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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 25, 2013

Decatur, Bloomington Airport Directors Reflect on Tower Closures

By Jim Meadows and Charlie Schlenker

Decatur Airport is about two weeks away from losing its air traffic control workers as a result of federal sequester cuts, and the Airport's director says he is confident that flight safety won't be comprised.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 22, 2013

FAA to Close Air Traffic Control Towers Due to Federal Cuts

By Jim Meadows and Charlie Schlenker, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

 Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will defund the air traffic control towers at airports in Decatur and Bloomington as part of cuts related to the federal sequester.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 08, 2013

Race Street Bridge Over Boneyard Closing For Replacement

Bridge To Be Out Up To Three Months

Motorists depending on Race Street for travel between downtown Urbana and University Avenue are asked to use Broadway instead, while a bridge over the Boneyard Creek is replaced, as part of Urbana's Boneyard Improvements Project.

by Jim Meadows

Motorists who use Race Street as a convenient route to and from downtown Urbana from the north will have to use an alternative route. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 11th,  on the replacement of the Race Street Bridge over Boneyard Creek.

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 05, 2013

TSA Will Lift Ban Of Small Knives, Wiffle Ball Bats Aboard Planes

By The Associated Press

A TSA illustration of knives that will be allowed on planes.

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 20, 2013

Newcomer Stratton Challenges Prussing in Urbana Primary

By Jeff Bossert

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Laurel Prussing and Les Stratton.

As she seeks a third term, Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing touts her efforts to boost economic development. But opponent and political newcomer Les Stratton criticizes Prussing's plans as a misuse of taxpayer dollars.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

By Marilyn Geewax

US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff

American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.


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