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.


January 04, 2015

Incoming Senate Chairman: Gas Tax Increase On Table

The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.  


Relatives of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501.
(Trisnadi/AP)
December 28, 2014

AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Search operations have been suspended for the night for an AirAsia plane with 162 aboard that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore, the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority reports.


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