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CHAMPAIGN — Utility and local government officials are preparing for a possible history-making rainfall this weekend as the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac rumble across central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District officials are examining whether they will be able to raze and rebuild a 36-year-old bus garage in east Urbana that they say is undersized.
"We have a potential window of opportunity for state funding," MTD Managing Director Bill Volk said Wednesday after the monthly MTD board meeting.
CHAMPAIGN— Staley Road in Champaign will once again be open for traffic beginning Friday following the completion of a road construction project.
Kris Koester, administrative services supervisor for Champaign public works, said Staley Road will be open between Bradley Avenue and U.S. 150 on Friday.
URBANA — Some streets in Urbana will be closed on Monday morning for the Champaign County AFL/CIO's annual Labor Day parade.
The parade is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
Illinois Street will be closed to through traffic between Race Street and Vine Street for the parade staging area from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Grandview Drive between Cedar and Birch streets — on the east side of Hessel Park — will be closed today and Friday while storm-sewer improvements are made.
Local traffic can access driveways from Cedar Street.
The work begins at 7 a.m. today. The street is expected to reopen by 4 p.m. Friday.
The head of Worden Martin Inc. said there are no plans to move its car dealerships out of Savoy, as plans are being made to move its Champaign location to the northern part of the city.
DANVILLE — Cannon Elementary School has implemented a new traffic pattern, which changes the direction of vehicle traffic into the school.
Now, motorists must enter from Bismark Street and exit onto Main Street, making a right-hand turn only.
CHAMPAIGN — A federal transportation bill approved by Congress in late June will help Illinois, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday, but it's not enough.
SAVOY — When Rose Hudson is working as a crossing guard for Champaign schools, she sees firsthand the dangers of drivers who aren't paying attention in school zones.
They may be speeding, or on their cellphones, or totally ignorant of the fact that they're in a school zone.
She has advice for drivers, just in time for the beginning of the school year.
Tickets and warnngs issued for school zone violations in Champaign and Urbana since 2010:
73 tickets or warnings for speeding in a school zone
218 tickets or warnings for cell phone use in a school zone
40 tickets or warnings for speeding in a school zone