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Southwest MTD could hold final meeting in June

CHAMPAIGN — After nearly 6 1/2 years in business, the board of the Champaign Southwest Mass Transit District Tuesday voted to ask its attorney to investigate the process of terminating its existence.

The final meeting of the board could occur as soon as June 18.

Bill would give alumni group five UI trustee appointments

SPRINGFIELD — The power to make appointments to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees — now solely the province of the governor — would have to be shared, under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Danville won't enforce rules on temporary signs

DANVILLE — The city of Danville has decided it will not make businesses take down their temporary signs for now, and in the meantime, aldermen will discuss a possible rewrite of the city's temporary sign ordinance.

Updated: Danville school candidates answer questions at first forum

Updated 9:39 p.m. Tuesday.

DANVILLE — The nine Danville school board candidates weighed in on a variety of questions on funding, learning and community involvement at the first of three candidates' forums on Tuesday evening.

UI, union to meet again next week

Negotiators for the University of Illinois and its building and food service workers will meet again next week.

After two days of negotiations, building and food service workers still don't have a contract agreement with the University of Illinois.

Villa Grove OKs limited sports co-op with Heritage

VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove school board on Monday approved a limited co-op with some sports to be shared with the Heritage school district.

While a majority of the Villa Grove board supports a full co-op, some members said they wanted more information before reaching that decision.

Georgetown council approves gun range

GEORGETOWN — City officials listened to comments for and against a proposed gun range in a rural city-owned park on Monday, and then voted to grant a 25-year lease to the gun club wanting to build the range.

Local governments' finances getting back to pre-recession levels

It took a while, but the three biggest local governments in Champaign County either have finally regained their financial footing from the recession of 2008, or they expect to do so this year.

Updated: Candidates in 4 contested races will face audience

Updated at 9:52 a.m. on Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — Local candidates in four contested races for the April 9 election will answer questions in front of an audience and television cameras on Wednesday.

High school project pulled from Danville council agenda

DANVILLE - Aldermen will not be voting Tuesday night on a $980,000 project for campus improvements at Danville High School, because it was removed from the city council's agenda on Monday.