UPDATE: flood warning remains for Vermilion County

UPDATE, 1:18 p.m. Wednesday:

A flood warning has been issued for Vermilion County until 1 a.m. Thursday.

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UPDATE, 7:23 p.m. Tuesday:

A flash-flood warning has been issued for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt, Piatt, Douglas, and Moultrie counties until 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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UPDATE, 6:39 p.m. Tuesday:

To get a ride, Uber says, take a walk

DETROIT (AP) — The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

Champaign, Urbana officials say streets holding up during heavy rains

URBANA — After more than an inch and a half of rain Monday, officials say city streets are holding up.

"Particularly this morning, with the heavier downpours, we had some localized, temporary street flooding," said Bill Gray, director of public works in Urbana. "We had to clear storm inlets, but there was no significant or major flooding."

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

For the retirees, Feb. 18-25, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Tilton trustees reverse decision to end bus route from Danville

TILTON — Chantal Garland relies on the Danville Mass Transit's No. 13 bus to Tilton to get to her job at Gardenview Manor nursing home on Catlin-Tilton Road.

The Danville woman said her only other option is taking a cab. But roundtrip bus fare is $1, and cab fare is $16.

"If I had to take a cab every day, that would eat up my paycheck," said Garland, who makes minimum wage.

Chicago gets EPA grants to reduce diesel pollution

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has received more than $1 million in federal grants to help reduce diesel pollution from city buses and equipment used at O'Hare International Airport.

Traffic deaths fell slightly in 2017 after 2-year spike

DETROIT (AP) — Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it's no cause for celebration.

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Lexus tops dependability study for 7th straight year

DETROIT (AP) — Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey.

Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac.