths in area contribute to efforts

GIBSON CITY – Two Ford County high schools are enlisting the help of a pig to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.

They and other students are doing what they can to raise money for hurricane relief.

Cell users urged to store key info

A personal cellphone can be a way for rescuers to contact a person's family when that person has been involved in an emergency.

A movement that began in England has spread to the U.S. to have cellphone users put "ICE" in their phone "address books," along with names and phone numbers of people to contact – In Case of Emergency.

Village explores future of law enforcement

SAVOY – As Champaign County's fastest-growing community continues to expand, so have the village's needs for law enforcement.

In an effort to meet increasing needs, the Savoy Village Board is considering asking the sheriff's office to increase its presence there, contracting with neighboring Tolono to share police protection, or creating its own police department.

Center to make travel safer, cheaper

RANTOUL – State and University of Illinois officials say a new transportation research center will save lives and taxpayers' money by applying technology to build safer, more durable roads, bridges and other transportation facilities.

Sensor technology to monitor the condition of roads and bridges, and to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion and fuel consumption, is one of the things planned for development at the new Illinois Center for Transportation.