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Urbana sets forum tonight on King renovations

URBANA – Parents, students and other residents can learn more about planned renovations at King Elementary School at a forum Tuesday night.

The Urbana school district will hold a forum at the school, 1108 W. Fairview, at 6 p.m. today. Architects and school district administrators will present the plans for the school and listen to public comments.

Danville may raid coffers as state's failure to pay on time makes cash flow problems

DANVILLE – City officials want permission to dip into city accounts to pay bills that normally would be covered by the more than $1 million in income tax revenue the state still owes Danville.

Man faces drug charges in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign man is at the Champaign County Jail on $10,000 bond after police say they found him in possession of suspected marijuana and cocaine.

According to a Champaign police report, police were called to the 1000 block of Northwood Drive in Champaign at 8:48 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a suspicious vehicle in the area.

State reports 48 cases of salmonella among customers who ate at certain Subway restaurants

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Monday that there have been 48 cases of salmonella associated with the ongoing investigation of illnesses among customers who ate at certain Subway restaurants in the state, including Subways in Champaign, Coles and Moultrie counties.

Work closing UI Chemistry Annex sidewalks, bike paths

URBANA — Some sidewalks and bike paths around the University of Illinois Chemistry Annex and along South Mathews Avenue will be closed for the next few months to accommodate a construction project.

The sidewalks and bike paths are expected to remain closed until 11 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Urbana Powerball ticket wins $200,000

URBANA — Somebody who purchased a Powerball ticket last week in Urbana has won $200,000.
While nobody from Illinois won the $20 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday, one second-place winning ticket was purchased at the Schnucks at 200 N. Vine St.

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.

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.