Road work closes section of Savoy street for repairs

SAVOY — A street in Savoy will be closed through the end of next week for road repairs.

The Savoy Public Works Department announced that Burwash Avenue will be closed from Lyndhurst Drive to Regency Drive East through June 18.

The village will try to have traffic lanes open for the weekend of June 12 and 13.

Portion of Broadway Avenue to be closed on Wednesday

URBANA — A portion of Broadway Avenue in Urbana will be closed for much of the day on Wednesday.

The Urbana Public Works Department announced Monday that Broadway will be closed between Oakland and Kerr avenues from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, weather permitting.

Report to focus on condition of aging buildings in Danville school district

DANVILLE – Danville school officials this week will get their first glimpse of a report on the condition of the district's aging buildings and the work that must be done to keep them viable well into the future.

Small business center in Champaign hoping for a rescue

CHAMPAIGN – The Small Business Development Center in Champaign could go out of business itself if a rescue doesn't come soon.

Dobbins Downs neighborhood asks county for vacant lot for playground

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County Board members are being asked to donate a small, vacant lot in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood to a volunteer group that hopes to build a playground there.

Bridge over Griffin Street in Danville likely to be closed for months

DANVILLE – It will be months before a deteriorating South Griffin Street bridge can be re-opened to traffic, because the city doesn't have the money to replace it.

Reports made to police

Area police report the following:


Champaign council to discuss whether to call some special meetings something else

CHAMPAIGN – Public notices of city meetings under the state's open-meetings law could be changed if the council supports a policy revision this week.

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.

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.