U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis visits with Tim Nugent at Nugent Hall on the U of I campus Saturday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 14, 2015

Davis, Kirk, Seek Congressional Honors For ‘Father Of Accessibility’

A letter went out to members of Congress Monday detaiing a measure that seeks to award innovator Tim Nugent with the Congressional Gold Medal.  His modifications to the U of I campus, like curb cuts and handicapped-accessible bus routes were among the first in the country.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits a University of Illinois-owned farm in Urbana on Thursday.
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September 10, 2015

Top Ag Official Announces $100 Million In Ethanol Infrastructure Funding

More ethanol fuel blends could soon be for sale at gas stations in Illinois after a multi-million dollar federal investment in the industry’s infrastructure. The U.S. department of Agriculture is giving the state $12 million dollars to expand access to ethanol in Illinois. 


The new site for the Champaign drivers license facility at 2012 Round Barn Road.  It's expected to open later this summer.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 18, 2015

New Driver Services Facility To Open Later This Summer

The Illinois Secretary of State's office hopes to have a new Champaign driver services facility open later this summer. In the meantime, a temporary location will be available next week at the Champaign library. 


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April 27, 2015

Rauner Administration Asks For Public Input On Construction Revenues

Governor Bruce Rauner has long promised major investments in Illinois' infrastructure system, but has been short on suggestions for how to pay for construction. Now Rauner's administration says it's asking taxpayers their opinions on shoring up a public works program


A map of the construction work scheduled for the the MCORE project.
(MCORE Project)
April 21, 2015

Federal Grant Will Expand Major Routes In U of I Campustown Area

The MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) Project is paid for through a federal grant received last fall, as well as matching funds.  It's divided into five projects, expanding major streets in Campustown for buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists.


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