Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018


This weekend


What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

AG seeks default judgment against Suburban Express, accuses it of stalling

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking a default judgment against Champaign-based Suburban Express and is accusing the bus company of stalling.

Madigan sued the bus company and its owner, Dennis Toeppen, in April for alleged discrimination and harassment of his customers, with the goal of getting the company to follow the law or go out of business.

Champaign County Board panel OKs rate increase for courthouse parking lot

URBANA — Next year, the cost of parking in the lot next to the Champaign County Courthouse might increase.

It has taken a divided county board facilities committee two months and three motions to reach Wednesday night's decision — to recommend an increase in parking lot fees, effective Jan. 2.

New car to bring 'peace of mind' for local veteran with special-needs child

URBANA — A veteran with a special-needs child will receive a new car today to take his son to medical appointments.

Danny Shafer, who joined the Army immediately after graduating from Hoopeston Area High School in 1999, will be presented with the keys to a Ford Fusion.

BMW earnings fall amid market disruptions

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany luxury automaker BMW said Wednesday that its net profit fell 24 percent in the third quarter as the company spent more on new technology and faced market disruptions due to other companies failing to get vehicles certified in time for new European Union emissions tests.

7 hospitalized after minivan hits Danville Mass Transit bus

DANVILLE — Seven people were hospitalized Monday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries after a minivan struck the back of a Danville Mass Transit bus, according to Danville police.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. at Main and Kentucky streets in Danville.

Illinois road closed for migrating snakes, amphibians

HARRISBURG (AP) — Snakes and amphibians that have not yet crossed Snake Road in Shawnee National Forest can relax because officials are giving them a little more time to make the trek.

Rantoul woman dies after crash into drainage ditch

THOMASBORO — A Rantoul woman died following a crash Sunday morning in rural Thomasboro.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that Kalyn D. Porter, 31, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. at the scene of a crash at the intersection of County Road 2400 N and 1200 E.

For the retirees, Nov. 4-11, 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.

Bike-sharing program growing, but not without challenges

CHAMPAIGN — They've appeared inside dorms, on the Quad and on top of bus stops.

And they've made it from the Walmart in Urbana to Walmart in Champaign to Curtis Orchard.

The 500 turquoise VeoRide bicycles have made their mark on the Champaign-Urbana landscape just two months after they first arrived, with more than 115,000 rides taken on the rentable bikes.