August 07, 2014

Amtrak Looking To Add Routes Through Champaign

Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years - up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year.  That trend developed after the rail service added routes.  Now the train service could grow more in the future.


Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State Address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol on Jan. 29.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 25, 2014

Executive Inspector General Looking At IDOT Hiring

 As Gov. Pat Quinn battles a lawsuit accusing his administration of political hiring, the state watchdog charged with investigating ethics violations is asking to get involved.


Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner
(Brian Miner, You Tube video)
July 23, 2014

Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?


A "Road Closed" sign marks the east end of Olympian drive, where construction equipment is parked, awaiting work on the highway's extension.
Jim Meadows (Illinois Public Media)
July 20, 2014

Work Begins Monday on Olympian Drive Extension

Olympian Drive along the north end of Champaign will be extended into the north edge of Urbana, with a two year construction project set to begin Monday.


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