DANVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics has determined that a proposed AT&T Wireless cellular tower immediately northwest of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will not compromise the helicopter landing pad on the north side of the hospital.
CHAMPAIGN — Officials are seeking information for other ways they might consider expanding a high-speed, fiber-optic network beyond what was allowed under a federal grant.
URBANA — Carle Foundation Hospital has applied to a state regulatory board for permission to add space and beds to its emergency department.
Use of Carle's emergency room, which serves as the local area's Level 1 trauma center, has "skyrocketed," hospital officials said.
Level I trauma centers serve the most acutely ill and injured patients in their regions.
URBANA — The city council this week will consider a resolution that some members hope will address concerns over moving forward with a plan to invite a private company to build out a high-speed, fiber-optic network throughout Champaign-Urbana and Savoy.
CHAMPAIGN — Members of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board acted Wednesday to order 10 new 40-foot hybrid buses, three gas-powered vans and to apply for the agency's full $24.9 million state operating assistance grant for the current year.
The new buses, expected to be available by early 2013, will bring to 55 the number of hybrid coaches in the MTD's 102-bus fleet.
URBANA — More than 514 people in Champaign-Urbana and Savoy have committed at least $381,800 toward an effort to bring a community-wide fiber-optic network to the area, and officials are submitting an application to a private company offering to do just that.
URBANA — If you're on jury duty or waiting for a friend at the Champaign County Courthouse and need something to occupy your time, better plan on it being knitting, a magazine or a paperback book.
Two local nonprofit organizations are in the running for a $15,000 office technology makeover, and you can vote to help them win.
The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation and the Danville Symphony Orchestra are both finalists in the RK Dixon 7th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest. The two organizations are among 20 non-profits who made it through the first round of voting.
DANVILLE — City officials are holding off on giving AT&T Wireless a building permit for a 199-foot cellular tower on a site that's close to Provena United Samaritan Medical Center's helicopter landing pad, because the city wants the Illinois Department of Transportation to give approval to the tower.
CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Transmission has outlined several potential route corridors it may use for a high-voltage transmission line connecting its Sidney and Rising substations.
All the potential corridors run west from Sidney to points along or west of Interstate 57, then north to the Rising substation northwest of Champaign.