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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.