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Traffic reduced on Mattis Avenue for water main repairs

CHAMPAIGN— Traffic has been reduced on Mattis Avenue in Champaign while Illinois American Water repairs a water main break and restores the pavement.

One south lane of Mattis Avenue has been closed between Stonegate Drive and Sangamon Drive.

The lane is scheduled to reopen by Friday.

Street closures planned for Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

URBANA— Portions of four streets will be closed this weekend for the annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Main Street between Vine Street and Cedar Street, Walnut Street from Water Street to Main Street, Broadway Avenue from Elm Street to Water Street and Race Street from Elm Street to Water Street will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Friday.

Stretch of Kirby to be closed Aug. 24 for UI convocation

CHAMPAIGN — Kirby Avenue will be closed between First and Fourth streets in Champaign between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 24 for the convocation for new students at the University of Illinois.

I-74 near St. Joseph to be narrowed for guardrail installation

ST. JOSEPH — For the next approximately three months, traffic on Interstate 74 from St. Joseph to Illinois 49 will be reduced to one lane during the day while cable guardrail is installed.

Storm debris cleanup to begin at 5 a.m. Saturday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Public works crews on Saturday will be cleaning up brush and fallen limbs on major roads left behind from an Aug. 9 storm.

The department has received a noise ordinance waiver to start extra early, according to a press release. Work will begin at 5 a.m., and the early start will allow crews to work while traffic volumes are low.

SJO school district nearing end of rebuilding process after fire

On June 16, 2011, the bus barn at St. Joseph-Ogden High School caught on fire and was a total loss.

Willard Airport gets $500,000 government grant to explore service to D.C.

SAVOY — Willard Airport in Savoy and Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington are working separately to get air service to the Washington, D.C., area.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $500,000 to each of them to help further those efforts.

Willard Airport exploring flights to east coast

     Willard Airport in Savoy could soon be expanding its flights to the east coast.

Danville detours bus route around Fairchild overpass

DANVILLE — Danville Mass Transit officials announced Thursday that the Route 14 bus (Lynch Road) will detour around the Fairchild Street overpass until further notice.

MTD board orders new buses, vans

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.