JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a levy ordinance asking for up to a 4.9 percent increase in property-tax funds next spring.
"That is the maximum amount," said MTD Managing Director Bill Volk. "But it's doubtful we'll be at 4.9 percent. Generally it's significantly under that. But that is the maximum we'd be able to levy."
SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer
ST. JOSEPH — They cook up a tasty cheeseburger at Roch's Place. Beef patties that dwarf the buns. Fries with just the right amount of crunch.
CHAMPAIGN — There's something strange about the streets of Campustown this week.
They're quiet. They're fairly empty. You can drive the speed limit without playing dodge-the-pedestrian.
With University of Illinois classes out until Dec. 2, most students left Friday for a week of holiday celebrating.
DANVILLE — Who doesn't love a good gas war?
Margie Brown said she doesn't.
"I think they should all be comparable," Brown said of gas prices.
The Hoopeston resident, who prefers them comparably low, drove about 30 miles Wednesday morning to the new Meijer gas station in Danville to fill her tank with $2.92-a-gallon gas.
CHAMPAIGN — A public forum on Champaign-Urbana's long-range transportation plan will be held Wednesday evening at the Illinois Terminal building in downtown Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board will ask for $329,000 more, or about a 4.9 percent increase, in next spring's property tax levy.
The effect on tax rates for property owners in the MTD service area won't be known until next spring, when the increase in the district's assessed valuation is factored in.
DANVILLE — School officials will take a look at start times for all of the Danville district's schools soon, and they're inviting parents to weigh in on the matter.
URBANA - The city will soon have a new traffic signal operating in downtown that will benefit the visually impaired.
Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider provided details about the project while in Urbana Monday with Governor Pat Quinn.