Nebraska Thoughts, Standings, & Iowa Predictions

The way you break down this game probably depends on whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist.  A glass half empty guy would point out the porous Illini defense which led to monster games from Talley and Gallegos…and would say that this should have been a game that th

Rietz not opposed to new recommendation on juvenile court

The Champaign County state's attorney said she does not disagree with a state recommendation to try all 17-year olds as juveniles.

For many years, teenagers in Illinois were charged in adult criminal court once they turned 17.  But in 2010, the Legislature changed the law and placed 17-year olds facing misdemeanor charges in juvenile court. 

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for DeWitt and McLean Counties until noon Wednesday. The advisory calls for snow and freezing drizzle. Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Total snow amounts are expected to be 4 to 5 inches by noon on Wednesday.

UM Thoughts, Standings, & Nebraska Predictions

With apologies to Charles Dickens…

Clark-Lindsey looks to expand housing

Officials with Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana are working on plans to provide new housing options for local retirees.

The project calls for 16 townhouses in four one-story buildings on the northeast portion of the property of the retirement community.

Clark-Lindsey Director of Marketing Ron Wilcox said there's a market for these type of housing options among retirees.

Updated: weather advisory roundup

Updated 3:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued several advisories in advance of the winter weather that is forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday.

Macon County is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Friday.  Three to five inches of snow and one tenth of an inch of ice is forecast for this area.

Winter weather advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday.

In those areas, snow accumulation of three to five inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch are expected.  A period of heavy snow with rates of one inch per hour is expected late Thursday night.

Wind advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois from noon to 6 p.m. Monday.  Counties under the advisory include Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt, Macon, DeWitt and McLean.

NU Thoughts, Standings, & PSU Predictions

Everybody relax…it turns out it’s our state, our team after all.

Airline merger could bring new routes to Willard

Even though he said there is still much left to be decided, the head of Willard airport in Savoy said the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways could help the local airport.  Currently, American Eagle, which operates regional jets for American Airlines, serves Willard.