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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.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - January 14, 2013

RTA Alleges United, American Airlines Using ‘Sham’ Office

By Jenna Dooley and Lauren Chooljian

The Regional Transportation Authority alleges two major airlines are running "sham" business operations to get out of paying higher taxes on jet fuel.

Categories: Business, Law, Transportation

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 13, 2013

Bus Service Begins to New YMCA In Southwest Champaign

By Jim Meadows

It’s been nearly a year since officials with the Champaign County YMCA publicly asked for bus service from the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. Now, service to the Stephens Family Y at 2501 Fields South Drive in southwest Champaign begins on a limited basis, on Monday, Jan. 13.

Categories: Transportation



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