In this April 8 photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, air safety investigator Todd Fox examines the tail section of the Cessna 414A twin-engine aircraft that April 7.
(AP Photo/Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board)
April 15, 2015

Report: Plane Changed Course Before Deadly Bloomington Crash

A report out Wednesday from the Wednesday's National Transportation Safety Board on the April 7 crash doesn't indicate why the pilot changed course as he neared Central Illinois Regional Airport.


Travelers wait in line after several delays at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
April 13, 2015

Are People Really Leaving Illinois In Droves?

Last year, Illinois was one of a handful of states that lost population. More than 90,000 people moved elsewhere.  It became a campaign issue for Governor when then candidate Bruce Rauner criticized the state's lack of friendliness to business, but the numbers don't mean mean there is a crisis, or even a real clamor, to leave the state.                    


Governor Bruce Rauner as part of the launch of Uber in Champaign-Urbana at EnterpriseWorks in Champaign Sunday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
February 15, 2015

Rauner Visits C-U For Uber Launch

Uber was launched in Champaign-Urbana Sunday, along with four other cities outside Chicago.  Gov. Rauner says he'll do all he can to bring high-tech companies like Uber to Champaign-Urbana. 


The University of Illinois Willard Airport
(Yelp)
January 27, 2015

Panel On Airport’s Future Meets With U of I Chancellor

The task force made up of city and county officials, U of I staff, and business personnel spent all of 2014 looking for ways to secure Willard Airport's long-term future. It met with U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise for the first time Tuesday.


Passengers wait in the terminal for flights out of WIllard Airport.Passengers wait in the terminal for flights out of WIllard Airport.
(Photo: CU-Citizen Access)
January 27, 2015

Flight Delayed: Willard Airport Struggles to Stay on Time

Compared to other national airports, Willard has recently ranked near the bottom in on-time departure performance. The regional airport was ranked 285th of 320 national airports in 2013. It is ranked 251st of 324 airports through November 2014.


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