Common Ground Co-op's current location in Urbana's Lincoln Square.

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News Local/State - April 15, 2015

Local Co-op Seeks More Diversity With Champaign Store

Common Ground is adding a second store, expanding to a downtown Champaign location in early 2016.  Its general manager expects to add to the co-op's diverse customer base and add 75 jobs when the Walnut Street location opens.

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)

News Local/State - 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.

City of Champaign logo

News Local/State - April 15, 2015

Voters at Town Meeting Authorize Sale of Buildings

City of Champaign Township officials say they need larger facilities that are more accessible to people with disabilities, and that there have been inquiries about their office buildings from potential buyers.

Members of the Illinois Senate attend a hearing at the Illini Union in Urbana Monday.

Hannah Meisel/WILL

News Local/State - April 14, 2015

Lawmakers Host Marathon Budget Hearing On U of I Campus

After a two-week break, lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday for the latter half of their spring legislative session. But reaching a budget compromise won’t be easy, if Monday's marathon budget hearing in Urbana is any indication.

Dave Benton, in a visit with Illinois Public Media last December.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - April 13, 2015

WCIA’s Benton Stepping Down From The Anchor Desk

The Champaign news anchor says a brain tumor is affecting his ability to do his job, and will step down after broadcasts Monday night.  But he hopes to continue with his Crime Watch programs.

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