A "Narrow Bridge" sign is posted on the approach to the Bradley Avenue bridge over I-57 in Champaign.

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March 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Bridge Replacement To Close Bradley Ave. At I-57 For 8 Months

Bradley Avenue will be closed at I-57 at the western end of Champaign starting Wednesday, March 20, for a bridge replacement project that's expected to take eight months to complete. Traffic will be rerouted. 


Stuart Strahl, president of the Chicago Zoological Society, explains the infrastructure problems at Brookfield Zoo at a news conference Wendesday February 13 where the group asked the state for helping fixing the issues in the upcoming capital bill.

Mary Hansen/Illinois Newsroom

February 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Making The Case For A Piece of Illinois’ Capital Plan

Crumbling sidewalks, gas line failures and cracked concrete — the problems at Brookfield Zoo are a metaphor for what’s wrong with public infrastructure throughout Illinois. As lawmakers begin negotiating a statewide spending plan to fix it, the zoo is among a growing list of those coming to Springfield with their paws out.


A screenshot from a video posted on Facebook of a passer-by who spotted the crash off Interstate 74.

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December 06, 2018 - News Local/State

Two Die In Normal West Bus Crash On I-74

Two people died and two others received serious injuries Wednesday night when a semitrailer truck on Interstate 74 crashed head-on into a school bus carrying eight Normal West girls basketball players back from a game in Champaign. None of the students were critically injured.


Lock and Dam #12, pictured here, is in the town of Bellevue, Iowa.

Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media file photo

October 29, 2018 - News Local/State

President Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill

President Donald Trump signed America's Water Infrastructure Act last week, which authorizes work on many projects around the U.S., ranging from water treatment to mitigating invasive species to transportation.


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