URBANA – Work is about 50 percent complete on the $6.1 million Windsor Road reconstruction project, according to Urbana's public works department. The project is still expected to be finished by the end of November although some weather-dependent items may wait until next spring.
URBANA – There are different opinions on whether a new gas tax in Urbana would drive customers away.
URBANA – Local officials across the country are trying to fill holes in their budgets when it comes to fixing potholes and repairing streets.
In May, Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing proposed a 2-cent-per-gallon local motor fuels tax to fill the gap between rising costs and falling state motor fuels tax revenues.
Springfield isn't quite the same place it was when Stanley Ikenberry retired as University of Illinois president in 1995, political analysts say.
The UI endured a few lean budget years during Ikenberry's first 16-year term, but overall it enjoyed relatively robust budgets, said Kent Redfield, professor of political science at the UI Springfield.
Champaign police and firefighters examine a car that collided with a house at 1606 W. Springfield in Champaign on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Police said the driver of the vehicle left a parking lot on the south side of Springfield Avenue, struck a westbound vehicle and ended up against the house. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment.
CHAMPAIGN – Some customers of Illinois American Water Co. will start receiving monthly instead of bi-monthly water bills starting this month.
URBANA – A Bloomington man who admitted he violated the probation he received for punching a woman in the face was resentenced Friday to seven years in prison.
Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis recommended Titus Brockman, 20, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.