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Texas driver treated, released after accident on I-57

PESOTUM – A Texas man was treated at an Urbana hospital Monday following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 north of Pesotum.

Truck overturns on I-57

Police say a truck overturned Sunday when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and overturned on Interstate 57 outside Champaign on Sunday.

Off-duty Champaign County deputy arrested for DUI in crash

An investigator with the Champaign County sheriff’s office has been placed on administrative leave after an accident in which he was accused of drunk driving.

Champaign district uses geocaching to introduce lesser-known parks

CHAMPAIGN – You can call it modern day treasure hunting.

Except you use a GPS unit instead of a map. And 14 digits' worth of latitude and longitude coordinates mark the spot.

But park district officials are hoping hunters find more than just prizes. They are also trying to acquaint residents with new parks through their "Geocache Stache" contest.

Late-night work scheduled for Fairchild subway

DANVILLE – Storm sewer cleaning operations in the Fairchild Street subway west of Bowman Avenue will begin at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Work to close Myra Ridge Drive for several weeks

URBANA – Myra Ridge Drive just south of Windsor Road will be closed from 5 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

The closure is for the reconstruction of the intersection approach to Windsor Road and the installation of traffic signal related items.

Champaign council to vote on labor agreement

CHAMPAIGN – Twenty-three city employees represented by the local Plumbers and Steamfitters union would get a 1 percent raise during the current and next fiscal year under a contract the city council will consider this week.

Northeast School in Danville hoping for $500,000 grant

DANVILLE – On Friday afternoon, Northeast Elementary Magnet School was only about 8,400 votes away from winning a $500,000 grant, which school officials want to use to build a new gymnasium.

UI move-in day is Thursday; drivers urged to avoid campus area

University of Illinois police are advising drivers to avoid the campus area if possible on Thursday, move-in day, especially during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers need to pay extra attention to slow-moving traffic and pedestrians, a press release says.

Conditions set for move back to full week for Vermilion health department

DANVILLE – If the Vermilion County Health Department pays back half of the more than $300,000 it owes the county, then county officials will support the department returning to a five-day work week, according to Vermilion County board Chairman Jim McMahon.