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Road construction in Champaign, loss of Cardinals games for DISH Network subscribers, history of round barns, whether the Illinois women’s basketball team might return to Huff, potential airline for Willard Airport, pedestrian improvements outside of Memorial Stadium, more on Champaign’s now-silent weather radio station, interstate highway rest areas, Tuscola outlet mall and a not quite complete walking trail at Carle at the Fields.

We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices: (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to