FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week.

Five employees - and 196 years - getting off the bus

URBANA — A lot of history — including the only remaining employee who was there at the beginning — is about to go out the door at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Fire at control site stops O'Hare, Midway flights

JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

MTD renews Champaign schools contract

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District are continuing a 37-year relationship for another year.

Local law enforcment joins effort to reduce train deaths

The danger of railroad crossings has hit close to home again this year with two deaths in Champaign County so far.  A new statewide iniative called Rail Safety Week that started Sunday aims to help reduce fatalities on the tracks across the state. Scott Beatty reports.

Deadly crash involving Urbana family puts safety push into question

A self-employed semitractor trailer driver who killed an Urbana family of three and two others on a northern Illinois highway this summer lost all vision in his right eye three decades ago.

Amtrak seeks investigation of Canadian National over routes through C-U

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is seeking an investigation of the Canadian National Railway for what it called "consistently substandard" service on Amtrak's Illini/Saluki trains over the Canadian National tracks through Champaign-Urbana.

Poll: Danville residents want roundabout at problem intersection

DANVILLE — And the survey says: City residents would prefer a roundabout to a traditional four-way stop at one of Danville's most problematic intersections.

No MTD routes on Monday

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses will not operate on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

That includes the revised Air Bus service to Willard Airport, which begins anew on Tuesday.

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

Faced with the sting of a three-figure fine in both Champaign and Urbana, bicyclists usually need only one ticket to complete that education.