Snowstorm headed our way

Sunday evening, it seems, will be a perfect time for a Super Bowl party.

That's when the National Weather Service says a midwinter snowstorm will be finished dumping up to 8 inches of snow in a band across central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana and Danville.

Indianapolis-Chicago Amtrak service extended to April 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amtrak's Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago will keep rolling through April 1 under an extension announced Friday.

Love the low price of fuel? So does the MTD

CHAMPAIGN — Like virtually everyone else, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is celebrating low fuel prices — but to a much greater degree.

The transit district is about $2.5 million under its approximately $39 million budget about halfway through its fiscal year, and the primary reason is the low cost of diesel fuel, Managing Director Karl Gnadt said Wednesday.

Wise: UI ready to put Willard plan into effect

SAVOY — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she is "fully behind" an airport advisory group's report and the university is ready to implement a plan.

Cerro Gordo OKs new arrangement for paying for sports travel with Bement

CERRO GORDO — The school board approved a new way of splitting transportation costs with co-op partner Bement.

Wise to meet with Willard task force

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SAVOY — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said the campus remains committed long term to being involved in Willard Airport.

Driver's services to be on campus Wednesday

URBANA — Champaign and Urbana residents who need a driver's license or a vehicle sticker may want to visit the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus Wednesday.

Secretary of State Jesse White said his office will provide certain driver and vehicle services through its mobile office at the Union from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those include:

Amtrak studying service between Danville, Quad Cities

DANVILLE — Amtrak is studying potential rail service between Danville and the Quad Cities, and the study's outcome could be known within a few months, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Riding out a down year

RANTOUL — Illinois ridership on Amtrak in fiscal year 2014 was down 4 percent from the previous year, the passenger rail service reported.

Amtrak had about 4.97 million boardings and alightings in Illinois from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, compared with about 5.18 million the preceding year.

Road to recovery

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CHAMPAIGN — A visitor's first glimpse of Campustown from the west is not exactly postcard material.