Another day of frantic searching has failed to uncover the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, as ships and aircraft combed over parts of the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea where the jetliner is suspected of crashing with 239 people aboard. And officials now say the plane may have diverted its path, perhaps in an attempt to turn back.
The head of the University of Illinois’ Institute of Aviation says regional airlines could suffer the most from a pilot shortage throughout the industry.
State transportation officials say last week's frigid and snowy weather has delayed crews who were putting up signs along interstates increasing the speed limit to 70 mph.
While road conditions are improving inside Champaign and Urbana city limits, authorities ask that travel not be attempted in rural areas.
UPDATE 4:35 PM Illinois State Police District 10 officials are advising that I-57, I-72, and I-74 are nearly impassable. All other roads are drifting closed. Near white out conditions. Blowing and drifting snow is blocking the roadways. Emergency travel only. US Route 150 is closed between St Joseph and Urbana due to a crash. State Police have implemented their NO TOW policy. They say visibility is extremely poor and it is not safe to tow. Motorists are being transported to a place of safety to the nearest exit.
Reminders from Champaign County and Macon County Authorities: Champaign County Highways and Township roads will not be plowed after dusk. Macon County Highways and Township roads are closed until further notice.
UPDATE: 4:07PM -- Illinois State Police are on the scene of a traffic crash involving two jackknife truck tractor/semi trailers on I-57 at milepost 192 blocking both northbound lanes. Traffic will be stopped northbound until the semis are removed.
Illinois State Police report that eastbound I-74 has been closed at milepost 185, near the University Avenue Exit.
The head of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District says it’s time for the bus system to explore extending service during the holiday.
The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected Ohio and Indiana's joint bid to become one of the agency's six drone test sites.
Illinois transportation officials have announced locations along interstates where the speed limit will increase to 70 mph.
At train stations from Rhode Island to Illinois to Oregon, children line up this month for one of the most important journeys of the year….on the Polar Express. Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently took the trip in the central Illinois town of Monticello, where he was greeted with hot chocolate, plenty of music and dancing, and of course a visit from old Saint Nick.
The Justice Department has reached a deal that will allow for the merger of American and US Airways, opening the door to the creation of the world's largest airline.