UI increasing parking-permit rates for faculty, staff by 12.5 percent

URBANA — The University of Illinois is raising its parking-permit rates for faculty and staff in July by 12.5 percent, the first increase since 2012.

Parking-meter rates will also increase in July 2023, from $1 an hour to $1.25 an hour.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019


This weekend


What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Two hospitalized after crash at southwestern Champaign County intersection

SEYMOUR — Two men were taken to area hospitals for injuries they received in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning in southwestern Champaign County.

Champaign County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Sherrick said the crash between a pickup truck and a car happened at 9:30 a.m. at County Road 200 E and Monticello Road (1000 N). The intersection is about midway between Seymour and Ivesdale.

Tolono school buses running again after morning gas leak at barn

TOLONO — Buses will run Wednesday afternoon at Tolono schools after a gas leak at the bus barn canceled morning service.

Unit 7 Superintendent Andy Larson said officials discovered the leak around 6 a.m. He said a gas heater didn't ignite and began leaking. Things have since returned to normal.

Urbana sets annual bicycle giveaway for Feb. 14

URBANA — What could show your love for that special someone in your life more than a used bicycle?

The Urbana Police Department will be conducting its popular annual bicycle giveaway on Valentine's Day this year.

The event is open to citizens of Champaign, Urbana and surrounding communities. It begins at 10 a.m. and runs until noon or the bicycles are gone.

For the retirees, Feb. 3-10, 2019

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.

Krazy is a Perk | No need to panic: I know a lot about flying


I like knowing how things do what they do, especially if they could significantly impact my life ... you know, like kill me.

Deep freeze leaves area tow-truck drivers exhausted

Representatives of three area towing companies say the arctic blast that hit central Illinois this week has been great for business but tough on employees.

"We're all tired," Shane Grant, a mechanic at Road Ready Truck & Tire, 51 E. Leverett Road, C, said politely Thursday afternoon.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2019

EVENTSThis weekend


What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

Cold snap causing multiple big rigs to stall on area highways

PESOTUM — Count stalled semis among the unpleasant consequences of subzero temperatures.