Verizon will launch 4G in C-U on Sept. 15

CHAMPAIGN — Verizon Wireless plans to expand its 4G LTE network to include the Champaign-Urbana area on Sept. 15, the company said Monday.

The expansion will make available download speeds 10 times faster than Verizon's existing 3G network. That will make it easier to stream movies, download songs and conduct mobile business.

DACC trustees start review of next budget

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees today will get their first look at a proposed budget for the 2012 fiscal year.

Former Paxton woman dies in crash in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A former Paxton resident was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle crash in Florida.

Donna Kay Kraft, 55, of Fort Myers, Fla., was a passenger in a 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Carrie Lynn Rodriguez, 39, also of Fort Myers, when the vehicle crashed on Interstate 75 just before 8 a.m., according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Urbana man held on sexual assault charge

URBANA — An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $75,000 bond after he was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an Urbana woman.

Jesse Miller, 42, who listed an address in the 900 block of East Colorado Avenue, Urbana, pleaded innocent on Monday to aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Railroad work to close Champaign streets

CHAMPAIGN — Streets will be closed at two railroad crossings in Champaign beginning Tuesday while the Norfolk Southern Railroad does railroad crossing replacement work.

I-74/57 interchange traffic will be slow

CHAMPAIGN — Drivers can expect traffic near the Interstate 57-Interstate 74 interchange in Champaign to be slow late Monday night and early Tuesday morning (Aug. 22-23) while a crew completes final portion of the interchange improvement project.

Workers will be doing edge striping and placement of pavement markers beginning at 11 p.m. Monday.

Bus driver ticketed following collision between school bus and car

CHAMPAIGN — A school bus driver has been ticketed, and one child reported what appears to be a minor injury, following a collision Monday morning in northwest Champaign.

Parts of Westville without water

WESTVILLE — Some Westville residents are without water following a water main break.

Westville Gas and Water officials said the break affects customers along Urban Drive, Alexander Drive, Locust Street and Kennedy Drive.

Once water is restored, a boil order will be in effect for those customers until further notice.

Half Century of Progress schedule

Thursday, Aug. 25

— 7 a.m.: Gates open

— 8 a.m.: Half Century tractor Ride departs from Rantoul National Aviation Center Airport

— 9—11 a.m.: Field demonstrations

— 1-4 p.m.: Big Blue field demonstrations

— 5:30-9 p.m.: Welcome to downtown Rantoul (food, drink, entertainment)

Thousands expected in Rantoul for farm show

RANTOUL — It was 10 years ago that a group from the I & I Antique Tractor and Small Engine Club decided to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Farm Progress Show by staging a show of their own.

They called it the Half Century of Progress farm show.