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CHAMPAIGN

Champaign County sheriff hopeful using bike trip to fill petitions

SIDNEY – An independent candidate for Champaign County sheriff hopes to build some name recognition and physical fitness by bicycling around the county Monday in search of signatures for his candidacy petitions.

Work will close Pesotum rest areas on I-57 for several months

PARIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday on improvements at the Illinois Prairie rest areas on Interstate 57 near Pesotum, meaning they will be closed for several months.

Autopsy scheduled Monday for girl who died in crash

FLATVILLE — A six-year-old girl involved in a two-car accident at a rural intersection on Saturday afternoon has died.

Two other people remained hospitalized Sunday evening, and two others were released from the hospital.

Work to begin Wednesday on Crescent Drive

CHAMPAIGN — As part of Champaign’s annual street-maintenance program, work will begin Wednesday, weather permitting, on Crescent Drive from Barberry to Hemlock Drive.

Kinney Contractors will patch existing pavement, repair curbs, and restore lawns.

Accident reported on Interstate 74 east of Urbana

URBANA — Emergency personnel are headed to the scene of an accident east of Urbana.

METCAD reports that a van rolled off an entrance ramp on Interstate 74 at the University Avenue exit at 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area until the crash scene has been cleared.

State revenue falls again, 10% in May compared to a year ago

SPRINGFIELD – After five years of decline, state revenue continued to plunge in May, according to the monthly briefing of the Illinois General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

It's Your Business: New clothing store debuts this month in Champaign

J Huett's, a new menswear and women's clothing store, will open later this month in Champaign.

"It will be a full-service store," said owner John Huett, who has managed other men's clothing stores, such as Bachrach and Jos. Kuhn & Co., in Champaign.

Accident in northeastern Champaign County leaves one dead, four injured

FLATVILLE - One person was killed and four others injured, at least one critically, as a result of a two-vehicle collision at a rural intersection northwest of Flatville.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Keith Cunningham said shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, a car collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of county roads 2600 N and 2000 E.

Research Park board to discuss developer for expansion

A board that oversees the University of Illinois Research Park is closer to a decision on who will take on the park's expansion, but that decision is not likely to happen at the board's meeting this week.