For the retirees, April 30-May 6, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Family Service Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Getting Personal: Andrew Johnson

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 47-year-old Andrew Johnson, the new chief operating officer at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. A native of DeKalb, Johnson is moving here from Normal.

GM's profit spikes on U.S. truck, SUV sales

DETROIT (AP) — Rising sales of high-profit trucks and SUVs in the U.S. helped push General Motors to a first-quarter profit record as the company put up $2.6 billion in net income.

Passenger dragged off jet settles with United

CHICAGO (AP) — The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.

David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. One his lawyers praised United CEO Oscar Munoz.

Head of O'Hare security fired

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been fired.

O'Hare is where a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight by airport security this month, but Thursday's announcement by the Department of Aviation simply states Jeffrey Redding "has been terminated from his duties" at O'Hare and Midway airports. No reason was given.

American Airlines' employee raises upset Wall Street

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is giving pay raises to its pilots and flight attendants, who have complained they are paid less than peers at other airlines. Wall Street isn't happy.

MTD auctioning off 120-year-old downtown Champaign building

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is selling by auction a nearly 120-year-old building that it acquired last year in a large purchase of properties near downtown Champaign.

United to offer bumped flyers up to $10,000

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

MTD moves to annex 464 acres in west Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Additional sections of six subdivisions in west Champaign could be annexed into the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District this year, under a resolution adopted by the MTD board Wednesday.

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.