CHICAGO (AP) — Construction has started to restore passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad Cities, on the Iowa state line, for the first time since 1979.
DECATUR (AP) — The state of Illinois will put $10 million toward beginning work to connect Interstate 72 and U.S. 51 near Decatur.
The Macon County South East Beltway will cost about $150 million and move traffic that passes through Decatur around the city's east side.
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CHAMPAIGN — The saga of the "sick" secretary of state's building seems to be wrapping up, but the ending may not be nice.
THOMASBORO — Vehicles should be moving a little slower around the village soon.
Board members approved a motion this week directing their attorney to draft an ordinance to amend the village code regarding speed-limit restrictions. The ordinance would be approved at next month's meeting.
Bridges in rustic locations have an allure all their own.
Put a roof on them, paint a warning to "cross this bridge at a walk" at their entrance and surround them with trees changing to their fall wardrobe, and you've got a winner.
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.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District are continuing a 37-year relationship for another year.
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.
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.
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.