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Prussing to ask council to end roundabout discussion

URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing said she expects the city council to circle the issue no more.

A recurring discussion — now approaching 2 years old — about the city building a roundabout at the intersection of Race Street and Windsor Road is expected to end on Monday night when Prussing asks city council members to drop it.


Champaign, Urbana plan to do their best to become even more bicycle-friendly

CHAMPAIGN — City officials on both sides of Wright Street are peddling a new trend: They're building bike lanes, and compared with other Illinois communities, they're pretty persistent.


Bus service to Y is interim step

CHAMPAIGN — Bus service that begins Monday to the Stephens Family YMCA of Champaign County is an "interim step" until a permanent solution comes in August, said the director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.


Bus service to YMCA set to begin Monday

CHAMPAIGN — Area residents will be able to use the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to get to the Stephens Family YMCA of Champaign County beginning Monday.

MTD spokeswoman Jan Kijowski announced Wednesday that service to the YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, C, will start Monday on two weekday routes, the 334 West Direct and the 14 Navy.


After almost 40 years, veteran C-U MTD driver retiring

URBANA — Forty years ago, Louie Fonseca was a sophomore at the University of Illinois, trying to work his way through school.


Urbana man injured, charged with DUI in accident on I-74

URBANA — A 30-year-old Urbana man was injured early Tuesday when his car hit a concrete median on Interstate 74 near Urbana.


UI YMCA raising funds for bike share program

The University of Illinois YMCA will soon give you an opportunity to get around town a little easier, but the group needs your help to do it.

The Y and the UI College of Engineering are raising money to create a bike-sharing program called Y-Cycle.


Peoria Charter expands bus service to Chicago

CHAMPAIGN — Peoria Charter Coach will expand its direct motorcoach service between Champaign-Urbana and Chicago starting Monday, the company's local operations manager said.

On Monday, the company will add daily departures from Illinois Terminal in Champaign at 5:45 a.m. and 9:40 a.m., with stops at Midway Airport, Union Station and O'Hare Airport.


Lincolnland Express bus company to shut down permanently

A Champaign bus company that was shut down for safety violations will now close its doors permanently.


MTD expands Saturday service for UI finals

URBANA — Local bus service will be augmented Saturday morning in the University of Illinois campus area to help UI students get to their 8 a.m. final exams.

Final exams begin at the UI on Friday and end on Dec. 20. This is the first time in several years that the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will make special accommodations because of Saturday exams.