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Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018


This weekend


What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Champaign council makes honorary streets for fallen employees permanent

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Police Department badge carries two stars, each dating back more than 50 years.

They represent the only departmental officers killed on duty — Thomas Dodsworth in 1916 and Robert L. Tatman in 1967.

If those stars last the test of time, retired Officer Mark Medlyn said, then honorary street designations should do the same.

Delays may spill into school year, but Central makeover finally 'real'

To Anna LeGrande, the sight of construction work outside her daughter's high school has been a treat — even if it comes with traffic delays throughout August.

"I really wanted Central to stay Central, and I'm happy that they're finally getting going," she said. "It's real."

Champaign council to vote on making street honors permanent for fallen

CHAMPAIGN — A city council member is proposing a slight change in the rules for naming honorary streets, prompted by last year's 50th anniversary of the death of police Officer Robert Tatman.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018


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Part of Goodwin to close for two days for patching work

URBANA — A portion of Goodwin Avenue in Urbana will be closed for the better part of two days to allow work crews to complete a full-depth concrete patching project.

Goodwin will be closed to through traffic from Springfield Avenue to Main Street from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

Stretch of Green Street in Urbana reopens after MCORE work

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URBANA — A stretch of Green Street near campus is reopening to two-way traffic Monday afternoon, a month ahead of schedule, after the latest phase of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project.

Urbana intersection's new 'bike boxes' gives cyclists a bit more direction

URBANA — For bicyclists, turning left at a busy intersection can be a bit dodgy — literally.

Cyclists using a right-hand bike lane have to merge across one or two lanes of traffic in order to enter a left-turn lane while hoping they're seen by cars in the intersection.

Coming soon to downtown Champaign: More stoplights

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CHAMPAIGN — More than three years after a woman was injured by a bus while crossing at a downtown intersection, the city plans to add stoplights there.

Road work to close two I-74 ramps overnight Thursday in C-U

CHAMPAIGN — Two Interstate 74 ramps in Champaign and Urbana will be closed late Thursday into Friday for road work.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that overnight work will be done on the westbound offramp at Neil Street and the eastbound offramp at Cunningham Avenue.