Road Work

Road Work

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Oct. 22, 2017

Last week's big space breakthrough — visual proof of two neutron stars merging — shed new light on the history of the universe, astronomers said excitedly. Which got us thinking: What game-changing innovations could be on the horizon in the next 20 years for fighting cancer, detecting hurricanes and other fields?

Emergency closure on Race Street in Urbana

North Race Street in Urbana will be closed to traffic between West Main Street and West Water Street through 8 p.m. Friday,  while the Illinois American Water Company makes emergency repairs to a water main.  No through traffic will be allowed.

Access will be restricted to North Race Street properties from West Main Street. 


Entertainment listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017


This weekend


What: Back for its fifth year as Central Illinois' premiere haunted attraction with 10,000 square feet of terror, customers will find terror at every turn; "Lights Out" events, Oct. 19 and 30. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Stop signs to be added to east Urbana intersection

URBANA — The city's public works department announced Tuesday that two all-way stop signs will be installed on Main Street where at the T intersection with Smith Road on the north side of Weaver Park.

This change was green-lighted by the city council after staff performed a traffic study of the area. It concluded that the signs were needed to improve safety.

$1 million project to improve Urbana's North Lincoln Avenue starts next week

URBANA — More than $1 million worth of work on North Lincoln Avenue is set to get under way next week in Urbana.

Funding for the $1,031,669.41 resurfacing project is coming from state motor fuel tax money, according to Urbana's Public Works Department, and Urbana's Open Road Paving Company will complete the work.

A lot going forward in Champaign

Staff writer NATALIE WICKMAN hitched a ride with Champaign city officials and council members this week on a bus tour showing progress of ongoing capital improvements. Here's what she learned about four of them.

Road work to shut down part of West Newell near Danville

DANVILLE — Construction on West Newell Road began Tuesday and will require a section to be closed to all traffic next week.

AT&T taking down unused tower in downtown Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — Workers began taking down the large AT&T tower on Clark Street between Randolph and Neil streets Tuesday in Champaign.

Green Street in front of Illini Union to be closed till Sept. 1

A weeklong construction shutdown in early July, courtesy of state lawmakers, means Green Street in front of the Illini Union will probably remain closed to through traffic until Sept. 1 — a week after University of Illinois students return en masse.

Illini Union, Green Street businesses happy to pardon MCORE's dust

URBANA — This afternoon, a couple dozen Cubs and Cardinals fans will descend upon Courtyard Cafe at the Illini Union to watch their favorite baseball teams do battle — if they can find their way.